ASU TRANSCEND Trainee Spotlight: Sydney Pisano

Sydney is currently a first year Master’s student in Nutrition and a MCH trainee at Arizona State University’s College of Health Solutions. She received her Bachelor’s in Nutrition (Dietetics) in 2018, also from Arizona State University. In the past, she was a Nutrition Instructor for the City of Tempe, where she taught Nutrition classes toContinue reading “ASU TRANSCEND Trainee Spotlight: Sydney Pisano”

UTK Trainee Spotlight: Veronica Rubio

Veronica is a first-year graduate student in the Nutrition program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK). Veronica also received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition at UTK in 2014. She then went on to complete her dietetic internship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Veronica worked as a registered dietitian in the Women, Infants andContinue reading “UTK Trainee Spotlight: Veronica Rubio”

UMN Trainee Spotlight: Somadee Cheam

Somadee is a first year MPH Nutrition student in coordinated masters program at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities where she also received her undergraduate degree in nutrition and dietetics in 2018. She began her MCH traineeship in September 2018 and has been working on the development of the University of Minnesota’s Public Health NutritionContinue reading “UMN Trainee Spotlight: Somadee Cheam”

ASU TRANSCEND Trainees Attend Obesity Week Conference

By: Armando Pena and Kiley Vander Wyst Nestled between businesses and bars around every corner, The Obesity Society’s Annual Meeting took place right in the heart of downtown Nashville, TN. The conference was four-days long with scientists and clinicians from all over the world in attendance. The lecture topics ranged from bariatric surgery and pharmacokineticsContinue reading “ASU TRANSCEND Trainees Attend Obesity Week Conference”

UTK Former Trainee Spotlight: Amber Ford

Amber Ford, an alumnus of the Maternal and Child Health Leadership traineeship, is a registered and licensed dietitian at the Knox County Health Department. At the University of Tennessee, Amber completed a dual Master’s program in Public Health and Public Health Nutrition, and completed the dietetic internship. As a Public Health Educator, Amber has focusedContinue reading “UTK Former Trainee Spotlight: Amber Ford”

UMN Trainee Spotlight: Noelle Yeo

Noelle is a second-year MPH Nutrition student in the coordinated masters program and an MCH Nutrition trainee at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. She completed her bachelors of science at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln in nutrition, exercise, and health sciences in 2017 with minors in Spanish and business administration. After graduation in AugustContinue reading “UMN Trainee Spotlight: Noelle Yeo”

The Fate of Nutrition Research and the Dietary Guidelines: Is It Time for a National Institute of Nutrition?

The United States government continues to pour trillions of dollars into the treatment of lifestyle-related diseases while spending only a fraction on programs designed to improve health. Annual spending on nutrition research averages to only $1.5 billion annually, which may like plenty but is almost nothing compared to the over $1 trillion in direct andContinue reading “The Fate of Nutrition Research and the Dietary Guidelines: Is It Time for a National Institute of Nutrition?”

UTK Former Trainee Spotlight: Megan Rodgers

Megan Rodgers, an alumnus of the Maternal and Child Health Leadership traineeship, is a registered and licensed dietitian at the Knox County Health Department. At the University of Tennessee, Megan obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, a Master of Science in Public Health Nutrition and completed the dietetic internship. Megan’s work at the healthContinue reading “UTK Former Trainee Spotlight: Megan Rodgers”

ASU TRANSCEND Trainee Spotlight: Kenzie Millner

Kenzie is a first-year master student in Nutrition at the Arizona State University (ASU) College of Health Solutions. Kenzie received her undergraduate degree in Nutritional Sciences with a Dietetics Emphasis from the University of Arizona-Tucson. She began as an MCH Trainee in August 2018 through the ASU TRANSCEND Program. In this blog post she describesContinue reading “ASU TRANSCEND Trainee Spotlight: Kenzie Millner”

UMN Trainee Spotlight: Junia N Brito

Junia is a first-year PhD student in Social/Behavioral Epidemiology at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health (SPH). She is originally from Brazil, where she received her dietetic training and worked as both a clinical dietitian and as a dietitian food service manager. While living in the U.S., Junia has completed an MBA with aContinue reading “UMN Trainee Spotlight: Junia N Brito”