IV Lipids in the NICU

Presentation by Kara L. Calkins, MD MSCR

During this webinar, you will learn about:

  • The importance of intravenous (IV) lipids in the neonatal intensive care unit
  • The association of IV lipids with an essential fatty acid deficiency
  • The various IV lipid products available and their various components (fatty acids,
    phytosterols, and Vitamin E)
  • How IV lipids can be utilized to potentially modulate neonatal diseases such as
    intestinal failure associated liver disease


There is a Q&A session at the end of the presentation.


About the Speaker

Kara L. Calkins, MD MSCR
Associate Professor
Section of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics at UC Los Angeles


Dr. Kara Calkins received her MD from the UC Irvine. Her post-graduate trainingincluded a pediatric residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, followed by postdoctoral fellowships and training in neonatal-perinatal medicine, a Masters in Clinical Research, and clinical pharmacology at UC Los Angeles. Dr. Calkins is currently an Associate Professor in the section of Neonatology in the Department of Pediatrics at UC Los Angeles. She is the Program Director the Neonatology Fellowship and Co-Director for Pediatric Residency Research.

Dr. Calkins has served as the principal investigator for several grants, including grants from the Gerber Foundation and NIH/NIDDK. Dr. Calkins’ research career is dedicated to better understanding how nutrition impacts growth, body composition, metabolism, and specific diseases. Dr. Calkins’ research team focuses on how to best prevent, treat and diagnosis various liver diseases, including intestinal failure associated liver disease (IFALD) and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).  Dr. Calkins has over 40 peer-reviewed publications, reviews, and book chapters. Dr. Calkins is committed to mentoring future pediatric physician scientists, and promoting an innovative research environment that fosters inclusion and inquisition.