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Environmental Enteropathy in Tanzania & Pakistan: Biomarker Field Investigations and Intestinal Tissue Analysis in Infants with Growth Faltering

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Sana Syed, MD M Sc is a Pediatric Gastroenterologist who has recently finished a Clinical Nutrition fellowship from Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School while pursuing Global Health research focusing on pediatric malnutrition. Dr Syed graduated from medical school in Pakistan where she first developed an interest in global health. She was a researcher for the 2010 Global Burden of Disease Study as part of a WHO /Gates CHERG initiative where she was worked with the Infections Morbidity/Disability Group with the primary objective to produce systematic estimates of morbidity/long term disability for neonatal infections and long term sequelae. Dr. Syed completed her Pediatrics residency training at Duke University and Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Fellowship at Emory University, Atlanta where she worked with CDC colleagues on the determinants of anemia in school-aged children. This fall she will be joining the University of Virginia as Asst. Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. Her research interests include international child health and clinical gastroenterology & nutrition with her current work focused on: 1- Biomarkers of gut function in malnourished children at risk for Environmental Enteric Dysfunction/Enteropathy living in Tanzania and Pakistan 2- Understanding abnormalities in epithelial characteristics and barrier proteins in the pathogenesis of Environmental Enteric Dysfunction/Enteropathy

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