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Keli Hawthorne, M.S., R.D.

Education

M.S.
Texas Woman's University

Residency/Fellowship

Fellowship, Neonatal Nutrition
Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital

About

Keli Hawthorne is the director for clinical research for the Department of Pediatrics at Dell Medical School. She executes overall research administration and operations within the pediatrics department by creating infrastructure and providing research assistance to faculty. Hawthorne trains physicians, dietitians, medical students and undergraduate students in pediatric nutrition and clinical research study design.

Hawthorne’s research focuses on neonatal and pediatric nutrition including mineral absorption, intestinal failure and human milk fortification for premature infants. Hawthorne was a leader in the national efforts to obtain FDA approval for intravenous omega-3 fatty acid lipid emulsions for infants and children in the US with severe liver damage. She received the Texas Distinguished Scientist Award from the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is a past recipient of the Emerging Dietetic Leader Award and Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year.

Hawthorne relocated to Dell Med after almost 15 years in Houston at Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine.

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Professional Affiliations
  • Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
    Awards Chair 2016-17, Legislative Director 2005-07
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
    Evidence Analysis Library 2012-15
  • Houston Area Dietetic Association
    President 2004-05
Awards & Honors
  • Texas Distinguished Scientist
    Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2010
  • Research Subject Advocate Award
    Texas Children's Hospital, 2010
  • Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year
    Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2007
  • Emerging Dietetic Leader
    Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2005