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Director for Clinical Research and Lactation, Special Care Nursery
Pediatrics, Women Children and Family Nursing
College of Nursing, Rush Medical College
1653 W. Congress Pkwy.
Ste. 625A
Chicago, IL 60612

(312) 942-4932
(312) 942-3355
DNSc, Rush University, College of Nursing, 1985

MSN, Loyola University of Chicago, Marcella Neihoff School of Nursing, 1977

BSN, University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Nursing, 1971
Biochemical Phenomena Metabolism and Nutrition, Congenital Hereditary and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities, Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases, Physiological Processes

Paula Meier, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the director for clinical research and lactation in the neonatal intensive care unit and is a professor of women, children and family nursing and a professor of pediatrics at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. She has worked as a practitioner and researcher in the area of human milk, lactation and breastfeeding for premature infants and their mothers since 1975. Meier has conducted numerous externally-funded research and demonstration projects, and currently serves as the principal investigator for a 5-year, $2.76 million, NIH-funded study, "Health Outcomes and Cost of Human Milk Feedings for Very Low Birthweight Infants." She has published over 70 peer-reviewed manuscripts, and serves as a member of the International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation and of the Health Advisory Council for LaLeche League, International.
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