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Title

Nutrition Therapy to Improve Outcomes from Surgery and Critical Illness   

Status

Open

Project Description

The mission of our NIH funded laboratory (The Translational PharmacoNutrition and Pharmacology Laboratory (TPN Lab) is to discover and develop the use of new therapeutic agents to treat acute and chronic illness. This research spans the entire range of translational pharmacology (from basic mechanistic pathway determination in cellular/animal systems to large multi-center randomized controlled clinical trials).
Currently, we have a major research focus on the use of specific nutrients and amino acids (glutamine and other sports and performance-enhancing nutrients) as pharmacologic agents in the therapy of critical illness, organ injury, and peri-operative/surgical stress. Other areas of interest for our research group include development of coordinated peri-operative interventions (exercise, nutrition, etc.) to improve surgical outcomes.
A student in our fast paced and diverse lab group would be encouraged to target either work

Mentor Name

Wischmeyer, Paul

Mentor Location

RC -2 7th Floor  

Mentor Contact Number

720-848-6745

Mentor Contact Email

Paul.Wischmeyer@ucdenver.edu 

Specialty

Enter Choice #1

Preceptor Name

 

Student

 

Department

Anesthesiology

Funding Department/Program

Anesthesiology

Area of Study

Pulmonary and Critical Care; Surgery

Populations

 

Method(s)

Animal Models; Clinical Trials; Nutrition; Surveys, Questionnaires, and Psychological Testing; Treatment Trials

Disease or Symptom

Stress

Faculty/Lab Website

http://www.uchsc.edu/anes/research/tpn.php

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Last modified at 1/6/2014 9:22 AM by Watts, Katie