A Community Symposium


School of Medicine

Department of Surgery


Preventing Rapid Weight Gain in Infants and Toddlers by Breastfeeding

A Community Symposium


The LRC – Compton Nelson Hall Auditorium
Meharry Medical College
Nashville, Tennessee




8:00 - 8:45 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45 a.m.
Kempson Onadeko
Student Research Assistant

8:55 a.m.
Welcome Remarks
Marquetta L. Faulkner, M.D., M.B.A., FACP, FASN
Acting Senior Vice President for Health Affairs &
Dean, School of Medicine
Meharry Medical College

9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Childhood Obesity in Tennessee
Juan Escarfuller, MDiv., MA Program
Coordinator Department of Pediatrics
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

9:50 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
Breastfeeding Programs in Tennessee
Kimberlee Wyche Etheridge, M.D. M.P.H.
Acting Director Public Health Initiatives
Tennessee State University

10:20 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.

10:35 a.m. - 11: 10 a.m.
Keynote Address
"Reclaiming an African American Tradition: Breastfeeding"
Michal A. Young, M.D., FAAP
Associate Professor Director NICU
Howard University, Washington, D.C.

11 a.m. until noon
Preventing Rapid Weight Gain in Infants and Toddlers by Promoting Breastfeeding
Flora A. M. Ukoli, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor, Meharry Medical College
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Grant Recipient

Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Prayers by:
Luncheon Speaker
Kathryn Hall-Trujillo, M.P.H.
Founder & Executive Director of Birthing Project USA

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Discussion Panel

Gwinnett Ladson, M.D.
Professor & Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Meharry Medical College

Xylina D. Bean, M.D.
Professor & Chair of Pediatrics
Meharry Medical College

Elizabeth Moore, RN, Ph.D., IBCLC
Associate Professor
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing

Elder Darryl Taliaferro
Executive Pastor
Mt. Zion Baptist Church

2:30 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Poster Prize Presentation

Closing Remarks