"Bad water, bad diet, bad stem cells: Understanding and reversing environmental enteropathy"
Sean Moore, MD (UVA Pediatrics)
Hosted by Jason Papin, PhD
Abstract: Environmental enteropathy is a gut manifestation of the vicious cycle of diarrhea and undernutrition in low-and-middle income countries. I will review our laboratory’s clinical and preclinical studies of environmental enteropathy and their implications for accelerating progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals of eradicating malnutrition and preventable childhood deaths.
Bio: Sean Moore, MD, MS is Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Research in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition at the University of Virginia. He completed his undergraduate studies at Asbury College, M.S. in epidemiology at UVA, M.D. at Johns Hopkins, and a residency in pediatrics and fellowship in gastroenterology and nutrition at Vanderbilt. His laboratory works at the intersection of the intestinal epithelium, gut microbes, and nutrition; with a primary focus on child health in the developing world. Using multidisciplinary approaches that span clinical trials, cohort studies, and laboratory models of undernutrition, infection, and immunity, the ultimate goals of his research are to prevent childhood deaths and disability from undernutrition and diarrhea.
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