Norma A. Metheny, MSN, PhD, RN

Associate Dean for Research, Dorothy Votsmier Endowed Chair

Saint Louis University (SLU)

My primary area of research is preventing complications associated with enteral nutrition. I have received six R01 grants from NIH since 1987 to study methods to promote safe enteral nutrition. My current emphasis is the development of a bedside assay for pepsin to use for detection of aspiration in mechanically ventilated, tube-fed patients.