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Today we have the pleasure to chat with Dr. Ariel Salas from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Dr. Salas is truly an inspiration for many of us. As an international medical graduate from Bolivia he has managed to reach the pinnacle of academia and has been a prolific researcher. His work on neonatal nutrition has given him a notional notoriety and he was recently presenting his work at PAS 2022. If you would like to reach out to Dr. Salas, he graciously allowed us to share his email with our audience and can be found at: asalas@uabmc.edu


Short Bio: Dr. Salas is a board-certified, attending neonatologist at the Children's Hospital of Alabama and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He has an M.D. degree from Universidad Mayor de San Andres and an M.S.P.H. degree from UAB.  He currently receives grant support from NICHD to study the effects of human milk diets on body composition outcomes of extremely preterm infants. His long-term career goal is to reduce the burden of postnatal growth faltering through novel translational studies and large-scale, multi-center clinical trials of promising dietary interventions that optimize growth, reduce dysbiosis, and ultimately improve neurodevelopment.

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Helping babies reach their full growth potential
Helping babies reach their full growth potential