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Faculty Detail    
Name REED ALLEN DIMMITT
 
Campus Address ACC 618
Phone  (20-5) -918
E-mail  rdimmitt@uab.edu
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Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Pediatrics   PED-GASTROENTEROLOGY, HEPATOLOGY, & NUTRITION Professor
Secondary  Surgery   Surgery - Pediatric Assistant Professor
Center  Nutrition Sciences   Nutrition Obesity Res Ctr (NORC) Professor

Biographical Sketch 
MD - 1992-1996 St. Louis University School of Medicine MSPH - 2001-2004 University of Alabama at Birmingham PhD - 2003-present University of Alabama at Birmingham 2007 Proctor & Gamble Scholar in Gastroenterology American Foundation of Medical Research 2007 Best Doctors in America in Neonatology 2007 Best Poster- 6th Annual Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America meeting, Aventura, Florida

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
American Academy of Pediatrics     
American Association of Immunology     
American Gastroenterology Association     
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America     
NASPGHAN     
Society of Mucosal Immunology     
Southern Society of Pediatric Research      



Research/Clinical Interest
Title
Description
-Mucosal immunology, in particular the interaction between innate and adaptive immunity in the development of an animal model of necrotizing enterocolitis -Development of murine model of small bowel disease to study the role of intestinal microbiota in the pathogenesis of injury -The development of the premature infant intestinal microbiota -Clinic trials in peritoneal drainage versus laparotomy for surgical NEC -Role of omega-3 fatty acids in Intestinal Failure Associated Liver Disease

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Crohn's disease with pulmonary manifestations in children: 2 case reports and review of the literature.
Vadlamudi NB, Navaneethan U, Thame KA, Kelly DR, Dimmitt RA, Harris WT.
SourceDivision of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Children's of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, USA.
 
22704660 
Bloodstream infections in very low birth weight infants with intestinal failure.
Cole CR, Hansen NI, Higgins RD, Bell EF, Shankaran S, Laptook AR, Walsh MC, Hale EC, Newman NS, Das A, Stoll BJ; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development’s Neonatal Research Network. 
21840538 
Critical role for P-glycoprotein expression in hematopoietic cells in the FVB.Mdr1a(-/-) model of colitis.
Staley EM, Dimmitt RA, Schoeb TR, Tanner SM, Lorenz RG.
SourceDepartment of Microbiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35243-2182, USA.
 
21681110 
Absence of N addition facilitates B cell development, but impairs immune responses.
Schelonka RL, Ivanov II, Vale AM, Dimmitt RA, Khaled M, Schroeder HW Jr.
SourceDepartment of Pediatrics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA.
 
21660592 

Keywords
necrotizing enterocolitis, mucosal immunology