Keli Hawthorne, M.S., R.D.
Director of Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics
Texas Woman's University
Fellowship, Neonatal Nutrition
Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital
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.
Texas Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
Awards Chair, 2016-2017; Legislative Director, 2005-2007
Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
Evidence Analysis Library, 2012-2015
Houston Area Dietetic Association
Texas Distinguished Scientist
Texas Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, 2010
Research Subject Advocate Award
Texas Children's Hospital, 2010
Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year
Texas Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, 2007
Emerging Dietetic Leader
Texas Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, 2005