Conferinta ABM la Lisabona - (30-07-2016)

Conferinta ABM la Lisabona

 Cititi memoriile unui doctor de renume, membru ABM, Kathleen Marinelli, despre a 6-a Conferinta Europeana Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine AICI

 Kathleen Marinelli is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of CT School of Medicine, a neonatologist and member of the Human Milk Research Center at CT Children's Medical Center, Hartford, CT. She graduated from Cornell University and Cornell University School of Medicine and was a pediatric intern, resident, nephrology fellow and neonatology fellow at Children's National Medical Center, George Washington University, Washington DC. She was in the inaugural group of physicians to be recognized internationally with the designation of "Fellow of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine" (FABM), and recently completed her 12th year on the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) Board of Directors (as Secretary on the Executive Committee), continuing to chair the Protocol committee. She represents ABM on the United States Breastfeeding Committee, where she recently served as Chair. She was elected to the International Lactation Consultant Association Board as a Director July 2014-July 2017. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Breastfeeding, and since 2000 has served as the AAP Connecticut Chapter Breastfeeding Coordinator. She was instrumental in drafting and passing comprehensive breastfeeding in the workplace legislation in CT in 2001, and Jury Duty Legislation in 2012. She volunteers on a medical advisory committee to Baby-Friendly USA, and was named the Chair of the Baby-Friendly USA NICU Initiative in 2013. She was appointed by the Governor of the State of Connecticut to the Governor's Task Force on Family Medical Leave Insurance in August 2013, and is also active in the CT Breastfeeding Coalition, while serving on many state and local committees and organizations.

A long-time believer in the use of pasteurized donor human milk when needed, she was founding Medical Director of the New England Mother's Milk Bank and is currently co-Medical Director of the Mothers' Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes. She has authored a number of chapters, monographs, peer-reviewed research papers, and ABM protocols. Her research interests center on breastfeeding and the use of human milk in the NICU, cup feeding, donor milk and donor milk banking, the Baby-Friendly NICU, global maternal-child issues and the education of medical professionals. She lectures extensively in the United States and abroad. She lives in Glastonbury, CT, and has 4 accomplished children from 18 to 28 years of age. 


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