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College of Health Centennial Lecture

Save the Date for the College of Health Centennial Lecture!

Thursday, January 10, 2019:  5:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the L.A. Pittenger Student Center Ballroom:

Edwin McDonald, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Associate Director of Adult Clinical Nutrition

University of Chicago Medicine

 Edwin K. McDonald IV, MD, is dedicated to improving the health of individuals and communities through nutrition education. His interest in the effects of nutrition on health and disease stem from his experience with Project Brotherhood -- an innovative clinic dedicated to providing accessible, affordable care for black men on Chicago's South Side. While training barbers to serve as health educators, he became keenly aware of the impact of social determinants of health, including the role of nutrition. In 2012, Dr. McDonald received a certificate in professional cookery from Kendall College School of Culinary Arts.

Dr. McDonald also is an active researcher. He recently investigated the effects of vitamin deficiency in patients requiring parenteral nutrition (intravenous feeding) and studied the usefulness of fecal calprotectin in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. He also created a web-based mobile program to assess the utility of applications in managing inpatient hepatology patients. Dr. McDonald's work has been funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).

For more information on the lecture, contact the Fisher Institute of Health and Well-Being at 285-8259.