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Academic Title
Associate Professor of Medicine

M.D., University of Nebraska, College of Medicine, Omaha Nebraska

UConn Health Center, Farmington, CT
Internal Medicine

Areas of Special Clinical Interest
Interested in interventions that decrease risk for falls, fractures and frailty in older men and women such as testosterone and vitamin D supplementation.

Selected Publications
Avery E, Kleppinger A, Feinn R, Kenny AM*. Determinants of living situation in a population of community-dwelling and assisted-living dwelling elders. J Am Med Directors Assoc 2010;11(2):140-144.

Kenny AM*, Kleppinger A, Annis K, Rathier M, Browner B, Judge JO, McGee D.  Effects of transdermal testosterone on bone and muscle in older men with low bioavailable testosterone, low bone mass and physical frailty.  J Amer Geriatr Soc 2010;58(6):1134-1143.

Boxer RS‡, Kleppinger A, Brindisi J, Feinn R, Burleson JA, Kenny AM*.  Effects of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) on cardiovascular risk factors in older women with frailty characteristics.  Age Ageing 2010;39(4):451-458.

Kleppinger A, Litt M, Kenny AM, Oncken C.  Effects of smoking cessation on body composition in postmenopausal women.  J Womens Health 2010;19(9):1651-1657. 

Kuruvilla K‡, Kenny AM, Raisz LG, Kerstetter JE, Feinn RS, Rajan TV. Importance of bone mineral density measurements in evaluating fragility bone fracture risk in Asian Indian men. Osteoporos Int. 2010 May 6. [Epub ahead of print]

Surdykowski AK‡, Kenny AM, Insogna KL, Kerstetter JE. Optimizing bone health in older adults: the importance of dietary protein. Aging health. 2010;6(3):345-357. [PMID: 20657805]

Kenny AM*, Boxer RS‡, Kleppinger A, Brindisi J, Feinn R, Burleson JA. Dehydroepiandrosterone Combined with Exercise Improves Muscle Strength and Physical Function in Frail Older Women J Amer Geriatr Soc 2010:58:1707-1714.

Swanberg M, McGuigan F, Ivaska KK, Gerdhem P, Lerner UH, Bucala R, Kuchel G, Kenny A, Akesson K.  Polymorphisms in the macrophage migration inhibitory factor gene and bone loss in postmenopausal women.  Bone. 2010 Aug;47(2):424-9. Epub 2010 May 12.

Boxer RS‡, Kleppinger A, Ahmad A‡, Annis K, Hager WD, Kenny AM* The 6-minute walk measures frailty and predicts mortality in older patients with heart failure.  Congestive Heart Failure 2010 Sep-Oct;16(5):208-13

Boxer RS‡, Kenny AM, Cheruvu VK, Vest M, Fiutem JJ, Piña II. Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration is associated with functional capacity in older adults with heart failure. Am Heart J. 2010 Nov;160(5):893-9.PMID: 21095277

Baker WL, Karan S‡, Kenny AM. Effect of dehydroepiandrosterone on muscle strength and physical function in older adults: a systematic review.J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011;59(6):997-1002.

Mangano KM‡, Walsh SJ, Insogna KL, Kenny AM, Kerstetter JE. Calcium intake in the United States from dietary and supplemental sources across adult age groups: new estimates from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2003-2006. J Am Diet Assoc. 2011;111(5):687-95.

Chun OK, Wang, Y, Yang M, Lee SG, Davis CG, Kenny A, Koo SI.  Plasma total antioxidant capacity is associated with dietary intake and plasma level of antioxidants in postmenopausal women  J Nutr Biochem 2012 May 21 [Epub ahead of print].

Gaier ED‡, Kleppinger A, Ralle M, Mains RE, Kenny AM, Eipper BA. High serum Cu and Cu/Zn ratios correlate with impairments in bone density, physical performance and overall health in a population of elderly men with frailty characteristics. Exp Gerontol. 2012 Jul;47(7):491-6.

Fragala MS‡, Clark MH, Walsh SJ, Kleppinger A, Judge JO, Kuchel GA, Kenny AM. Gender differences in anthropometric predictors of physical performance in older adults. Gend Med. 2012 Dec;9(6):445-56.

Hutchins-Wiese HL‡, Kleppinger A, Annis K, Liva E, Lammi-Keefe CJ, Durham H,  Kenny AM. The impact of supplemental N-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids and dietary antioxidants on physical performance in postmenopausal women.  In press J Nutr Health Aging

Boxer RS‡, Kenny AM,  Schmotzer BJ, Vest M, Fiutem JJ,  Piña IL.  A Randomized Controlled Trial of High-DoseVitamin D3 in Patients With Heart Failure. J Am Coll Cardiol HF 2013;1:84–9

Parham K, Leonard G, Feinn RS, Lafreniere D, Kenny AM. Prospective clinical investigation of the relationship between idiopathic benign paroxysmal positional vertigo and bone turnover: A pilot study. Laryngoscope. 2013 May 14.

Mangano KM‡,, Walsh SJ, Kenny AM, Insogna KL, Kerstetter JE. Dietary acid load is associated with lower bone mineral density in men with low intake of dietary calcium. J Bone Miner Res. 2013 Jul 22.

Current Grants
Abbott Laboratories                                                            Kenny (PI)                                             06/01/12-02/10/15
Randomized Double Blinded Controlled Trial of an Oral Nutritional Supplement Containing AN 777 in Older Hospitalized Patients
The purpose of this project is to conduct a study of an oral nutritional supplement containing AN 777 in older hospitalized patients.
Role:  PI

1R01AG035009                                                                   Magaziner (PI)                                     09/01/13-05/31/15
Community Ambulation Following Hip Fracture
The goal of this project is to conduct a randomized trial comparing a multi-component exercise program to a comparison intervention with the aim of increasing patients’ ability to regain capacity for independent ambulation in the community.
Role: Co-Investigator

1K30RR030225                                                                   Kenny (PI)                                             07/01/12-12/31/14
NCRR (UCHC Subaward)
Clinical Research Curriculum Award
The purpose of this project is to develop translational courses and a mentoring program for the Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Research
Role:  PI

Research Staff
Brad Biskup, M.A.
Valerie Smith, B.S.
Alison Kleppinger, M.S.

Educational Contribution
Students (MD)
Fellows (MD)
Residents (MD)

Contact Information
Phone: 860-679-3956
Fax: 860-679-1307
E-mail: Kenny@nso1.uchc.edu

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