Pittsburgh Magazine Names Nursing Professor 40 Under 40 Honoree

Pittsburgh Magazine has recognized Dr. Kelley Baumgartel, assistant professor in the School of Nursing, among its 2020 class of 40 Under 40 honorees.

Each year, the magazine and the organization PUMP (Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project) recognize 40 outstanding individuals under the age of 40 whose creativity, vision and passion enrich the Pittsburgh region.

Baumgartel, who holds a PhD in nursing with a focus in healthcare genetics, has worked as bedside nurse in both the Pediatric and Neonatal ICUs. Her research focuses on the molecular mechanisms for breast milk variability and whether differences in milk composition contribute to neonatal outcomes. She is the Principal Investigator at the Human Milk Science Institute and Biobank. This Pittsburgh-based organization fosters and promotes research across all disciplines through the sharing of biological samples and data.

In addition, she also serves on the board of directors for the Mid-Atlantic Mothers' Milk Bank. She is the recipient of the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing Community Service Award, as well as March of Dimes/Association of Women's Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nursing "Saving Babies, Together" award. Baumgartel completed the Summer Genetics Institute fellowship at the National Institutes of Health in 2010. 

Baumgartel and the other honorees are featured in the November issue of Pittsburgh Magazine.

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