Steven Abrams, MD

Director of Dell Pediatric Research Institute, Professor of Pediatrics

1987 …2017
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Research Interests

Research is focused on the mineral requirements of children of all ages, particularly calcium, zinc and iron metabolism.

Bio

Dr. Steven Abrams is the inaugural Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, and a professor of Pediatrics, at the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin. He is a neonatologist and came to the Dell Medical School from Texas Children's Hospital in Houston. He was also a professor of pediatrics, director of the fellowship program in neonatal-perinatal medicine, and medical director of the Neonatal Nutrition Program at Baylor College of Medicine.

A graduate of The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he studied medicine at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and was a pediatric resident at Akron Children's Hospital. He also had fellowships at the National Institutes of Health in nutritional research and Baylor in neonatology and in nutrition.

Clinically, his interests are in the growth of preterm infants and the use of specialized nutritional practices, including omega-3 fatty acids in the care of infants who have problems with intestinal function. He believes that achieving adequate growth safely in high-risk infants is a key aspect of neonatal care, and a multi-disciplinary approach is vital to meeting this goal.

Abrams is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, including its Committee on Nutrition, and the Society for Pediatric Research. He is also an executive committee member of the American Society for Nutrition's Medical Nutrition Council, and a former associate editor of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. He is a member of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee 2015, which advises the government on food programs.

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Research Output 1987 2017

Authors' response

Abrams, S., Daniels, S. R. & Heyman, M. B., Oct 1 2017, In : Pediatrics. 140, 4, e20172301B.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

21 Citations

Donor human milk for the high- risk infant: Preparation, safety, and usage options in the United States

Abrams, S., Landers, S., Noble, L. M. & Poindexter, B. B., Jan 1 2017, In : Pediatrics. 139, 1, e20163440.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Human Milk
Milk
Tissue Donors
Safety
Milk Banks
1 Citations

Fruit juice and child health

Abrams, S. A. & Daniels, S. R., Apr 1 2017, In : Pediatrics. 139, 4, e20170041.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

37 Citations

Fruit juice in infants, children, and adolescents: Current recommendations

Heyman, M. B. & Abrams, S., Jun 1 2017, In : Pediatrics. 139, 6, e20170967.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dental Caries
Constipation
Vitamins
Ascorbic Acid
Weight Gain

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

Cao, F., Lu, L., Abrams, S., 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