Arizona State University: Maternal and Child Health Grantee's Meeting

This past week, the Arizona State University TRANSCEND group attended the Maternal and Child Health Grantee’s meeting in Washington D.C. We were excited to network with our fellow grantees from the seven other programs in the MCH Training network and learned a lot while we were there!  One of our favorite parts of the two-dayContinue reading “Arizona State University: Maternal and Child Health Grantee's Meeting”

UTK Former Trainee Spotlight: Alexandra Alford

Alexandra Alford is a registered and licensed dietitian in Atlanta, GA. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology with a concentration in Dietetics at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) in Princess Anne, MD. Alexandra then attended the University of Tennessee (UT) in Knoxville, TN to earn her Master of Science inContinue reading “UTK Former Trainee Spotlight: Alexandra Alford”

UTK Trainee Spotlight: Emily Wojtowicz

Emily is a 1st year student and trainee at the University of Tennessee, pursuing a PhD in Community Nutrition.  Emily received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Arizona. Then, she went on to complete a combined dietetic internship and Master of Science program at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU)Continue reading “UTK Trainee Spotlight: Emily Wojtowicz”

Promoting Healthy Weight Colloquium 3.0: A Socio-Ecological Perspective – Healthful Food Access

 Julianne is a first year Master’s student at University of Tennessee, Knoxville pursuing a degree in Public Health Nutrition. She hopes to work with medically underserved children and sustainable food systems. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from University of Dayton in Dietetics, Food and Nutrition.  On Friday, September 27th, the University of Tennessee’s MCH Nutrition LeadershipContinue reading “Promoting Healthy Weight Colloquium 3.0: A Socio-Ecological Perspective – Healthful Food Access”

UTK Trainee Spotlight: Sa’Nealdra Wiggins

Sa’Nealdra is a 4th year doctoral student at the University of Tennessee pursuing a degree in Nutritional Sciences in hopes of impacting women and girls of color as it pertains to dietary quality. She currently holds a degree in Health Education-Public Health from Middle Tennessee State University.       This summer I completed aContinue reading “UTK Trainee Spotlight: Sa’Nealdra Wiggins”

Western Partners Trainee Spotlight: Georgia Brown & Nicole Thelan

This blog post highlights the work and experiences of two funded MCH trainees from Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU), Georgia Brown (left) and Nicole Thelan (right). Georgia is a 1st year trainee at OHSU in Portland, Oregon. She is currently completing her Masters of Science degree in Human Nutrition in combination with her dieteticContinue reading “Western Partners Trainee Spotlight: Georgia Brown & Nicole Thelan”

Child Obesity:  Reflecting on strengths-based approaches to clinical care and looking forward to positive deviance approaches to research

Laura is a 1st year trainee at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. She is pursuing a PhD in Nutrition and a doctoral minor in Epidemiology at UMN. Her research is focused on the intersection of obesity and disordered eating in children and adolescents. She is interested in understanding how external factors such asContinue reading “Child Obesity:  Reflecting on strengths-based approaches to clinical care and looking forward to positive deviance approaches to research”

Promoting Healthy Weight Colloquium 3.0: A Socio-Ecological Perspective – Policy at All Levels

  The Promoting Healthy Weight (PHW) Colloquia are a biannual series, held each spring and fall, that highlights the latest research in maternal and child health nutrition. The Colloquia are for practitioners, health agency employees, students, faculty, researchers, families, and the community. Viewers can attend the event onsite or view the live or archived webcastContinue reading “Promoting Healthy Weight Colloquium 3.0: A Socio-Ecological Perspective – Policy at All Levels”

Improving CHW’s Work in the Spectrum of Cancer Care Across Minnesota

Yetunde is a 2nd year trainee at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. She is currently finishing up her MPH and dietetic internship at the UMN School of Public Health. She earned her Bachelor in Science in Nutrition – Dietetics at Auburn University in 2017. Her interests include maternal and child health, mental health,Continue reading “Improving CHW’s Work in the Spectrum of Cancer Care Across Minnesota”

Western Partners Trainee Spotlight: Alicia Yang

Alicia is a 2nd year Master of Public Health candidate at the University of Washington, Seattle. She holds a degree in Food and Nutritional Sciences from Seattle Pacific University and completed her dietetic internship at Golden Gate Dietetic Internship. She worked in outpatient care and nutrition research as a registered dietitian before returning to school.Continue reading “Western Partners Trainee Spotlight: Alicia Yang”