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Nutrition and Traumatic Brain Injury: Improving Acute and Subacute Health Outcomes in Military Personnel
The perspective of a neurosurgeon
Jamshid Ghajar, M.D., Ph.D., FACS
President, Brain Trauma Foundation
Clinical Professor of Neurological Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
The perspective of an R.D. working in the military environment
Maj. Kelli Metzger, R.D.
Medical Specialist Corps, U.S. Army
Chief, Nutrition Marketing and Integration Services
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
SESSION 4: ROLE OF NUTRITION IN RESILIENCE AND RECOVERY
Objective: To gather information about the state of research on the role of diets, food products, and/or nutritional interventions in the enhancement or impairment of recovery from CNS-related neurotrauma.
Moderator: John Erdman, Committee on Nutrition, Trauma, and the Brain
The ability of nutrients to promote brain plasticity and cognitive health
Fernando Gómez-Pinilla, Ph.D.
Professor, Depts. of Neurosurgery and Physiological Science
University of California, Los Angeles
Resolvins and Protectins: Specialized proresolving mediators in inflammation, and organ protection from essential fatty acids
Charles Serhan, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Experimental Therapeutics and Reperfusion Injury
The Simon Gelman Professor of Anesthesia
Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Mechanisms of nutritional neuroprotection: Flavanols
Sylvain Doré, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, andPharmacology and Molecular Sciences
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Overview of therapeutics for TBI
Edward Hall, Ph.D.
Director, Spinal Cord & Brain Injury Research Center
Professor of Anatomy & Neurobiology, Neurosurgery, Neurology, andPhysical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Chandler Medical Center