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Keli Hawthorne is the director for clinical research for the Department of Pediatrics at Dell Medical School. She has responsibility for directing the pediatric research studies for Dell Medical School, including training the faculty and staff to effectively execute high-quality protocols and aligning collaborators and students together along with grant writing and statistical assistance.

In addition to authoring more than 40 peer-reviewed publications, Hawthorne is a frequent speaker to health professionals in both national and international settings including India, Nigeria and Peru. She is the winner of the 2015 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.

Previously, Hawthorne worked at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston as a registered dietitian and study coordinator at the USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center. Her work on mineral absorption and neonatal nutrition research and clinical practice is critical to her role in Austin.

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Research Output 2004 2020

Survey of neonatal ICU nurses’ knowledge of neonatal nutrition in Japan

Asai, H., Mizuno, K., Yamashita, K., Samejima, M., Yamamoto, K., Hawthorne, K. M., Furukawa, K., Hinokuma, N. & Otsuka, N., Feb 2020, In : Journal of Neonatal Nursing. 26, 1, p. 57-58 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Neonatal Intensive Care Units
Human Milk
Milk Banks
Tissue Donors
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
Small for Gestational Age Infant
Human Milk
Gestational Age
1 Citation (Scopus)

Generalized metabolic bone disease and fracture risk in Rothmund-Thomson syndrome

Cao, F., Lu, L., Abrams, S. A., Hawthorne, K. M., Tam, A., Jin, W., Dawson, B., Shypailo, R., Liu, H., Lee, B., Nagamani, S. C. S. & Wang, L. L., Aug 15 2017, In : Human molecular genetics. 26, 16, p. 3046-3055 10 p., ddx178.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rothmund-Thomson Syndrome
Metabolic Bone Diseases
Bone Fractures
Bone Density
Bone and Bones
2 Citations (Scopus)

Growth of Infants with Intestinal Failure or Feeding Intolerance Does Not Follow Standard Growth Curves

Morton, D. L., Hawthorne, K. M. & Moore, C. E., Jan 1 2017, In : Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism. 2017, 8052606.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

infant growth
head circumference
rehabilitation (people)
4 Citations (Scopus)

Oxytocin, a main breastfeeding hormone, prevents hypertension acquired in utero: A therapeutics preview

Vargas-Martínez, F., Schanler, R. J., Abrams, S. A., Hawthorne, K. M., Landers, S., Guzman-Bárcenas, J., Muñoz, O., Henriksen, T., Petersson, M., Uvnäs-Moberg, K. & Jiménez-Estrada, I., Jan 1 2017, In : Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - General Subjects. 1861, 1, p. 3071-3084 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Breast Feeding
Oxidative stress