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Kudos Corner

Below is an archive of our department's recent media appearances, awards, funded grants, publications, presentations, and other news highlighting the work of our talented faculty, staff, students, and alumni. To submit information for inclusion in our weekly Kudos Corner distribution, please use the link on the right-hand side of the page or contact Amber Tweebeeke at amber.tweebeeke@uga.edu. Questions can also be directed to Dr. Emma Laing, Director, NUTR Communications at emonk@uga.edu.

  • Jan 18, 2022

    • Joe Kindler’s research was featured in the article, “Many overweight kids already have hardened arteries, diabetes” in Crosswalk on 1/4 and in “Overweight children prone to develop heart complications, finds study” in Medical Dialogues on 1/15. 
    • Emma Laing was quoted in the article, “The best beginner-friendly Chloe Ting workouts” in The List on 1/3. 

    Dec 21, 2021

    Dec 14, 2021

    • Carla Schwan was featured in the article, “Schwan selected to lead UGA’s National Center for Home Food Preservation,” published on 12/8 in CAES News. This article has been shared on the FACS and NUTR Facebook pages, as well as other media outlets including the Albany Herald and the Gwinnett Daily Post
    • Shekiah Shannon authored a blog post for UGA Dining Services, titled, “Sleep & Nutrition,” published on 12/8. This was also shared on the NUTR Facebook page.
    • Joe Kindler was quoted in the UGA Today article, “Overweight children are developing heart complications” on 12/14. This article was also shared on the NUTR Facebook page.

    Dec 07, 2021

    • Mariah McDaniel was a guest on the NDTR Spotlight podcast, “When Roots Grow, you Bloom,” which premiered on 12/3. The link to the podcast episode was also shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 12/7. 
    • Jamie Cooper was mentioned in the article, “The No. 1 best nut to lower your cholesterol, new study says,” published in Yahoo! Lifestyle on 12/1.

    Nov 23, 2021

    • Research from Liana Guarneiri, Jamie Cooper, and Chad Paton was featured in this WFXB video, “Why you should add more pecans to your diet,” published on 11/18.

    Nov 09, 2021

    • Tracey Brigman was quoted in the article, “What is a food vacuum sealer?” published in Yahoo! Life on 11/4. This article was also shared on the NUTR Facebook page. 
    • Dietetics major Laney Jones wrote the blog post, “How to eat intuitively for two,” for Vickery Wellness on 11/7. The article was also shared on the NUTR Facebook page.

    Oct 26, 2021

    • Dietetics major Amelia Valdez contributed to the article, “What is RED-S and Why Should You Care About It?” published on 10/20. Amelia co-authored the piece with RD Maddie Alm for Fueling Forward. The article was also shared on the NUTR Facebook page.
    • Emma Laing was featured in the artice, "Laing highlighted by Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics," published in FACS News on 10/19. This article was also shared on the FACS Facebook page.

    Oct 19, 2021

    • Emma Laing was featured in a video that was shown during the Opening Session of this year’s Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) on 10/17. The video is now on YouTube and is titled, “RDNs and NDTRs: Turning Passion into a Career.” 
    • Joe Kindler was featured by the American Society for Nutrition, as a member in the Early Career Nutrition Executive Board, for his work with the Early Career Nutrition Interest Group.

    Oct 12, 2021

    • The two-week ab shredder routine from fitness YouTuber Chloe Ting (Emma Laing) – The List  
    • Three simple ways to lose weight after 50 (Jamie Cooper) – AJC

    Oct 06, 2021

    • Tracey Brigman was featured as an expert in the Wallethub’s article, “2021’s Best Foodie Cities in America” on 10/4.  
    • Jamie Cooper was quoted in the article, “The Best Way to Get a Lean Body after 50, Says Science,” in Eat This, Not That! on 10/4.

    Sep 28, 2021

    • Art Grider was featured in Columns on 9/27 in the article, “Associate professor shares passion for music, science.” This article was also shared on the FACS and NUTR Facebook pages.
    • Jamie Cooper was quoted in the article, “One serving of this tasty snack per day can lower cholesterol by 9% in just two months,” published in First for Women on 9/13. 

    Sep 21, 2021

    Sep 14, 2021

    • Liana Guarneiri appeared as a guest on Athens News Matters (WUGA) on 9/12 in the segment, “The key to reducing cholesterol could be in your backyard.” This episode was also shared on the NUTR and FACS Facebook pages. 
    • Jamie Cooper was featured in the article “Eating pecan nuts significantly improves cholesterol levels,” published this week in The New Daily and Express
    • Courtney Vickery was featured in Voyage ATL Magazine on 9/9 in the article, “Inspiring Conversations with Courtney Vickery, MS, RD, LD of Vickery Wellness.” This article was also shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 9/14.

    Sep 08, 2021

    • Staci Belcher was quoted in an article by CAES News, titled “Healthy eating habits, routines essential for student success,” published on 9/1. This article was shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 9/3.

    Sep 01, 2021

    Aug 24, 2021

    Jul 28, 2021

    • Caree Cotwright was featured in the UGA FACS video "Our Story: Caree Cotwright." In the video, Dr. Cotwright reflects on why it's important for her to be a role model and what the 60th anniversary of desegregation at UGA means to her. This video was shared on the FACS and NUTR Facebook pages on 7/14.
    • Tracey Brigman was quoted in the article, "Five major health benefits of garlic, from boosting your immune system to lowering cholesterol," published in Business Insider on 7/22.
    • Elizabeth Andress was featured in the article, "Home Canning: Top 5 Safety Questions with Dr. Elizabeth Andress," published by the Partnership for Food Safety Education on 7/20.

  • Jan 18, 2022

    • Congratulations to Rick Lewis, Professor Emeritus for being selected as the recipient of this year’s FACS Distinguished Alumni Award! Dr. Lewis’ photo was posted on the NUTR Facebook page on 1/18.

    Dec 14, 2021

    • Congratulations to Courtney Vickery for receiving a nomination for this year’s ATHENA award through the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce. The ATHENA Award honors women who strive toward the highest levels of personal and professional accomplishment, who excel in their chosen field, and devote time and energy to their community. The luncheon was held the other week and the award will be announced in January. Stay tuned! 
    • Congratulations to our new SDA Executive Board members for the spring semester! Board members include: 

    o   President: Emily Crum 

    o   Vice President: Megan Tomlin 

    o   Secretary: Amelia Valdez 

    o   Treasurer: Laney Jones 

    o   Public Relations Chair: Callie Davis 

    o   Communications Chair: Mary Lazzaro 

    o   Service Chair: Jamie Dibartolomeo 

                     o   Social Chair: Emily Neuhaus

    Dec 07, 2021

    • Nutritional sciences major Caroline Saye is highlighted as a featured graduate this week. Her profile was published on the FACS and NUTR Facebook pages on 12/7. Caroline has also been awarded the college’s Bill and June Flatt Outstanding Senior award, which she will receive at the FACS Convocation ceremony on 12/17. Congratulations!

    Nov 23, 2021

    • Congratulations to Rick Lewis and co-authors (C M Weaver, C M Gordon, K F Janz, H J Kalkwarf, J M Lappe, M Okarma, T C Wallace, B S Zemel) for receiving two awards from the journal Osteoporosis International for the manuscript titled, “The National Osteoporosis Foundation's position statement on peak bone mass development and lifestyle factors: a systematic review and implementation recommendations.” This paper was recognized this week for having the top altimetric score (382 score with >37,000 downloads) and being one of the journal’s top 10 cited manuscripts (950 citations). 

    Nov 16, 2021

    • Congratulations to Chisom Okoli who has received several awards recently, including the 2021 Leila A. Mize Ritchie Endowment Fund from the College of FACS, the 2021 FACS Fund for Excellence award, and the 2021 NOPREN Student research scholarship.

    Nov 09, 2021

    • Congratulations to the following NUTR students and faculty mentors who were chosen for the inaugural FACS Undergraduate Research Award: 
    • Omeka Bhatia - Faculty Mentor: Emily Noble  
    • Shreya Pandya - Faculty Mentor: Claire de La Serre 
    • Robyn Salzberg - Faculty Mentor: Jamie Cooper
       
    • Last week during the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) meeting, the 2020 awards were announced.  Georgia FACS received four national awards, as well as several 2nd, 3rd and regional awards.  A summary of the national awards is listed below.   

    o   EDUCATIONAL CURRICULUM PACKAGE AWARD 

    §  1st Place National Winner - Rachel Stewart & Team, Georgia: Healthy Georgia Wellness curriculum was developed to assist with employee wellness programs and community education.  It is a 14-lesson series to address the whole concept of wellness from financial to physical wellness. Team Members: Susan Moore, Becky Collins, Laura Smith, Georgeanne Cook, Terri Black, Marnie Dekle, Carrie Vanderver, Lisa Jordan, Rachel Hubbard, Denise Everson, Alison Berg, Pamula Turner, Elizabeth Andress, Diane Bales, Joan Koonce, Judy Harrison, Michael Rupured, Kisha Faulk, and Jackie Ogden 

    o   MARKETING PACKAGE AWARD 

    §  1st Place National Winner - Susan Moore & Team, Georgia: "UGA EFNEP Marketing Materials.” The UGA EFNEP team developed new and innovative recruitment materials that gave participants and agencies a greater understanding of our services resulting in increased awareness and visibility for EFNEP. Team Members: La Keshia Levi, Tiffany Williams, Rhea Bentley, Kimberly Howell, Rebecca Thomas, Ines Beltran, Carin Booth, Ida Jackson, Carla Moore, Cindee Sweda, Annette Montero, LaZavia Greer, Leslie Weaver, Diandria Barber, and Zoe Soltanmammedova 

    o   PROGRAM EXCELLENCE THROUGH RESEARCH AWARD 

    §  1st Place National Winner - Edda Cotto-Rivera & Team, Georgia: "A Systematic Evaluation guides the development of UGA SNAP-Ed Social Marketing programs." The findings, experiences, and lessons learned from the UGA SNAP-Ed FNV Campaign will inform the development of a new statewide Social Marketing campaign tailored to low-income Georgians. Team Members: Jung Sun Lee, Joanna Akin, Vibha Bhargava, Danielle Anthony, Laurel Sanville, Allisen Penn, Austin Childers, Marnie Dekle, Lisa Jodan, Jennine DeLane, Michelle Mcqueen, and Darci Bell

    Nov 03, 2021

    • Congratulations to Yuta Ishikawa who successfully defended his PhD dissertation on Tuesday, 11/2! The title of his talk was, "Diabetes Management in Heart Failure." A photo of Yuta and his committee was posted on the NUTR Facebook page. Fun fact: Yuta and his committee together represent citizenships from 5 different continents! 
    • The abstract presented at the SNEB 2021 meeting, P87 Imparting Anti-Diet and Weight Inclusive Approaches in a University Dietetics Curriculum by Emma Laing (co-authors: Slagel, N.; Clifford, D.; Hightower, W.; Harris, C.; Wang, Y.; Hall, D). published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior (Vol. 53 | No. 7), was among the most read articles in the journal. The Most Read articles are compiled quarterly from those opened through the www.jneb.org website.

    Oct 12, 2021

    • The College of FACS Celebrating Excellence Recognition Program was released on 10/12. The program celebrates the amazing achievements of our department’s students, faculty, and staff. Please take a moment to celebrate these accomplishments of your mentors and peers. In the digital program, you will see red YouTube icons that link to video messages recorded specifically for each award recipient honored in 2021 (Rob Pazdro, Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty Advisor, and Emma Laing, Bill and June Flatt Outstanding Teacher of the Year, are among these). Numerous graduate and undergraduate students are honored, and esteemed professorships are listed (Jung Sun Lee, Georgia Athletic Association Professorship in Family and Consumer Sciences III, Lynn Bailey, Flatt Professorship in Foods and Nutrition, and Jamie Cooper, Flatt Professorship with a Focus on Childhood Obesity).

    Oct 06, 2021

    • Congratulations to Omeka Bhatia who received the FACS Undergraduate Research Opportunity grant!

    Sep 28, 2021

    • Congratulations to Sylvie Kangni who will be working with the global Nutrition Science team as a summer intern for the Coca-Cola Company! 
    • Congratulations to the winners of the Carolyn Berdanier Undergraduate Research Grants Program this year: Omeka Bhatia and Jessica Lam! Photos were added to the NUTR Facebook page on 9/28. 

    o    Omeka’s project is titled, “Hippocampal Insulin Resistance,” and her faculty mentor is Emily Noble. 

    o    Jessica's project is titled, "Defining the role of the gut microbiota in the development of the gut-brain axis,” and her faculty mentor is Claire de La Serre.

    Sep 14, 2021

    • Congratulations to Liana Guarneiri who was awarded the 2021 Janette Smith Memorial Scholarship by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation. A photo of Liana was shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 8/23.

    Sep 08, 2021

    • Congratulations to Jaclyn Barta who was awarded the 2021 Virginia Wilbanks Kilgore Scholarship.  
    • Congratulations to Nutritional Sciences major Shreya Pandya who is the recipient of the FACS Alumni Association Scholarship. View this link to learn more about Shreya! 
    • Ali Berg was part of a team (U Arizona, U Tennessee, U Georgia) that has won an accelerator award from the Extension Foundation New Technologies for Ag Extension Projects: An Extension Implementation Toolkit for the Diabetes Prevention Program.  
    • Tracey Brigman and Allisen Penn also won an accelerator award from the same Extension Foundation program, New Technologies for Ag Extension Projects: The National Center for Home Food Preservation and Artificial Intelligence Enhanced Search. 

    Sep 01, 2021

    • Congratulations to Jessica Strosahl who was awarded the 2021 Beatrice Donaldson David Graduate Scholarship in Foodservice Administration by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation. A photo of Jessica was shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 8/23. 
    • Congratulations to dietetics major Jacee Baldivid who has been selected to serve as an intern for the SSAC. Along with 5 other interns, Jacee will be involved with prospective student recruitment, programming, student organizations, student engagement, internships/fellowships, social media, and future semester planning. 
    • Congratulations to Taylor Lowe who received the Women's Health Dietetics Practice Group Diversity Mini-Grant Student Partner Award!

    Aug 24, 2021

    • Congratulations to our Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation’s 2021 Scholarship winners, PhD students Darci Bell and Chisom Okoli! Darci has been selected to receive the Maxine F. and Arlene M. Wilson Scholarship and Chisom is the recipient of the Mary Swartz Rose Memorial Graduate Scholarship. Photos were shared on the FDN Facebook page on 8/23. 
    • Congratulations once again to Elizabeth Andress (2021 Outstanding FACS Professional) and alumna Ashleigh Childs (2021 New Achiever) who were recipients of awards presented during the 2021 Annual GAFCS Conference, held virtually on 3/5. Photos were shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 8/17.

    Jul 28, 2021

    • Our UGA online MS in foods and nutrition-community nutrition program has been named the best online master’s in nutrition program by The Best Schools. Our program is also recognized by Best Colleges as one of the country’s top online nutrition master’s programs. The press release was published in FACS News on 7/15 and was shared on the NUTR and FACS Facebook pages.

  • Nov 16, 2021

    • Hea Jin Park received funding from Abbott Laboratories, which will support her laboratory’s study entitled, “Impact of maternal intake of vitamin supplements on growth, neurodevelopment, and neurocognitive function of offspring.” Congratulations!

    Nov 03, 2021

    • Congratulations to the following faculty who received FY22 Obesity Initiative Seed Grant and Resubmission Grant Awards:  

    o   Emily Noble (along with Jonathan Eggenschwiler, Department of Genetics and Karl Lechtreck, Department of Cellular Biology): “Discovering the role and regulation of neuronal ciliary length in obesity/energy balance” 

    o   Chad Paton (along with Art Grider, Department of Nutritional Sciences and Jarrod Call, Department of Kinesiology): “Suppression of mitochondrial maturation through free fatty acid-mediated miRNA expression” 

    o   Joe Kindler: “Defining the 'Gut-Bone Axis' in Youth: A Pilot and Feasibility Study”

    Aug 10, 2021

    • Caree Cotwright received an OIBR Health Disparities Seed Grant from the UGA Owens Institute for Behavioral Research. She will receive $9,250 in financial support for this project. Dr. Cotwright also received $8,534 in financial support from the general OIBR Seed Grant earlier in 2021. Congratulations! 

  • Jan 18, 2022

    • Alex Anderson is an author on a paper published in Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health. The citation is: Lillie Monroe-Lord, Blake Jones, Rickelle Richards, Marla Reicks, Carolyn Gunther, Jinan Banna, Glade Topham, Alex Anderson, Karina Lora, Siew Sun Wong, Miriam Ballejos, Laura Hopkins, and Azam Ardakani (2022). Parenting Practices and Adolescents’ Eating Behaviors in African American Families, Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 19, 110.  
    • Melanie Ng’s first, first author manuscript (and first chapter of her dissertation) has been published in the Journal of Sensory Studies. The citation is: Ng, M. K., Lee, J. S., Sanville, L. M., Cotta-Rivera, E., Dallas, J., Pencek, A., Powell, A., Williams, B., Moore, C. J., & Cox, G. O. (2021). Sensory evaluation of new recipes for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) informs consumer acceptance and recipe development needs. Journal of Sensory Studies, e12730.

    Nov 30, 2021

    • Magen Lord published her first, first authored empirical paper titled, “Sexually Dimorphic Effects of a Western Diet on Brain Mitochondrial Bioenergetics and Neurocognitive Function,” in the journal Nutrients. Co-authors are Jun-Won Heo, Albino Schifino, Jessica Hoffman, Kristen Donohue, Jarrod Call, and Emily Noble.

    Nov 23, 2021

    • Sina Gallo’s paper, “Vitamin D Intake and Meeting Recommendations among Infants Participating in WIC Nationally,” was accepted for publication in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. Co-authors are Janani Thapa (Health Policy and Management), Xianyan Chen and Yu Wang (Statistics) from UGA, Jaime Gahche from the NIH-Office of Dietary Supplements, and Panagiota Kitsantas and Priyal Makwana from George Mason University.

    Oct 19, 2021

    • Liana Guarneiri’s paper, “Pecan-enriched diets increase energy expenditure and fat oxidation in adults at-risk for cardiovascular disease in a randomized, controlled trial,” was accepted for publication by the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Co-authors are Chad Paton and Jamie Cooper. 
    • Joe Kindler’s paper, “Visceral Fat and Arterial Stiffness in Youth with Healthy Weight, Obesity, and Type 2 Diabetes,” was accepted for publication in Pediatric Obesity. Co-authors are Simon Higgins from Elon University, Babette Zemel from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Phil Khoury from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, and Elaine Urbina from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. 

    Oct 06, 2021

    • Mai Spaulding and Emily Noble had a paper accepted in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences (IJMS). The title is, “Oxytocin and Food Intake Control: Neural, Behavioral, and Signaling Mechanisms,” and the authors are Clarissa M Liu, Mai O Spaulding, Jessica J Rea, Emily E Noble, * and Scott E Kanoski * (* co-corresponding).

    Sep 21, 2021

    • Joe Kindler’s paper, “Diet Quality and Bone Density in Youth with Healthy Weight, Obesity, and Type 2 Diabetes,” was accepted for publication in the journal Nutrients. The authors are Kindler, J., Gallo, S., Khoury, P. R., Urbina, E. M., and Zemel, B. S.

    Sep 14, 2021

    Sep 08, 2021

    • Allison Rautmann and Claire de La Serre's article, "Microbiota’s Role in Diet-Driven Alterations in Food Intake: Satiety, Energy Balance, and Reward,” has been accepted for publication in Nutrients as part of the Special Issue Appetite and Satiety Control-Gut Mechanisms.  
    • Ali Berg had a paper accepted by the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement entitled, “Perceptions of Scholarship Among County-Based Extension Faculty.” The authors are Berg, A., Bales, D., and Mull, C.  
    • A manuscript by Joseph Kindler, Sina Gallo, Lilian Sattler, and Yuta Ishikawa titled, "Bone Density in Youth with Prediabetes: Results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2005-2006,” has been accepted for publication in Osteoporosis International

    Sep 01, 2021

    • Emily Noble had a paper accepted for publication in Nutritional Neuroscience. The title is, "Early life Western diet-induced memory impairments and gut microbiome changes in female rats are long-lasting despite healthy dietary intervention,” and the authors are Linda Tsan (USC), Shan Sun (UNC), Lana Bridi (USC), Lekha Chirala (USC), Emily Noble (UGA), Anthony Fodor (UNC), and Scott Kanoski (USC).

    Aug 24, 2021

    • Jamie Cooper is co-author on a paper published in Science on 8/13 titled, "Daily energy expenditure through the human life course.” The abstract can be viewed at this link.

    Aug 10, 2021

    • Becca Gould and Abigail Starcher have manuscripts that were accepted for publication. Rob Pazdro and Art Grider are co-authors. The citations are below: 

    o    Starcher AE, Peissig K, Stanton JB, Churchill GA, Cai D, Maxwell JT, Grider A, Love K, Chen SY, Coleman AE, Strauss E, and Pazdro R. A systems approach using Diversity Outbred mice distinguishes the cardiovascular effects and genetics of circulating GDF11 from those of its homolog, myostatin. G3 (Bethesda). In press (2021).  

    o    Gould RL, Craig SW, McClatchy S, Churchill GA, and Pazdro R. Quantitative trait mapping in Diversity Outbred mice identifies novel genomic regions associated with the hepatic glutathione redox system. Redox Biology. In press (2021).  

    o    Gould RL, Craig SW, McClatchy S, Churchill GA, and Pazdro R. Genetic mapping of renal glutathione suggests a novel regulatory locus on the murine X chromosome and overlap with hepatic glutathione regulation. Free Radical Biology & Medicine. In press (2021).

  • Jan 18, 2022

    • NUTR Seminar: Please join us for the first seminar of the semester on Wednesday, 1/19 from 11:30 am-12:20 pm via Zoom. We will be hearing from Taylor Wallace from the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at George Mason University. The title of his presentation is "Combatting COVID-19 and building immune resilience - A potential role for magnesium nutrition?" 
    • SDA Meeting: Join us for the first meeting of the semester on 1/19 at 6:00 pm via Zoom for DICAS Workshop Part II. 
    • Emma Laing presented a poster at the UGA InterActive Colloquium on 1/7 held at the Delta Innovation Hub. The event featured culminating work from the 2021 Active Learning Summer Institute participants. A photo was shared on the FACS Facebook page.

    Dec 14, 2021

    • Caree Cotwright was a panelist at the 2021 Sanders-Watkins Virtual Workshop: Building Trust in "Community Engaged" Research sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Dr. Cotwright was one of five outstanding scholars discussing the topic of Nourishing the Next Generation of Community-Focused and Community-Trusted Researchers to Achieve Health Equity. 
    • Emma Laing presented a professional development webinar sponsored by the Georgia Nutrition Council on 12/14 titled, “Non-diet approaches to health: How to establish a comprehensive approach with your patients.”

    Dec 07, 2021

    • The Intuitive Eating FYO class led by Emma Laing, Staci Belcher, and Beth Kindamo enjoyed a field trip to the Jittery Joe's Roaster on 12/1. Alumnus and Roastmaster, Charlie Mustard, was the host of this event. Photos and videos were shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 12/2.

    Nov 30, 2021

    • NUTR Seminar: Please join us for our last seminar of the Fall semester. Part three of the Nutritional Sciences graduate student seminar series focusing on vegetarian diets will be held on Wednesday, 12/1, at 11:30 am via Zoom. Their presentation is titled “vegetarian diets and performance.” 
    • SDA Meeting: Rhonda Knight, director of the WIC Dietetic Internship program, will be speaking via Zoom at the next SDA meeting on 12/1 at 6:00 pm. If you are interested in attending and do not have the Zoom link, contact SDA president, Emmaline Peterson.

    Nov 23, 2021

    • NUTR Seminar:  No seminar this week, enjoy your holiday break! The final seminar of the semester will take place next week, on 12/1.

    Nov 16, 2021

    • NUTR Seminar: Part two of the Nutritional Sciences graduate student seminar series focusing on vegetarian diets will be held on Wednesday, 11/17, at 11:30 am via Zoom. Their presentation is titled “vegetarian diets and the consumer.” 
    • SDA Meeting: The 4th annual Dietetic Internship Open House Forum will be held on 11/17. More information about the 14+ programs attending can be found on the flyer linked here. SDA members, check your email for the Zoom link or email SDA president, Emmaline Peterson, for more information. 
    • Emma Laing presented at the New Jersey Dietetic Association meeting on 11/10 on the topic of weight inclusive approaches to health and how practicing RDNs can combat weight stigma. 
    • Second year dietetic interns Jessica Beasley, Jess Strosahl, Regina Yang, Alexa Burnett, and Jaclyn Barta led the ASPIRE Clinic's Nutrition Mythbusters panel on 11/11.
    • Chisom Okoli presented at the NOPREN/ HER Student Summer Oral Presentation Series in August 2021, titled: “Understanding Black Parents’s Perceptions and Barriers to Consuming and Serving Sugar-Sweetened Beverages (SSBs) to Their Young Children” (link to presentation).

    Nov 09, 2021

    • NUTR Seminar: This week's seminar will be the first of the Nutritional Sciences graduate student's seminar series focusing on vegetarian diets. On Wednesday, 11/10 at 11:30am we will hear about Vegetarian diets and health. 
    • SDA Meeting: The 4th annual Dietetic Internship Open House Forum will be held on 11/17. More information about the programs attending the forum can be found on the flyer linked here. SDA members, check your email for the Zoom link or email SDA president, Emmaline Peterson, for more information.
    • Please view the Call for Abstracts for the graduate student presentation competition as part of the 2nd annual UGA Obesity Initiative Research Symposium on 2/18/22. All graduate students who are conducting obesity related research are encouraged to submit abstracts. Awards of up to $1,000 are available to winning students. Abstracts can be submitted online by 1/12/22. View this flyer for more information.

    Nov 03, 2021

    • NUTR Seminar: Naiman Khan will present a seminar entitled, "Carotenoids and Cognitive Function across the Lifespan," on Wednesday, 11/3 at 11:30am. Dr. Khan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health at the University of Illinois. View further details on the seminar website.  
    • SDA Meeting: this Wednesday, 11/3, at 6 pm! We will be joined by Army RD and UGA Dietetics grad Major Lori Maggioni! All meetings are via Zoom from now on. Check your email for the link or email SDA president, Emmaline Peterson.
    • Emily Noble was elected as co-chair of the track 2 program committee for the 2022 Obesity Society Annual Meeting. During this meeting, Dr. Noble taught the virtual cooking class, "Quinoa Stuffed Delicata Squash with Lemony Arugula Salad,” and she will be presenting a seminar in the Early Career Symposium on Wednesday, 11/3 titled, "Taking Flight: Reflections on My TOS Early Career Pilot Grant and Where It Is Now."

    Oct 26, 2021

    • NUTR Seminar: Michael Goran will present a seminar entitled, "Dietary Sugars in the Development of Obesity, Metabolic Risk and Cognitive Development in Early Life," on Wednesday, 10/27 at 11:30am. Dr. Goran is Professor of Pediatrics in the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. View further details on the seminar website.  
    • Doctoral candidate Yuta Ishikawa will present his dissertation defense entitled, “Diabetes Management in Heart Failure,” on Tuesday, 11/2 from 10:00am-11:00am via zoom. This event was shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 10/14. 
    • Reminder! Virtual Open House: Please join us for our Annual Virtual Open house to learn more about the Graduate Programs in the Department of Nutritional Sciences on Friday, 10/29 1:30pm - 4:00pm. Interested students should click here to register. Faculty and current Graduate Students are encouraged to attend (Zoom link will be sent to the Department). 

    Oct 19, 2021

    • Magen Lord presented the poster, “Sexually dimorphic effects of a Western Diet on brain mitochondrial bioenergetics and neurocognitive function,” at alive virtual symposium put on by the neuroscience department on 10/15. A photo of the poster was shared on the NUTR Facebook page. 
    • NUTR Seminar: Virginia Stallings will present a seminar entitled, "Mechanisms of Action and Clinical Indications for Encala, a New Structured Lipid Nutritional Therapy," on Wednesday, 10/20 at 11:30am. Dr. Stallings is Professor of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. View further details on the seminar website.  
    • SDA Meeting: Interested in policy and advocacy in the nutrition field? Then you'll love this week's guest speaker. Interim Director of the Emory DI program, Michelle Gooden, will be with us this Wednesday at 6:00 pm (10/20 in Dawson Hall Room 208). See you all there or on Zoom!
    • Virtual Open House: Please join us for our Annual Virtual Open house to learn more about the Graduate Programs in the Department of Nutritional Sciences. Friday, 10/29 1:30pm - 4:00pm. Interested applicants should click here to register. Faculty and current Graduate Students are encouraged to attend (Zoom link will be sent to the Department). 

    Oct 12, 2021

    • NUTR Seminar: John Glendinning will present a seminar entitled, "Cephalic Control of Insulin Release in Mice," on Wednesday, 10/13 at 11:30am. Dr. Glendinning is a Professor in the Department of Biology, Neuroscience and Behavior in the Barnard College at Columbia University. View further details on our seminar website.  
    • Caree Cotwright will moderate Partnership for a Healthier America’s virtual event for early childhood educators on 10/13 at 2:00pm ET. Join this event to hear about PHA’s new campaign, “Veggies Early & Often,” and get inspired by leaders in early childhood education who are making it their mission to raise a generation of veggie lovers. Registration is free and open to all. Click here to register today! This event was shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 10/8. 
    • Carree Cotwright spoke at the NIH workshop, STRIVE for Change: Weaving Translation and Implementation Science into the Fabric of Health Disparities Research, on 10/8.  
    • To mark the 75th anniversary of the signing of the National School Lunch Act, please join the Russell B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies for the second annual Food, Power, and Politics Lecture on 10/19 from 5:30-7:00pm via zoom. Speakers are Wendi Gosliner, Project Scientist in the Nutrition Policy Institute at the University of California, Susan B. Levine, Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois in Chicago, and Andrew R. Ruis, Associate Director for Research in Epistemic Analytics at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Click here to register. 

    Oct 06, 2021

    • NUTR Seminar: Alumna Alissa Wilson will present a seminar entitled, "From the Lab to the Label: Being a Nutrition Scientist at PepsiCo," on Wednesday, 10/6 at 11:30am. Dr. Wilson is a Nutrition Science Director at PepsiCo in New York. View further details on the seminar website.  
    • Reminder: The Graduate Student Organization is hosting a fall outing to Washington Farms on Friday, 10/8 from 7:00-10:30 pm. Note: Please buy your tickets PRIOR to arriving at the event for everyone coming with you for Friday, 10/8, (anytime 6-7:30pm works). Tickets are ~$15. Purchase on the Washington Farms website and RSVP for the GSO at this link.

    Sep 28, 2021

    • The Graduate Student Organization is hosting a Fall Outing to Washington Farms to help foster an improved sense of community. Come join the GSO on Friday 10/8 for a bonfire, corn maze, pumpkin patch, and all sorts of fall activities! It will be about $15 a person for the entry fee. The GSO understands that some people are struggling with finances in graduate school during the pandemic, so if you would like to join, but don't have the entry fee, please send an email to the GSO President, Jaclyn Barta, at jaclyn.barta@uga.edu for more information on financial resources, or for any questions for this event. An RSVP email with more details will be sent out this week. 
    • NUTR Seminar: Myles Faith, will present a seminar entitled, “Rapid Eating and Obesity Risk in Early Childhood: Can Eating Speed be RePaced?” on Wednesday, 9/29 at 11:30am. Dr. Myles S. Faith is a Professor of Counseling in the School of Educational Psychology at the University of Buffalo Graduate School of Education. View further details on the seminar website.  
    • SDA meeting on 9/29 - NUTR alumna Madison Spek will speak about her experience in private practice.

    Sep 21, 2021

    • NUTR Seminar: Paul MacLean, will present a seminar entitled, "Exercise, Individual Variability, and Weight Loss Maintenance," on 9/22 from 11:30am-12:20pm via zoom. Dr. MacLean is a Professor of Medicine and Pathology in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. View further details on the Seminar website
    • Emma Laing presented the talk, “You are not what you eat: Exploring non-diet approaches to health,” at the NEHP Diversity Symposium, titled Training Compassionate Educators - A Focus on Marginalized Communities, on 9/21.

    Sep 08, 2021

    • NUTR Seminar: Stephanie Correa, Assistant Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology at UCLA, will present a seminar entitled, "Estrogenic Modulation of Thermoregulatory Neural Circuits in Mice," on 9/8 from 11:30am –12:20pm. View further details on the seminar website

    Sep 01, 2021

    • Barbara Grossman, Dietetic Internship Director and Clinical Professor, will be retiring from the University of Georgia effective 9/1. Please join us in honoring her at a Virtual Retirement Event on 9/17 from 4:00 pm-5:30 pm. Click here to register.  
    • NUTR Seminar: Please join us for our first NUTR seminar of the fall 2021 semester. Linda Bartoshuk from the University of Florida will present a seminar entitled, “Taste and Nutrition,” on 9/1 from 11:30 am-12:20 pm. View further details on the Seminar website

    Aug 24, 2021

    • Emily Noble was invited to speak at the International Regulatory Neuropeptide Society annual meeting. Dr. Noble presented her talk entitled, “Central Oxytocin and Eating Behavior” on 8/9.  
    • NUTR seminar: Dr. Linda Bartoshuk will present a seminar entitled, “Taste and Nutrition” on Wednesday, 9/1 at 11:30am. Dr. Bartoshuk is a Professor in the Department of Foods Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Florida. View details here. Seminar announcements and zoom links will be sent weekly by our GSO Vice President, Jessica Strosahl.

    Aug 10, 2021

    • Emma Laing delivered a workshop on 8/4 titled, “Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle While Going Through a Work Transition,” for the Dickinson College Center for Advising, Internships & Lifelong Career Development Industry Immersion Series.
    • The following posters/oral presentations were delivered by our department this week:  

                    2021 SNEB Annual Conference (8/8-8/10) 

      o    Bell, D., Cotto-Rivera, E., Penn, A., Lee, J. S. (2021). Online Nutrition Education Resources for Low-income Georgian Populations: Interest among Community- and Clinic-based Organizations. 

      o    Powell, A. P., Herron, B. A., Sanville, L., Cotto-Rivera, E., Soler, A., Lee, J. S. (2021). Formative Evaluation of a Culturally Adapted Spanish Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Curriculum for Low-income Hispanic Adults.  

      o    Slagel, N., Newman, T., Sanville, L., Dallas, J., Cotto-Rivera, E., Moore, J., Roberts, A., Lee, J. S. (2021). The Effects of a Community- and Clinical-based Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program (FVRx) with Expanded Nutrition Education for Low-income Individuals.  

      o    Herron, B. A., Anthony, D., Cotto-Rivera, E., Lee, J. S. (2021). Needs Assessment for a Mobile Text Messaging Intervention for SNAP-eligible Adults.   

      o    Laing, E.M., Slagel, N.W., Clifford, D.E., Hightower, W., Harris, C.L., Wang, Y., Hall, D.B. (2021). Imparting Anti-Diet and Weight Inclusive Approaches in a University Dietetics Curriculum. 

                    2021 Georgia Gerontology Society Annual Conference (8/9-8/11, Buford, GA) 

      o    Walker, T. A., Lee, J. S. (2021). Perspectives of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)-eligible Older Adults following SNAP Benefit Receipt.

    Jul 28, 2021

    • Emily Noble spoke in the presidential symposium at the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior meeting, which was held 7/12-15. The title of her talk was, "Western dietary factors and neurocognitive dysfunction: impact of sex, age, and diet composition."
    • Emma Laing delivered a Well-Being Training & Development workshop to UGA faculty and staff on "Exploring non-diet approaches to health" on 7/14.
    • The 7/14 interview with Elizabeth Andress that was live-streamed by Partnership for Food Safety Education, "In a Pickle: Top Safety Questions on Home Canning," is available for viewing here.

  • Jan 18, 2022

    • Zachary Grunewald, Coordinator of the Metabolic and Bariatric Program at Emory Bariatric Center, has been working on developing a new weight loss program at Johns Creek Hospital that was featured in a recent press release and on the front page of the Johns Creek City Lifestyle Magazine. 
    • Whitney Bignell started a new position as assistant professor and DPD director at East Tennessee State University. 
    • Brittany Bogusz started a new position as Nutritionist for Aspire Nutrition, LLP. 
    • Chandler (Winstead) Davis started a new job at Restor Metabolix in Athens where she will be providing nutrition counseling and nutrition education as a registered dietitian. 
    • Brianna (Allison) Hannasch has just received her certification as a Certified Lactation Counselor. 
    • Sydney Kayler was accepted to Mercer University’s Physician Assistant Studies program, which will begin January 2023.  
    • Amanda Kennedy was a guest on the NDTR Spotlight podcast, “Building a Career at WIC,” which premiered on 1/7. The link to the podcast episode was also shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 1/10.

    Dec 21, 2021

    Dec 14, 2021

    • Congratulations to Alexa Caras for passing the RD exam and starting a new job as a dietitian for Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
    • Congratulations to Wells Ross for starting a new position as RDN at Atlanta Wellness Collective. 
    • Congratulations to Samara Pattiasina for starting a new position as clinical dietitian at Stanford Children’s Hospital.

    Dec 07, 2021

    • Congratulations to NUTR alumna Jazmine Medrano (BSFCS '15 in Consumer Foods) who received the Supervisor of the Year Award on 11/17 at the 2021 EFNEP & SNAP Ed Conference at Rock Eagle! This award was given to Jazmine in recognition of her efforts in helping program assistants reach their personal and professional goals and leading the way for establishing new community partnerships. Jazmine serves as an EFNEP supervisor for Dekalb, Muscogee, and Talbot counties. Photos were shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 12/1.

    Nov 30, 2021

    • Donna Martin, nutrition director for the Burke County school district, was featured in the Washington Post story on 11/24 titled, “Inside one Georgia school district’s battle to serve healthy, homemade food despite shortages and soaring prices.” This article was also shared on the FACS and NUTR Facebook pages on 11/29.
    • Each year, six preceptors within the US are awarded the Outstanding Preceptor Award from the Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors group. For the South Central region, Cindy Culver, MS, RDN, LD, Director of School Nutrition, Marietta City Schools, was the winner. She received her plaque and monetary award at the NDEP Member Meeting held on 10/21. Cindy’s photo was also shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 4/6.

    Nov 16, 2021

    • Markita Lewis wrote the article, “9 Supplements to Take on a Vegan Diet According to a Dietitian,” for wellnessverge published on 9/28.
    • Allie Lindke started a new position as Account Executive at Farmer’s Business Network, Inc.
    • Christine Swearingen started a new position as a clinical dietitian for the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Nov 09, 2021

    • Alissa Wilson has been promoted to Nutrition Science Director, Europe at PepsiCo.  
    • Cara Morrison, MPH Candidate in Behavioral Science & Health Education in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, was offered the highly competitive ORISE fellowship at the CDC related to foodborne, waterborne, and fungal infections.

    Nov 03, 2021

    • Stephen Varverakis started a new position as Dining and Nutritional Services Manager at High Shoals Health and Rehabilitation.

    Oct 26, 2021

    • Congratulations to Emily Hance for being promoted to Clinical Dietitian at Memorial Hermann Health System.

    Oct 19, 2021

    • Congratulations to Madeline Blackadar, Rebecca Reese, Livvy Plageman, and Mallory Johns for receiving their white coats this week! These alumnae are currently enrolled in the class of 2023 Augusta University Dietetic Internship program. A photo of the ceremony was shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 10/18. 

    Oct 12, 2021

    • Tiffany Lommel was highlighted in a Cancer Specialists of North Florida post on 10/8 about the importance of RDNs in their practice. This post was also shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 10/12. 
    • Skye Estroff was featured in the Fox 5 Atlanta segment, “Where to get the best pumpkin finds around metro Atlanta,” on 10/8.

    Oct 06, 2021

    • Paige Berger accepted a faculty position at Harvard Medical School in Brigham and Women’s Hospital. 
    • Ashleigh Childs wrote an article in the fall edition of the Thomasville Scene Magazine about how to avoid “food safety fumbles" this football season at your outdoor events. See Ashleigh’s article and the full magazine linked here

    Sep 28, 2021

    • Marie Spano was quoted in the article, “11 Ways Your Body Is Telling You That You Aren’t Eating Enough Protein,” published in Well+Good on 9/15. 
    • Skye Estroff was featured in the Fox5 Atlanta segment, “Where to find the best bagels in metro Atlanta” on 9/9. 

    Sep 21, 2021

    • Ellen Handlan started a new position as Child Nutrition Specialist at Long Beach Unified School District in California.

    Sep 14, 2021

    • Emma Epps started a new position as Clinical Dietitian at Northeast Georgia Health System. 
    • Elizabeth Klingbeil was quoted in the article, “A Registered Dietitian Explains Why Food Hangovers Happen (And What To Do About Them),” published in Well+Good on 9/8.

    Sep 08, 2021

    • Sarah Beth Massengale was recently promoted to Registered Dietitian II at Sodexo. 
    • Caroline Barrett started a new position as Graduate Dietitian at Tanner Health System. 
    • Christina Amos started a new position as Sr. Administrative Assistant at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

    Sep 01, 2021

    • Alice Tivzenda just started a new position as Registered Dietitian and Food Services Coordinator at Meals on Wheels Atlanta.

    Aug 24, 2021

    • Kimberlee (Eggers) Anderson has been selected as the Deputy National Director for Nutrition and Food Services for the Department of Veteran Affairs. A photo and press release were shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 8/17. 
    • Riordan Dail just completed her MS/DI through the US Military-Baylor University Graduate Program in Nutrition. She is pictured here at Madigan Army Medical Center, and she will soon be stationed at Camp Humphreys in South Korea working at Brian D. Allgood Army Community Hospital as the chief of clinical nutrition. Photos of Rio were shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 8/16. 
    • Ellen Steinberg will be serving on the Georgia Technical Review Committee for Variance and HACCP plans utilized by the Georgia Department of Public Health and the Georgia Department of Agriculture. Dr. Steinberg joins a team of professionals representing consulting food scientists, academia, district environmental health directors, and other experts who will make science-based decisions to ensure safe operational procedures that mitigate the transmission of foodborne illnesses. A photo of this announcement was added to the NUTR Facebook page on 8/10. 
    • Beverly Hobbs received a promotion to Dietary Manager at Madison Health and Rehabilitation. She is also maintaining her role as Activity Director. This news was shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 8/20. 
    • Caroline Cerminaro has accepted a position at Tulane's Hayward Genetics Center as a metabolic nutritionist. This center is the Gulf South region’s only comprehensive clinical genetics center, offering genetic diagnosis, counseling, and therapy for prenatal, pediatric and adult inherited conditions. Caroline will be providing comprehensive nutrition services for patients with inherited metabolic conditions or inborn errors of metabolism. 

    Aug 10, 2021

    • Lina Abuhamdieh received her RDN credential following the completion of her MS/DI at Georgia State University, and she is currently working at Harmony Nutrition in Atlanta.  
    • Anshena Latimore started a new position as a Clinical Dietitian at Northside Hospital. 

    Jul 28, 2021

    • Shannon Myszkowski will be attending the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston for PA school this September. A photo of Shannon was added to the NUTR Facebook page on 7/15.
    • Lydia Averette will be starting as a full time clinical dietitian at Duke Home Infusion, covering both pediatric and adult patients.
    • Paige Berger is lead author on a paper published in the July 2020 edition of Nutrients, titled, "Association of Prenatal Sugar Consumption with Newborn Brain Tissue Organization."

  • Jan 18, 2022

    • The Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO) research symposium will be held on 4/4-5 at the Classic Center in Athens. The deadline for abstract submission is 2/11. CURO also awards Summer Research Fellowships to support undergraduate research during the summer months. Students will receive $3,000 in financial support and participate in collaborative workshops, lectures, and other events, in addition to participating in intensive faculty mentored research. The submission deadline for the CURO summer research fellowship is 3/16. For more details, visit this site

    Dec 14, 2021

    • The FACS Convocation will be livestreamed on 12/17. The event starts at 12:30 p.m. The livestream will be available beginning at 12:15 p.m. at this link. The stream will be archived on the FACS YouTube page and will be available for viewing afterward if you, your friends or family miss the live event.

    Dec 07, 2021

    • Save the date for FACS Day at the Capitol on Thursday, 2/10/22 from 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM in Atlanta. This event highlights the Georgia State Capitol’s support of Family and Consumer Sciences. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend. Registration will open on Tuesday, 1/18. For more information, see https://www.fcs.uga.edu/ssac/fdac.

    Nov 30, 2021

    Nov 23, 2021

    • Apply now to be a 2022-2023 World Leader! World Leaders provide the first official welcome to all new international University of Georgia students and help them prepare for a successful beginning on campus. This position provides a unique opportunity to have a positive impact on newly admitted international students while also developing leadership, communication, and teamwork skills. World Leaders work closely with ISL staff to ensure a successful orientation. The opportunity to work closely on a team with a select group of fellow student leaders is the most challenging and potentially rewarding aspect of the World Leaders experience. Any undergraduate, graduate, or professional students may apply! The application is due by Friday, 12/3 at 5:00 p.m. To learn more about the World Leader program, visit isl.uga.edu/world-leaders/ and to apply, visit bit.ly/worldleaders2022.

    Nov 16, 2021

    • Arch Society is a unique service opportunity at UGA that allows members to give back to the university, learn more about UGA, and make the university's guests feel welcome. You may already know Arch Society from a tour you received, a football game, or seeing members in their distinctive black blazers. Members seek to embody the pillars of the Arch (Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation) and represent the experiences of the student body to every guest they greet. If interested in serving as a member, view this webpage for recruitment and selection details, information sessions coming up, and a link to the application (due 1/19/22).

    Nov 09, 2021

    • The following events at UGA have information about Native American Heritage Month (11/1-30). 

    o   11/11 5:30 pm—Event at Georgia Museum of Art 

    o   11/15 at 2:00 pm—Webinar registration is on this website

    Nov 03, 2021

    • Please consider donating boxes of stuffing mix to benefit Athens' older adults experiencing food insecurity. Our SDA and GSO have each registered to compete in the 10th annual Turkeypaloooza event sponsored by Campus Kitchen, and their goal is up to 75 boxes (8oz boxes are preferred, and the brand does not matter; however, no cornbread or Jiffy mixes, please). Deadline to donate is 11/12. Feel free to share the flyer posted on the NUTR Facebook page to spread the word! Bins are located in the following areas in Dawson:  
    • SDA: blue bins by the vending machines on the 1st floor and outside Room 390
    • GSO: red and yellow donation bins in Room 280

    Oct 26, 2021

    • Please consider donating boxes of stuffing mix to benefit Athens' older adults experiencing food insecurity. Our SDA and GSO have each registered to compete in the 10th annual Turkeypaloooza event sponsored by Campus Kitchen, and their goal is 75 boxes (8oz boxes are preferred, and the brand does not matter; however, no cornbread or Jiffy mixes, please). Deadline to donate is 11/12. Feel free to share the flyer posted on the NUTR Facebook page to spread the word! Bins are located in the following areas in Dawson:  
      • SDA: blue bins by the vending machines on the 1st floor and outside Room 390 
      • GSO: red and yellow donation bins in Room 280 

    Oct 19, 2021

    • The Office of Institutional Diversity welcomes nominations and applications for membership on the UGA Diversity Advisory Council. The Council is committed to inclusive excellence, providing a welcoming campus culture, and fostering living, learning, and working environments supportive of the differences and similarities of all people. Membership is open to faculty, staff, and students. The term of service is 3 years, and the council meets 1-2 times per semester. A broad range of experiences, backgrounds, and expertise among different areas of diversity is important. The application deadline is Friday, 11/5. Nominations should be sent to diverse@uga.edu. The application is available online. Please contact the Office of Institutional Diversity (706-583-8195) if you have questions.

    Oct 06, 2021

    • The Beat Week fundraising challenge, an initiative of the UGA Student Alumni Association, begins Monday, 10/4 and goes through midnight Saturday, 10/9 to challenge Auburn University both on and off the field. Last year FACS raised over $23,000 during Beat Week and we want to beat that this year! To make a gift online, go to the drop-down menu of several funds in the College by clicking on the Give Now button on the College’s main web page. The rules are simple: the university with the most donations by Saturday, 10/9 wins! Any size gift counts. Any fund designation counts. Once you’ve made your gift, keep an eye on the scoreboard and know that you've done your part in making our university better.  

    Sep 28, 2021

    • Stop by #BeWellUGAFest at Tate on Wednesday 9/29 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. for a pop-up expo of well-being resources on campus. Learn about the many well-being offerings around campus, connect with student groups, grab a flu shot, and participate in Zumba in the plaza and Yoga on the west lawn, check out well-being demonstrations, tie dye a shirt, pet some emotional support puppies, grab some food, stop by our sunglasses sale, and more!

    Sep 21, 2021

    • The Jan Hathcote Social Science Academic Support Fund and Graduate Research Grants Program is for FACS MS or PhD students who have identified their research project, have the support of their major professor, and have a strong interest in the social sciences within the various departments of the college. A two-page proposal, brief statement of proposed research plan and budget request for funds are due 9/30. Current FACS students should consult with their faculty advisors and obtain a copy of the guidelines from the Dean’s Office or the department office. Up to $1,500 is available for the academic year 2021-2022.

    Sep 14, 2021

    • The Office of Global Engagement is hosting its Study Abroad Fair this week (9/14 and 9/15 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.) at the Tate Student Center / 3rd floor Concourse & Atrium. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome!

    Sep 08, 2021

    • The Red & Black has compiled a brief list of some of the mental health resources that UGA and Athens offer to students to help ensure this remains a priority as the semester begins.

    Sep 01, 2021

    • The University Heath Center is offering a free vaccine clinic at the Tate Student Center Room 137 (remaining dates are 8/31 and 9/2 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm). Any UGA students, faculty, and staff member who gets vaccinated will receive a free t-shirt and a $20 gift card.

    Aug 24, 2021

    Aug 10, 2021

    • As part of the University System of Georgia’s Mental Health Initiative, all faculty, staff, and students at USG institutions are eligible to participate in QPR Suicide Prevention Training. As outlined on the USG website, “QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer – the three simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.”  The 1.5-hour training sessions will be held virtually (via Microsoft Teams) throughout the fall semester.  You can find more information about the upcoming training dates/times and sign-up details here. You can find UGA-specific information about the Mental Health Initiative here.

  • Jan 18, 2022

    • Dietetics major Makayla Mayes was honored by the University of Georgia Flagline in their 'Meet the Member' spotlight in December. Makayla’s photos were shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 12/9/21.

    Dec 21, 2021

    • Congratulations to our December 2021 Graduates! We are so proud of all the hard work and dedication you have poured into obtaining your degrees! The FACS Convocation livestream from 12/17 has been archived on the FACS YouTube page and is available for viewing.

    Dec 14, 2021

    • We are so proud of our fall 2021 featured graduates! Their profiles have been shared on the various FACS and NUTR social media outlets and on this website.

    Dec 07, 2021

    • Congratulations to last year’s (2020-2021) Peer Nutrition Educators (Julia Lance, Kiah Shannon, Courtney Keith, Alejandra Delgado, Neil Maclang, Flannery Daughtry, and Dominique Miller) on their very successful school year, despite having to shift to virtual training and virtual education. In a “normal” school year, the PNEs deliver many in-person presentations to UGA residence halls, clubs, classes, and sororities, as well as other Athens area community-based organizations. They also do a lot of educational tabling and host “nutrition game nights” at Ramsey and in the dining commons. Last year, their nutrition education efforts shifted to a heavy social media presence. However, they still delivered 10 virtual nutrition presentations to UGA residence halls and delivered 5 virtual guest lectures on nutrition. They rounded out the school year with a very successful National Nutrition Month project where they partnered with Classic City Cycling and UGA Student Affairs to benefit the “Let All the Big Dawgs Eat” Meal Plan Scholarship. Linked here is a graphic showing a synopsis of their accomplishments. The Peer Nutrition Educator program is one of our dietetics practicum courses (FDNS 5800) led by RDNs Katherine Ingerson and Beth Kindamo.

    Nov 30, 2021

    • We are so proud of our students and alumni who were matched to a dietetic internship program this November! All 6 who applied during the fall cycle were matched, and include:  
    • Mallory McDaniel, Sodexo Dietetic Internship  
    • Hannah Crawford, Gulf Coast Dietetic Internship 
    • Alejandra Delgado, University of Houston 
    • Savannah Harris, Virginia Commonwealth University 
    • Jayla Thurman, Priority Nutrition Care
    • Kinsey Hargis, Sodexo Dietetic Internship

    Nov 23, 2021

    • Nutritional Sciences major Caitlyn Davis was honored as a student veteran at Saturday’s game! Her photo was also shared on the NUTR and FACS Facebook pages on 11/20.

    Nov 16, 2021

    • Did you know our alumna Marie Spano is the RDN for the Atlanta Braves? She was quoted recently by the Collegiate & Professional Sports Dietitian Association when asked to share her thoughts on what set her players apart to win a World Series.

    Nov 09, 2021

    • Last chance to donate boxes of stuffing mix! This Turkeypalooza drive organized by our undergraduate (SDA) and graduate (GSO) students benefits Athens' older adults experiencing food insecurity. Deadline to donate is 11/12. Bins are located in the following areas in Dawson:  
    • SDA: blue bins by the vending machines on the 1st floor and outside Room 390
    • GSO: red and yellow donation bins in Room 280

    Nov 03, 2021

    • This week's undergraduate spotlight features dietetics major Jayla Thurman! Read more about her here.

    Oct 26, 2021

    • The Washington Farms trip was a great success! Thanks to all the NUTR grad students who came out to join us! -GSO President, Jaclyn Barta.

    Oct 19, 2021

    • This week’s undergraduate spotlight features dietetics majors and Peer Nutrition Educators Laney and Lauryn Griffin! Read more here

    Oct 12, 2021

    • The FACS Alumni Association is hosting the inaugural Donuts with the Dean event. Enjoy a donut from Nedza's Food Truck, games and conversation with Dean Worthy and have your picture taken with special guest Hairy Dawg. The event will take place on the front porch of Dawson Hall on Wednesday, October 13 between 9:30am – 12:30pm. Hairy Dawg will make a special appearance between 11:30am – 12:30 p.m.

    Oct 06, 2021

    • We are excited to celebrate this year’s Peer Nutrition Educators: Brianna Cannova, Laney Griffin, Lauryn Griffin, Megan Govedich, Sam Hill, and Starlyn Street. Congratulations, all!

    Sep 28, 2021

    • Last week, Hea Jin Park’s class (FDNS 4630 Cultural Aspects of Foods and Nutrition) made Seaweed soup. The soup is a Korean Traditional Birthday soup, called Miyeok guk, and is traditionally paired with rice and eggs!

    Sep 14, 2021

    • We are so excited to honor Barbara Grossman and her remarkable career this week! Please join us in celebrating her retirement on Friday, 9/17 from 4:00pm-5:30pm via zoom. Click here to register.

    Sep 08, 2021

    • Nutritional Sciences major and member of the UGA Equestrian team, Miller Lantis, volunteered for the Butterfly Dreams Therapeutic Riding Program 5K this past weekend. 

    Sep 01, 2021

    • This week's undergraduate spotlight features dietetics major and SDA Vice President Emily Crum!

    Aug 24, 2021

    Aug 10, 2021

    • Our department has the following birth announcements to share:  

    o    Congratulations to Quincy Jordan on the birth of George Jordan! George was born at 7:26 AM on 7/12 weighing 7 lbs 7 oz and measuring 19 3/4 inches. (See left picture).

    o    Congratulations to Laura Leigh Richardson on the birth of John David Kennedy Richardson! John David was born at 1:01 PM on 8/2, weighing 6 lbs 9 oz and measuring 18.5 inches. 

    Jul 28, 2021

    • Alumnus Michael Sabrin visited Dawson Hall earlier today, 7/28. Michael has had an impressive career as a culinary specialist and executive chef, and he is now Senior Product Developer at Whole Foods. He is pictured here catching up with Dr. Grossman.

  • Jan 18, 2022

    • Please help the Georgia Nutrition Council identify deserving undergraduate and graduate students for the Rita Waters Scholarship and Holly B. Alley Scholarship awarded each year by the GNC to college students in Georgia. Please distribute this application link to eligible students. The awards will be presented at the annual GNC conference, which will be held virtually from 2/23-25. Please note that the scholarship recipients must attend the GNC business meeting (virtually) on 2/23 to accept the award. More information about the conference is linked here. All scholarship applicants must also join membership into the GNC and have all completed applications submitted electronically by 1/31. 
    • The National Dairy Council is looking for student/intern candidates to join their team virtually for the summer for a paid internship. NDC is offering 2 paid summer internships to support emerging leaders in health, wellness, and sustainable nutrition. They are looking for candidates who have a minimum of a Bachelor of Science Degree in a Food and Nutrition-related field and are enrolled in or have completed a dietetic internship by 6/1. Apply for Nutrition Affairs here and the Scientific & Regulatory Affairs here. Applications are due 2/15.
    • Do you know someone who is worthy of an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' National Award such as Excellence in Practice or Medallion Award? Submit your name or the name of someone you know here: Submit Nominations. Please submit all names by Tuesday, 1/25. To review the nomination criteria, please visit the academy's website: Academy National Awards
    • Reminder: The Georgia Nutrition Council is now accepting proposals for the 2022 Annual Conference. GNC invites current nutrition professionals and graduate students to showcase their latest nutrition project, research, or best practice as a concurrent session or an ignite session. Those selected to present will be required to join GNC and register for the Annual Conference. The conference will be held virtually from 2/23-25. This year's conference theme allows presenters to submit proposals on a wide range of topics surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion. The deadline for submission has been extended to 1/19. Applicants will be notified if their abstract is accepted for presentation by Wednesday, 1/26. Submit your proposal here.

    Dec 21, 2021

    • We welcome Shakiah Shannon as a Research Assistant in the Childhood Obesity/Nutrition Intervention Laboratory. Kiah’s photo was shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 12/21.  
    • The Georgia Nutrition Council (GNC) is now accepting proposals for the 2022 Annual Conference. GNC invites current nutrition professionals and graduate students to showcase their latest nutrition project, research, or best practice as a concurrent session or an ignite session. Those selected to present will be required to join GNC and register for the Annual Conference. The conference will be held in Columbus, GA from 2/23-25. This year's conference theme allows presenters to submit proposals on a wide range of topics surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion. The deadline for submission is 1/10/22. Applicants will be notified if their abstract is accepted for presentation by Wednesday, 1/26. Submit your proposal here.
    • The 2022 Summercise Internship Opportunity in Nome, Alaska is a great opportunity for undergraduate or graduate nutrition students or for dietetic interns looking to complete community rotation hours in the summer of 2022. This internship focuses on community health, diabetes prevention, pediatric nutrition, and nutrition programming. Interns will be provided with mentorship from dietitians on staff and hands-on experience in rotations such as clinical, food service, and outpatient nutrition counseling and biometric screenings. Visit this website for more information about our program and how to apply. Questions should be directed to summercise@nshcorp.org. Applications are being accepted 12/17/21 until 2/17/22.

    Dec 14, 2021

    • Culinary Science and Nutrition majors, please consider applying for this $4,000 Clark E. DeHaven scholarship for the 2022-2023 academic year. To qualify, students must be enrolled in a college or university that is a member of NACUFS (UGA is a member), have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher, and have at least one semester of school remaining, beginning fall semester 2022, before graduation. Apply here by 3/15/22.
    • The Georgia Nutrition Council is excited to invite GNC members, administrators, retirees, and guests to the 2022 GNC Annual Conference, “Embracing Nutrition for All: Promoting Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in Health & Nutrition,” in Columbus, GA, 2/23-2/25. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. James Anderson II. The registration link is: https://2022gnc.eventbrite.com. On the registration site, you will find information about the President’s Welcome Event and the Conference Hotel. 
    • The Evidera Internship Program is a 10-week, paid, full-time summer internship in Bethesda, MD. Candidates need to be either enrolled or have completed an MS and/or PhD. The internship is more epidemiology-related than strictly nutrition-related, but students with backgrounds in nutritional epidemiology, clinical studies etc. would make great candidates for the position. Learn more at this link.
    • The Nutrition and Skeletal Health lab is seeking volunteers to participate in a research study to identify contributors to bone strength. This study is open to individuals between the ages of 18-25 and includes a 2-hour study visit to the Nutrition and Skeletal Health Lab at UGA and a 2.5 hour visit at the Clinical and Translational Research Unit. Contact Staci at NASH-lab@uga.edu if you are interested in participating or if you have any questions! The flyer can be viewed at this link.

    Dec 07, 2021

    • The Office of University Experiential Learning is once again accepting applications for the Experiential Learning Scholarship! The EL Scholarship is open to undergraduates who have completed at least one full semester of UGA coursework. Awards are up to $2500 and can be used for ANY course or non-credit activity that has been approved for experiential learning at UGA. The Spring deadline is 2/15/22 and includes activities taking place in Maymester, Summer, and Fall 2022. Scholarship application and FAQs can be found here. Eligibility: 
      • Must be an undergraduate with a minimum GPA of 3.0 
      • Must have completed at least one full semester of UGA coursework (at time of application) 
      • Must be pursuing an EL-approved course or activity

    Nov 30, 2021

    • In accordance with the Academy's commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and access, a scholarship is available for student Academy members interested in attending the 2022 Nutrition and Dietetics Advocacy Summit. Scholarship applications must be received by Wednesday, 12/15. If a student Academy member would like to apply for a scholarship, please make sure they hold off on registering for the summit. Scholarship recipients will be notified beginning the week of 12/20. Complete the scholarship application here. If you have any questions about the scholarship opportunity, please contact govaffairs@eatright.org.
    • Reminder that all faculty, master’s thesis, and doctoral students will need to submit an Elements Activity Summary by 1/15/22. For more information about Elements v6, you can view the video from the 11/17 training here. Master’s thesis and doctoral students will also need to complete the Annual Progression toward Degree form by 1/15.

    Nov 23, 2021

    • The National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers scholarship support, paid research training at the NIH during the summer, and paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation. Visit this website for more information. The application will open 1/4/2022 and selection will occur in Late-July 2022.  
    • The Translational Obesity Undergraduate Research Scholars (TOUR-Scholars) Program is a research-intensive summer experience at Virginia Tech that prepares students for graduate and medical education in translational obesity research. This summer we are in person, although virtual experiences may be possible. TOUR-Scholars will be matched with a faculty mentor, working across the obesity translational spectrum. Ten students will be chosen to participate. Each student will receive a $5250 stipend, and participate in workshops, virtual site visits to laboratories where translational research is ongoing (including a 2-day virtual trip to the NIH), and presentation in the annual VT Summer Research Symposium. Visit this site for more information. Applications are due 1/25/22.
    • Seeking nutrition interns for positions working at UGA Dining for spring 2022 and who can commit for at least 3 semesters. Duties include designing nutrition marketing materials (posters, videos, educational handouts, social media content), updating food allergen and nutrition facts information (menu tags, online nutrition, nutritional facts labels), assisting with menu development (product selection, digital menus, event tastings) and specialized diets. Students will also gain research experience – many research projects housed in nutritional science, public health, and sustainability are conducted within the UGA dining commons. Students are paid $11 per hour and are expected to work 10-19 hours per week. Please contact Ms. Katherine Ingerson (ingerson@uga.edu) if you are interested.

    Nov 16, 2021

    • The National Dairy Council is offering two paid summer internships to support emerging leaders in health, wellness, and sustainable nutrition. This is a rare opportunity to work with an impressive multidisciplinary team of RDNs and scientists who are subject-matter experts and thought leaders in their respective fields. Minimum qualifications include a BS in a Food and Nutrition-related major and enrolled in or completed a dietetic internship program by 6/1/22. Applications are due 2/15/22 through the application portals: Intern, Nutrition Affairs | Intern, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs.

    Nov 09, 2021

    • We are thrilled to welcome two new faculty to our department! Lauren Housley has been hired as a clinical associate professor and Carla Schwan has been hired as an assistant professor and Extension specialist in food safety and home food preservation. Dr. Housley will direct the Graduate/Dietetic Internship program and Dr. Schwan will serve as director of the National Center for Home Food Preservation. The article, “Two new faculty members to join nutritional sciences department,” was published in FACS News on 11/3 and was also shared on the NUTR Facebook page.  
    • Please share within your networks the spring course announcement (linked here) for FDNS 6800E Nutrition and Pharmacotherapy for Disease Management, taught by Lilian Sattler. 
    • The Student Dietetic Association has leadership positions available starting in January 2022. See this post for more information. 
    • Three positions are currently available in our department. Please pass this information along to anyone you know who might be interested. Links to apply are below, and you are welcome to share this social media post
    • Assistant Nutrition Educator and Program Coordinator
    • Lab Manager
    • Evaluation Coordinator

    Nov 03, 2021

    • 2 full-time clinical dietitian jobs are available at a 235-bed acute care hospital in Dothan, AL. At least one year of experience is preferred, but not required. There is also an opportunity for critical care experience. This would be a great entry-level job for a new grad! Apply here
    • Hannah Holscher, Associate Professor in Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Illinois, has an open search for a full-time research coordinator to assist with clinical nutrition trials conducted in her research laboratory, the Nutrition and Human Microbiome Laboratory. Dr. Holscher and her research team study how food influences gut microbes and human health. Graduates, as well as those graduating this fall, winter, and spring, with a BS, MS, or PhD in dietetics (or related field) or RDN credential are encouraged to apply by November 28th.  To learn more and apply for this position, see the official job posting.

    Oct 26, 2021

    • The Navigating Your Career Path: Emerging Dietitians Summit will help you take your first steps toward finding a career that you love. In this 2.5-hour live webinar on 11/10 from 12-2:30 pm, you’ll explore the full breadth of global opportunities within the dietetics profession. You’ll also hear tips, tricks, and advice from established dietitians to help you build long-lasting professional relationships and develop core skills to help you in the job application process. Register for free here
    • Job openings: WIC Nutritionists are needed statewide. View open positions listed here. Applicants must have a completed nutrition-related B.S. degree (a verification statement is not required; however, applicants must have 18 hours of coursework related to nutrition education, medical nutrition therapy, life-cycle nutrition, basic nutrition, and community nutrition). Full-time nutritionist employees (with a verification statement) are eligible to participate in the DPH WIC Dietetic Internship Program. Interns receive their full salary/benefits for the duration of the internship program and there is no application fee and no tuition cost to the program. Questions? Contact Rhonda T. Knight, MPH, RD, LD, WIC Dietetic Internship Administrator (Rhonda.Tankersley@dph.ga.gov)
    • Job opening: Forefront Healthcare is a new culinary company focusing on hospitality, resident experience, clinical outcomes, and employee engagement that is seeking a full-time RD in Columbus, GA for a Senior Living Community. If interested, please contact Marissa Murphy at Marissa.Murphy@forefronthealthcare.com. The position posting is linked here and additional details are below: 
    • Strong leadership and communication skills required  
    • 1-3 years of long-term care and RD experience 
    • Pay: Up to $70,000 per year 
    • COVID-19 considerations: adequate PPE provided

    Oct 19, 2021

    • There are currently 3 open positions on the nutrition team at Augusta University Medical Center:  

    o   RD1 – Registered Dietitian 1 – entry level inpatient adult 

    o   CNM3 – Clinical Nutrition Manager 

    o   ROS – Regional Operations Support 

    • There are currently 4 vacancies in a large WIC clinic in Columbus, GA. Students who have recently graduated or who will be graduating in December or in May are encouraged to apply. The continuous job announcement can be found at this link
    • Advancing the Practice in Nutrition and Dietetics Fellowship is available through the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (application due Monday, 11/22). Must be PhD-RDN to apply and provides 85,000$ stipend. Click here for more information.  
    • The Office of Dietary Supplements of the NIH is holding a 2-day scientific symposium to mark its 25th anniversary. The event will be virtual, is open to the public, and there is no cost to attend. Click here to register.  
    • Reminder! To mark the 75th anniversary of the signing of the National School Lunch Act, please join the Russell B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies for the second annual Food, Power, and Politics Lecture on 10/19 from 5:30-7:00pm via zoom. Speakers are Wendi Gosliner, Project Scientist in the Nutrition Policy Institute at the University of California, Susan B. Levine, Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois in Chicago, and Andrew R. Ruis, Associate Director for Research in Epistemic Analytics at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Click here to register.

    Oct 12, 2021

    • For students entering healthcare or medical fields and seeking personal care work experience, there is a position open for part-time female personal care attendants to help a member of our UGA community live independently. Marcella is 25 years old and diagnosed with Congenital Muscular Dystrophy and upper respiratory distress, and she uses a power wheelchair. Experience is not mandatory and training will be provided. Daily tasks include transfer/ambulation, medical care, dressing, showering, laundry, cleaning, driving an accessible minivan, and other personal tasks. Interested? Please email marcellagenut@gmail.com with your availability. 
    • The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation is seeking student members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to apply for the Student Member position on the Foundation’s Board of Directors. The nutrition and dietetics student member is elected by the Foundation Board and serves a two-year term. This volunteer position is an excellent opportunity to gain leadership experience and skills in donor relations, fundraising, awarding grants, and financial oversight. Visit this site for more information and how to apply
    • The University Health Center, Health Promotion department, is seeking to hire a Nutrition Education Coordinator. The Nutrition Education Coordinator supports the University’s health prevention and wellness efforts and is part of a dynamic Health Promotion team. Specific Coordinator tasks include conducting cooking classes within the UHC teaching kitchen, developing and facilitating nutrition education presentations and one on one education support to students. All interested applicants should apply through UGA Jobs at this link.

    Oct 06, 2021

    • We welcome Laura Tucker as our new Nutrition Education and Training Specialist for EFNEP! Laura’s photo was shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 10/5. 
    • Jana Heitmeyer, Director of Sports Nutrition at UGA, is on the board of directors for CPSDA, which hosts the Sports Nutrition Boot Camp every January.  This year the event is being held at Georgia Tech on 1/22/22. The number of attendees is capped at 125, so register sooner than later! CPSDA is also offering scholarships this year. The link to register is here
    • The 2021 UGA HEROs Torch 5K located at Sandy Creek Nature Center will begin at 8:00 am for check-in and will be hosted from 9:00 am-noon on 10/17 (Sunday). HEROs is a student-run organization at UGA that works to improve the quality of life for children affected and infected by HIV/AIDS. Modern medicine allows children affected or infected by HIV/AIDS to live long lives—HEROs takes it a step further to help these kids live healthy and successful lives. To register for our Torch 5K and learn more about this event, please visit: https://givebutter.com/torch.

    Sep 28, 2021

    • The Food Surveys Research Group in Beltsville, MD is advertising for a nutritionist position working in coordination with the supervisor in leading the planning, designing, carrying out, and monitoring nationwide surveys and performing nutrition research which identifies the relationships and/or correlations between diet, behavior, other environmental indicators, and health. Further details about the position and how to apply can be found on the USAJOBS posting. Supervisor, Alanna J. Moshfegh, contact information: Phone: 301-504-0170, Email: alanna.moshfegh@usda.gov, Website: www.ars.usda.gov/nea/bhnrc/fsrg.   
    • Please see this link for the Georgia CTSA SE Regional Conference Call for Abstracts. Abstracts are due 11/8 and acceptance announced in January 2022. The conference will be held 3/3-3/4/22 at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, GA. 
    • Emory Bariatric Center has an open position for a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. RDNs at the Emory Bariatric Center provide medical nutrition therapy to pre and post bariatric surgery patients and non-surgical obesity medicine patients. RDNs teach group education classes, facilitate bariatric support groups and edit/create education materials. RDNs work as part of the Emory Bariatric Center multidisciplinary team and serve on the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery committee at EUHM. If you or someone you know is interested, please start by sending your CV to Victoria.delgado@emoryhealthcare.org and apply to the position linked here.   
    • Graduate students, you are now able to register for FDNS 8240, Nutrition and Neuroscience, in spring 2022! Please see this flyer for more information. 
    • Undergraduate students, you are encouraged to apply for the CURO research assistantship. This assistantship provides stipends of $1,000 to outstanding undergraduate students participating in faculty mentored research, and the program funds ~500 applications each year. This assistantship is a merit-based award, and therefore will look great on student applications for medical school or graduate school. There is a commitment on the end of the students to dedicating time to a research project for a certain number of hours per semester (~135 hours, the equivalent to a 3-hour course), and they will be required to present their research at the CURO symposium in the Spring. The deadline for spring applicants is 11/1. 
    • Undergraduate students in their 1st or 2nd year, you can apply for the Evelyn Ford Crayton Student Leadership and Community Engagement Award. The successful student will receive $500 CAD and complimentary conference registration. The application is linked here and the deadline to submit a nomination is 10/4. 
      • Eligibility 

    The recipient should be a member of an underserved population and/or a group that is underrepresented in nutrition and dietetics due to social or economic barriers, which may include, but is not limited to: 

    o    Being an international student, a newcomer, or a first-generation member of a newcomer family

    o    Being a member of an Indigenous/Aboriginal group

    o    Being a member of a racialized group; Black, Indigenous, People of Color 

    o    Being of a family that, or they themselves, has/have lived or is living with incarceration, addictions, or other mental health concerns

    o    Having or being a caregiver for a person with a physical or intellectual disability

    o    Being of a family, or they themselves, are low-income, live in poverty, or are supported by social assistance and/or student loans

    Sep 21, 2021

    • Take a moment to nominate an outstanding alumni or friend of FACS for the 43rd FACS Alumni Awards! These alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the college make significant contributions to the Alumni Association, the college, the profession, and/or society in general. Nominations are due 10/1! For more information visit this link

    Sep 14, 2021

    • The latest issue of FACS Magazine began hitting mailboxes last week. An online version of the magazine can be viewed here, and we also have a magazine website, which can be viewed here
    • Student members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Build your leadership skills, boost your career and enhance your resume. Apply to represent your dietetics program by signing up as an Academy Student Liaison for the 2021-2022 membership year. See: Student Liaison Volunteer Form to apply. 
    • Are you fully vaccinated against COVID-19? If so, be sure to put your name in the running for one of 50 cash prizes of $1,000 to be drawn on Wednesday. The deadline to enter is 5 p.m. on 9/15. To register, click here. There will be two more drawings on 9/30 and 10/15 (in total, 100 prizes will be awarded in the three drawings). Click here to schedule your free vaccine appointment at the University Health Center.

    Sep 08, 2021

    • The University of Georgia Department of Nutritional Sciences is seeking to hire a full-time Assistant Nutrition Educator & Program Coordinator to support our work in UGA Extension Nutrition and Health. Applicants must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree Nutrition or a related field and be an RDN (Registered Dietitian Nutritionist). A Master’s degree is preferred. All interested applicants should apply through UGA Jobs at this link
    • From Jaclyn Barta - As president of the GSO board, I am looking to plan a fall trip for the students such as to Washington Farms, or a pumpkin patch. Fall is my favorite season, so it's going to be a blast! Stay tuned, information to come in the next few weeks! Any ideas or fun recommendations for the GSO can be submitted to me at jaclyn.barta@uga.edu  
    • Participation in the University Health Center’s COVID-19 vaccination program has more than doubled in recent weeks, spurred in part by additional incentives, including the chance to win $1,000
    • A Faculty position is available in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at George Mason University. The position announcement is available at this link.

    Sep 01, 2021

    • Save the date for the 2nd annual Obesity Initiative Research Symposium on 2/18/22. Details are at this link
    • International Coffee Hour is the longest-standing program within the Department of International Student Life and is an opportunity for people to come together, to share coffee and good food, and to connect with student organizations and campus partners. International Coffee Hours will take place in the Memorial Hall Ballroom each Friday of the semester from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    Aug 24, 2021

    • Our sympathies to the family and colleagues of alumna Josephine Martin, who passed away on 8/19. A 1947 graduate of our college and member of the FACS Honor Hall of Recognition, Dr. Martin was highly regarded for her work in the field of child nutrition. Her obituary was also shared on the FACS Facebook page on 8/24.
    • A part-time Research Assistant position is available in the UGA Childhood Obesity/Nutrition Intervention Laboratory under the direction of Dr. Caree Cotwright. This position will assist in the coordination of recruitment for research projects to improve implementation of obesity prevention best practices in the early care and education setting. Visit this link for more information and to apply. 
    • The RD Mentorship Program will soon begin accepting applications. What is this program about? RDs will mentor (one-on-one or independent work) current junior/senior/graduate nutrition students who are interested in a career as a dietitian. This is a project-based mentoring program that allows students to focus on one piece or area of practice for the duration of the program. The Student Mentee Application opens 8/27 and closes 9/9.  
    • The PepsiCo Health & Nutrition Sciences team announced a grant for nutrition and dietetics professionals to help fund the development of a nutrition education program about low calorie sweeteners or the science of sweetness. A panel of judges will choose two nutrition professionals to bring their science-based program to fruition with a $5,000 grant to help support program planning and implementation. Applications will be accepted through 9/13. Read the official rules and complete the application to submit your program idea here
    • Please welcome our new Interim DI Director and Instructor for the Fall semester, Courtney Vickery! She is an alumna of our MS-DI program, has worked at St. Mary's directing their Wellness program, and now has a private practice: Vickery Wellness. A photo of Courtney was shared on the NUTR Facebook page on 8/19.

    Aug 10, 2021

    • Linked here is the application for the Carolyn Berdanier Undergraduate Research Grants Program for students who participate in basic science research conducted in the Department of Nutritional Sciences. The award this year will be $1,500 per award and two recipients will be selected. Deadline to apply is 8/30. 
    • The UGA Combined Graduate Degree/Dietetic Internship (MS-DI and PhD-DI) will be hosting a virtual open house on Friday, 10/29 from 1:30-4:00 pm EDT on Zoom. For registration and more detailed information, please visit our website. To apply to UGA’s program, the application due date is 12/10/21 for a Fall 2022 start date. 
    • A term (Non-Tenure) Faculty Position in Foods and Nutrition is available at George Mason University (Fairfax, VA). More information is available at this link.  
    • The Center for Science in the Public Interest offers a paid internship program for students in undergraduate, graduate, law, and medical schools, and they also consider postgraduates. View the details here

    Jul 28, 2021

    • We welcome Rob Irwin to the department as our new laboratory coordinator working under the direction of Tracey Brigman! To learn more about him, visit the post on the NUTR Facebook page on 7/27.
    • Students interested in attending FNCE® 2021 are encouraged to complete the Academy Foundation's student stipend application by 8/31 for a chance to win free conference registration ($85 value). Students must apply for the stipend prior to registering.
    • The Weight Management Dietetics Practice Group received a grant to assist with recruitment and development of a Student Diversity Membership and Scholarship program to provide Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and WM DPG membership scholarships to students of underrepresented groups (total value $71 each). The scholarships will be awarded to 13 dietetics students, i.e., those enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, post-doctoral, and internships and eligible for membership under the Academy’s student classification. Apply by 7/31.
    • Save the Date: The Georgia CTSA Southeast Regional Clinical & Translational Science Conference will be held 3/3-3/4/22. More information is linked here.
    • There is an open MS-level Public Health Program Associate position at Emory University. View the posting here.
    • A part-time clinical dietitian (outpatient) position is available with Compass Group in Madison, GA. More information is available at this link.

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