Nutrition Sciences

Nutrition Sciences

The School of Health Professions Department of Nutrition Sciences offers the most comprehensive nutrition education experience you will find on one campus.  Everything you need to learn to save lives, prevent disease, and improve quality of life can be found at UAB.

You can study the clinical side of nutrition in the heart of Alabama's top medical center, a dynamic academic campus environment surrounded by highly regarded medical facilities such as UAB Hospital, Birmingham VA Medical Center, and Children's of Alabama. The Nutrition Department offers an undergraduate minor in Nutrition Sciences, a Master of Science in Nutrition Sciences (multiple concentration tracks available), and a Doctor of Philosophy in Nutrition Sciences.

Prospective students should use this checklist (M.S.) to obtain specific admissions requirements on how to apply to Graduate School.

Master of Science Program in Nutrition Sciences (NS)

Degree Offered: M.S.
Director: Dr. Brenda Bertrand
Phone: (205) 934-8770
E-mail: brendamb@uab.edu
Web site: www.uab.edu/nutrition

The MS in Nutrition Sciences provides experiences that foster understanding about nutrition research, health promotion, and disease prevention.  Students choose from various available track options as described below.

Admission to the Master of Science Program in Nutrition Sciences

The Nutrition Sciences graduate program recommends fall-term entry. Interested students must first obtain admission to the UAB Graduate School. Graduate School admission standards include:

  1. A 'B' average computed overall, or alternatively computed over the last 60 semester hours of earned credit;
  2. Evidence of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university or college in the United States;
  3. GRE Score within the past five years; competitive candidates have a combined GRE score of at least 300 on the verbal and quantitative sections (GRE not required for Prior Learning option); and
  4. Complete a criminal background check and drug screen at program admission and again prior to clinical placement as required by school policy for select tracks.  Please check with the program for specific track requirements.

Additional requirement for the Clinical/Dietetic Internship Track only:

  1. Evidence of a bachelor's degree from a Didactic Program approved by the Accrediting and Credentialing of Education for Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).

Degree Requirements

The MS in Nutrition Sciences requires successful completion of 14 semester hours in core courses, and additional specific courses for each of the tracks.

Core Requirements

RequirementsHours
NTR 618Nutritional Biochemistry6
NTR 621Applied Statistics to Nutrition Sciences I3
NTR 637Applied Research in Nutrition Sciences3
NTR 690Seminar2
Total Hours14

Additional Information

Deadline for Entry Term(s): Fall and Summer
Deadline for All Application Materials to be in the Graduate School Office: Six weeks before term begins
Number of Evaluation Forms Required: Three
Entrance Tests: GRE (TOEFL and TWE also required for international applicants whose native language is not English.)

For detailed information, contact:

Dr. Brenda Bertrand, Professor and Director, Graduate Program in Nutrition Sciences
Department of Nutrition Sciences, UAB School of Health Professions
Webb Building, Room 534, 1675 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35294-3360
Telephone: 205-934-8770
E-mail: bertrandmb@uab.edu
Website: www.uab.edu/shp/nutrition/education

Master of Science in Nutrition Sciences-Lifestyle Management and Disease Prevention Track

Students in the MS in NS Lifestyle Management and Disease Prevention Track must complete 36 semester hours of graduate-level coursework (14 semester hours in core courses, 19 semester hours of required courses, and 3 semester hours of graduate-level elective coursework).  This is a non-thesis track and all coursework is offered online. Prerequisite requirements include successful completion (with a grade of C or higher) in undergraduate courses, three semester hours each in the following subject areas: Introductory Nutrition, Biology, Organic Chemistry, Physiology, and Microbiology.

RequirementsHours
NTR 609Applied Nutrition for Physical Activity and Disease Prevention3
NTR 632Nutrition Counseling and Education4
NTR 631Community Interventions for Healthy Lifestyles3
KIN 637Physiology of Exercise I3
CDS 545Genetics and Genomics Applications in Healthcare2
CDS 550Introduction to Medical History Taking and Physical Examination3
CDS 605Survival Spanish for Health Professionals1
Elective 3
Total Hours22

Master of Science in Nutrition Sciences-Research Track

Students in the MS in NS Research Track must complete 37 semester hours of graduate-level coursework (14 semester hours in core courses, 20 semester hours of required track courses, and 3 semester hours of elective credits). Students in the Research Track are required to complete and orally defend thesis research that contributes to the knowledge of nutrition sciences (NTR 698 and NTR 699). All non-research coursework is offered online.

RequirementsHours
NTR 623Applied Statistics to Nutrition Sciences II3
NTR 636Scientific Methods3
NTR 698Master s Level Non-Thesis Research2
NTR 699Master's Level Thesis Research6
NTR 733Laboratory Instruments and Methods in Nutrition Research1
Seminar2
Advanced Nutrition Seminar
GRD 717Principles of Scientific Integrity3
Elective3
Total Hours23

Master of Science in Nutrition Sciences-Clinical Track/Dietetic Internship

Students in the MS in NS Clinical Track/Dietetic Internship must complete 48 semester hours of graduate-level coursework (14 semester hours in core courses and 34 semester hours of required track courses). Students are required to complete 1,200 contact hours of supervised professional practice in nutrition and dietetics (NTR 589).  This is a non-thesis track. All non-practicum course work is offered online.  Fall term admission only. Only students who have completed an undergraduate degree in Nutrition Dietetics from an ACEND accredited program are eligible to apply.

RequirementsHours
NTR 500Communications in Nutrition1
NTR 601Medical Nutrition3
NTR 604Principles and Practice of Nutrition Support3
NTR 611Advanced Food System and Resource Management3
Internship Practicum24
Internship Practicum
Total Hours34

Clinical Track / Dietetic Internship Accreditation

The Clinical Track / Dietetic Internship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and is designed to prepare entry-level dietitians for careers in a variety of health care, wellness, and community settings. Admission to this track is awarded on a competitive basis through a national computer matching process.  Upon acceptance into the dietetic internship, you must then apply to be admitted to the UAB Graduate School.

An onsite internship is offered in Birmingham, and offsite in Huntsville, Mobile. and Montgomery. Upon completion of the program, you are eligible to take the national examination to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN).

Additional Information

For detailed information, contact:

Mrs. Carleton Rivers, Assistant Professor and Dietetic Internship Director
Department of Nutrition Sciences, UAB School of Health Professions
Webb Building, Room 540, 1675 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35294-3360
Telephone: 205-934-3223
E-mail: meadows4@uab.edu
Website: www.uab.edu/shp/nutrition/education/dietetic-internship

Master of Science in Nutrition Sciences-Clinical Track/Dietetic Internship/MPH Dual Degree

Students in the Dietetic Internship/MPH Dual Degree program must complete 30 semester hours of graduate-level coursework, which is in addition to the requirements of the MS in NS Clinical Track/Dietetic Internship program.  All coursework is offered online.

Only students who are enrolled in the MS in NS Clinical Track are eligible to apply.

RequirementsHours
HCO 600Management and Policy in Public Health Systems and Services3
BST 601Biostatistics4
ENH 600Fundamentals of Environmental Health Science3
HB 600Social and Behavioral Science Core3
EPI 610Principles of Epidemiologic Research4
PUH 695The Public Health Integrative Experience1
MPH Focus Courses12
Total Hours30

For further information about the MPH component of the program, contact:

Angela Sullivan, Director of Enrollment Management
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health
1720 2nd Avenue South, 130 Ryals Public Health Building, Birmingham AL 35294-0022
Telephone: 205-934-2684
E-mail: amsulli@uab.edu
Website: http://www.soph.uab.edu/dual-degree-programs

Master of Science in Nutrition Sciences-Clinical Track/Prior Learning Option

Students in the MS in NS Clinical Track/Prior Learning Option must complete 30 semester hours of graduate-level coursework (14 semester hours in core courses, 10 semester hours of required track courses, and 6 semester hours of elective credits). Only students who have a verification certificate demonstrating successful completion of 1,200 hours of supervised practice from a program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) are eligible to apply. This is a non-thesis track and all required coursework is offered online.

RequirementsHours
NTR 500Communications in Nutrition1
NTR 601Medical Nutrition3
NTR 604Principles and Practice of Nutrition Support3
NTR 611Advanced Food System and Resource Management3
Electives6
Total Hours16

Prospective students should use this checklist (Ph.D.) to obtain specific admissions requirements on how to apply to Graduate School.

Ph.D. Program in Nutrition Sciences (NS)

Degree Offered: Ph.D.
Director: Dr. Jose Fernandez
Phone: (205) 934-2029
E-mail: jose@uab.edu
Web site: www.uab.edu/nutrition

The program leading to the Ph.D. in Nutrition Sciences at UAB is designed to provide coursework and research experience that emphasizes the science of nutrition in maintaining the health of individuals and populations and preventing a variety of diseases. The doctoral program combines required and elective didactic coursework in basic sciences and nutrition with research incorporating basic science, clinical applications, and translational research conducted in superb facilities in an outstanding research environment.

Admission for PhD in NS

To meet Graduate School and departmental standards for admission into the PhD in NS, a student must have a combined GRE score of 310, an undergraduate degree with a strong science background, three letters of recommendation based on thorough knowledge of the applicant's background and abilities, and, of great importance, a statement of goals and purpose that delineates the student's motivation and purpose in seeking this degree.

Coursework and Other Requirements

Successful completion of the Ph.D. will require completion of a minimum of 14 semester hours in core courses (encompassing the disciplines of biochemistry, nutritional biochemistry, and statistics and experimental design) and at least 24 additional graduate semester hours of required and elective coursework from nutrition and other disciplines; passing a comprehensive written qualifying examination; and defense of a dissertation reporting the results of original scientific research that makes a genuine contribution to the knowledge of nutrition sciences. In fulfilling the latter requirement, with rare exceptions, a student must author at least two papers that are publishable in peer-reviewed journals, with one paper already published at the time of dissertation defense.

Additional Information

For detailed information, contact Dr. José R. Fernández, Director of the Ph.D. Program in Nutrition Sciences, Department of Nutrition Sciences, UAB School of Health Professions, Susan Mott Webb Nutrition Sciences Building, Room 522, 1675 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35294-3360.

Telephone 205-975-2029
E-mail phdntr@uab.edu
Web www.uab.edu/nutrition

Core Classes must include:

RequirementsHours
Core Courses:
NTR 621Applied Statistics to Nutrition Sciences I3
NTR 637Applied Research in Nutrition Sciences3
NTR 690Seminar2
NTR 718Nutritional Biochemistry6
Required Courses:
NTR 622Recent Advances In Nutrition Cancer Research3
NTR 733Laboratory Instruments and Methods in Nutrition Research2
NTR 736Scientific Methods3
NTR 747Molecular Biology and Nutrition Sciences3
NTR 779Obesity in the 21st Century3
NTR 788Advanced Nutrition Seminar (Required each semester for a total of 5 credits)1
Total Hours29

 Elective classes:

RequirementsHours
NTR 604Principles and Practice of Nutrition Support3
NTR 609Applied Nutrition for Physical Activity and Disease Prevention3
NTR 631Community Interventions for Healthy Lifestyles3
NTR 632Nutrition Counseling and Education4
NTR 701Advanced Medical Nutrition3
NTR 722Recent Advances in Nutrition and Cancer Research1-3
NTR 750Body Composition and Energy Metabolism3
NTR 769Race, Nutrition and Health3
GRD 717Principles of Scientific Integrity3

Courses

NTR 500. Communications in Nutrition. 1 Hour.

This course is designed to enable students to communicate effectively with the public via blogs, media interviews, traditional written education materials, social media, and websites. Emphasis in all of these areas of communication will be on translating scientific evidence into accurate and engaging communications for consumers and the press.

NTR 501. RDN Certification Review. 0 Hours.

Sponsored workshop to prepare students for the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist examination.

NTR 521. Nutrition Assessment and the Nutrition Care Process. 3 Hours.

Introduction to the Nutrition Care Process (NCP), a systematic approach to providing high-quality nutrition care. The NCP provides a framework for critical thinking and decision making. Gain factual knowledge, learn to apply course material through case study application, and explore fundamental principles in medical nutrition related content areas.
Prerequisites: NTR 222 [Min Grade: D]

NTR 579. Obesity in the 21st Century. 3 Hours.

Overview of the facts and research findings underlying the understanding of obesity, its co morbidities, and its consequences in the population.

NTR 589. Internship Practicum. 1-12 Hour.

Clinical experience in food service management and nutritional care in facilities throughout community; specific objectives vary depending on rotation.

NTR 600. Principles of Food Science Operations and Menu Planning. 3 Hours.

Practice Management and Use of Resources: strategic application of principles of management and systems in the provision of food services to individuals and organizations.

NTR 601. Advanced Medical Nutrition. 3 Hours.

Roles of nutrition in relationship to health; prevention of disease and correction of disorders due to nutritional imbalance throughout life cycle; disease states and their nutritional management; biochemical, clinical, and dietary assessment of nutritional status; drug-nutrient interactions; inborn errors of metabolism.

NTR 604. Principles and Practice of Nutrition Support. 3 Hours.

Critical review of current methods of providing nutrition support for critically ill patients; theory integrated with clinical practice.

NTR 609. Applied Nutrition for Physical Activity and Disease Prevention. 3 Hours.

Theoretical and applied aspects of nutrition for sport performance and health promotion. Provides practical application of evidence-based analysis of topics to promote consumer health.

NTR 611. Advanced Food System and Resource Management. 3 Hours.

Management systems and their application to hospital food service; legal aspects of dietetic practice; quality assurance, departmental planning, and organization.

NTR 612. Research and Technology Applications in Dietetics. 3 Hours.

Utilization of internet technology and research design in dietetics practice.

NTR 618. Nutritional Biochemistry. 6 Hours.

Metabolism and function of nutrients; biosynthesis of vitamins and their cofactors; human requirements for energy, amino acids, minerals, and vitamins; current human nutritional problems.

NTR 621. Applied Statistics to Nutrition Sciences I. 3 Hours.

This course has been designed to introduce students to statistical methods and approaches used to test hypotheses in the field of nutrition. Students will learn statistical tools that will equip them to analyze data, and will apply their knowledge to data sets addressing scientific questions related to nutrition and the application of nutrition to health.

NTR 622. Recent Advances In Nutrition Cancer Research. 3 Hours.

Critical evaluation of effects of genetics and environmental factors, especially nutrients, on development and prevention of obesity, atherosclerosis and cancer.

NTR 623. Applied Statistics to Nutrition Sciences II. 3 Hours.

This course has been designed to expose students to advanced statistical methods and approaches used to test hypotheses in the field of nutrition. Students will learn statistical tools that will include longitudinal data, clustering methods, and treatment of covariates in statistical analyses. The course will equip students to analyze data, and will apply their knowledge to data sets addressing scientific questions related to nutrition and the application of nutrition to health.
Prerequisites: NTR 621 [Min Grade: C]

NTR 625. Human Nutr Through the Life Cy. 3 Hours.

This course will examine the role of nutrition and dietary factors on the growth, development, and maintenance of health throughout the human life cycle. Nutritional guidelines/recommendations, special nutritional needs, physiology, and nutritional health concerns for each stage of the human lifecycle beginning with preconception and continuing throughout adulthood and aging will be addressed.

NTR 626. Consumer Issues in Nutrition. 3 Hours.

This course examines contemporary nutritional issues that affect consumers. Focus will be on the translation of science to public policy, consumer communications, and food choices.

NTR 630. Maternal Child Hlth Ped Nutrit. 4 Hours.

Public health and interdisciplinary approach to pediatric and maternal and child nutrition; translation of evidence based approaches to pediatric nutrition, including prevention and intervention.

NTR 631. Community Interventions for Healthy Lifestyles. 3 Hours.

Community-based strategies for promoting healthy lifestyles through improved eating and physical activity behaviors; emphasis on childhood obesity prevention and intervention; integration of the Life Course model.

NTR 632. Nutrition Counseling and Education. 4 Hours.

Theoretical and applied aspects of nutrition counseling and education. Practical application of counseling strategies to promote consumer health.

NTR 633. Laboratory Instruments and Methods in Nutrition Research. 1-5 Hour.

Individualized instruction in theory and use of laboratory instruments specific to a student's research project.

NTR 636. Scientific Methods. 3 Hours.

Approaches for nutrition investigation; design of experiments and research proposals.

NTR 637. Applied Research in Nutrition Sciences. 3 Hours.

Introduction to research methodologies and application of research related to nutrition and dietetics using practical application of qualitative and quantitative research and evaluation methods in community and health-related settings.
Prerequisites: NTR 621 [Min Grade: C]

NTR 650. Body Composition and Energy Metabolism. 3 Hours.

Methods of measurement of body composition and energy expenditure and their relationship to health and disease.

NTR 666. Nutrition, Mindfulness, and Wellness. 3 Hours.

Exploration of relationship between dietary practices and health; guide to design of individualized health lifestyle practices, including meditation and mindfulness.

NTR 680. Journal Club in Clinical Nutrition. 1 Hour.

Review, discussion, and critique of current literature in clinical nutrition.

NTR 685. Pediatric Pulmonary Care: An Interdisciplinary App. 1-3 Hour.

Theory and practice of interdisciplinary health care delivery to pediatric clients at risk for or compromised by pulmonary disease by team representing medicine, nutrition, nursing, social work, and physical therapy.

NTR 690. Seminar. 2 Hours.

Review of current literature and research in nutrition.

NTR 691. Clinical Practicum: Nutritional Aspects of Mental. 1-6 Hour.

Evaluation of nutritional status, feeding behavior, and food habits of retarded children; nutritional care; functioning in interdisciplinary team; field trips to agencies serving retarded children.

NTR 692. Clinical Practicum: Community Nutrition. 1-6 Hour.

Clinical experiences in health care delivery systems with nutrition components; methods of determining nutritional status of most vulnerable groups; nutrition education of community; current community nutrition issues; food fads, weight control, food misinformation, and nutrition legislation.

NTR 693. Clinical Practicum: Pediatric Nutrition. 1-6 Hour.

Clinical experiences in normal growth patterns in children; nutritional needs in health and disease; medical problems of pediatric patients; diet therapy.

NTR 694. Clinical Practicum: General Clinical Research. 1-6 Hour.

Clinical experiences in a multi-disciplinary research facility involving human subjects.

NTR 695. Special Topics in Nutrition. 1-4 Hour.

Exploration of current issues in Nutrition Sciences.

NTR 696. Clinical Practicum: Nutr Support of Pediatric Clin. 1-6 Hour.

Observation of and participation in interdisciplinary team delivery of health care to pediatric patients with pulmonary disease; variety of settings utilized, including neonatal intensive care, medical/surgical pediatric acute care, and pediatric pulmonary clinics; emphasis on optimizing nutritional support to pediatric patients with pulmonary dysfunction.

NTR 697. Clinical Practicum: Nutrition Support Service. 3-6 Hours.

Observation of and participation in interdisciplinary team delivery of nutrition support to critically ill hospitalized patients and ambulatory patients.

NTR 698. Master s Level Non-Thesis Research. 1-6 Hour.

Project designed to meet student's particular interest in nutrition and dietetic field; review of current literature; limited research and paper required.

NTR 699. Master's Level Thesis Research. 1-9 Hour.

Projects designed individually to meet student's particular interest within nutrition and dietetic field; emphasis on research approach to problem solving, including review of current literature in topic area.
Prerequisites: GAC M

NTR 701. Advanced Medical Nutrition. 3 Hours.

Role of nutrition and its relationship to health, prevention of disease, and correction of disorders due to nutritional imbalance throughout the life cycle. Emphasis on nutrition assessment and current research, including biochemical clinical, dietary, and anthropometric measurements.

NTR 704. Principles and Practice of Nutrition Support. 3 Hours.

Critical review of current methods of providing nutrition support for critically ill patients; theory integrated with clinical practice.

NTR 708. Nutrition Immunity and Infection. 3 Hours.

Impact of nutrition on immune function and effects of infection on nutritional status.

NTR 711. Clinical Nutrition. 4 Hours.

Nutritional biochemistry, nutrient requirement, sources, toxicities. Nutritional aspects of growth, development, pregnancy, chronic diseases, and the hospitalized patient.

NTR 718. Nutritional Biochemistry. 6 Hours.

Metabolism and function of nutrients; biosynthesis of vitamins and their cofactors; human requirements for energy, amino acids, minerals, and vitamins; current human nutritional problems.

NTR 720. Trace Elements in Human Nutrition I. 2 Hours.

NTR 721. Trace Elements in Human Nutrition II. 2 Hours.

NTR 722. Recent Advances in Nutrition and Cancer Research. 1-3 Hour.

Review of recent advances in nutrition and cancer research; emphasis on advances in biomarkers of nutritional exposure; modification of cancer risk by gene-nutrient interactions.

NTR 723. Assessment of Nutritional Status in Populations. 3 Hours.

Theoretical and hands-on instruction in methods of assessment of dietary intakes, body composition, and biochemical levels of macro- and micronutrients. Proper techniques for collecting measurements and review of computer software packages that specialize in analysis of specific measurements.

NTR 724. Research Strategies for the Study of Diet, Energetics and Cancer. 2 Hours.

Overview of dietary, physical activity, nutritional status, and body composition assessment as applied to research design and implementation of cancer-related studies in both animals and humans.

NTR 725. Human Nutr Through Life Cycle. 3 Hours.

Nutritional guidelines/recommendations, special nutritional needs, physiology, and nutritional health concerns for each stage of human lifecycle beginning with preconception and continuing throughout adulthood and aging will be addressed.

NTR 726. Consumer Issues in Nutrition. 3 Hours.

This course examines contemporary nutritional issues that affect consumers. Focus will be on the translation of science to public policy, consumer communications, and food choices.

NTR 728. Cancer Prevention and Control Seminar. 1-3 Hour.

Presentations related to cancer prevention and control and participation on cancer research review boards. Required for pre- and post-doctoral fellows in the NCI-supported R25 Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program.

NTR 733. Laboratory Instruments and Methods in Nutrition Research. 1-5 Hour.

Instruction in theory and use of selected laboratory instruments (selected according to student's need related to research project).

NTR 734. Laboratory Methods in Vitaminology. 3 Hours.

Vitamin determinations in clinical and other specimens: theory; procedures; practical exercises.

NTR 736. Scientific Methods. 3 Hours.

This course is designed to provide the students with the knowledge necessary to plan, design, and undertake research on topics related to nutrition science.

NTR 737. Research Concept Development. 1 Hour.

NTR 738. Human Investigations: Ethics Rights and Regulations. 1 Hour.

Procedures, regulations, and ethics pertaining to conduct of human investigations, informed consent, human use committees, internal review boards.

NTR 742. Nutritional and Toxicological Aspects of Food Safe. 2 Hours.

NTR 743. Macronutrients. 3 Hours.

NTR 744. Vitamins: Nutritional Clinical and Biochemical A. 2 Hours.

NTR 745. Origin of Cancer: Microenviron. 1 Hour.

This course is a journal club that will provide insights into the importance of the matrix microenvironment in tumorigenesis. Tumorigenesis is the process by which intiated cells form tumors.

NTR 746. Nutritional Aspects of Aging. 2 Hours.

NTR 747. Molecular Biology and Nutrition Sciences. 3 Hours.

Overview of molecular biology applications in nutrition science research. Examination of basic molecular biology techniques, current usage of molecular biology to solve nutrition problems, and application of biotechnology to study disorders with nutritional component.

NTR 750. Body Composition and Energy Metabolism. 3 Hours.

Methods of measurement of body composition and energy expenditure and their relationship to health and disease.

NTR 755. Teaching Practicum in Nutrition Sciences. 3 Hours.

Students will apply the concepts that they learned from the graduate teaching certificate program of UAB Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) to formal teaching instruction. Students will serve as co-teachers, working with a Nutrition Science faculty course-master to participate in teaching activities of a specified course.

NTR 760. Foundations of Nutrition Research. 1 Hour.

NTR 769. Race, Nutrition and Health. 3 Hours.

Introduction to the identification, measurement and exploration of etiological factors that underlie racial/ethnical disparities in health outcomes.

NTR 778. Special Topics in Nutrition Sciences. 1-5 Hour.

NTR 779. Obesity in the 21st Century. 3 Hours.

General overview of the facts and research findings underlying the understanding of obesity, its co morbidities, and its consequences in the population.

NTR 788. Advanced Nutrition Seminar. 1 Hour.

NTR 789. Diabetes and Energy Metabolism Seminar.. 1 Hour.

Discussions on the latest research involving energy metabolism issues with diabetes through the presentation and discussion of scientific peer-reviewed articles.

NTR 791. Advanced Clinical Nutrition Diagnosis and Treatments. 4 Hours.

Clinical rounds with nutrition support team; clinical nutrition research procedures related to human nutrition.

NTR 798. Doctoral Level Non-Dissertation Research. 1-15 Hour.

NTR 799. Doctoral Level Dissertation Research. 1-15 Hour.

Prerequisites: GAC Z

Faculty

Bertrand, Brenda, Professor and Director, MS in Nutrition Sciences Program, 2014, PhD, RD, Qualitative inquiry about diet behaviors, lifestyle management, and teaching pedagogy
Chandler-Laney, Paula, Assistant Professor, 2006, PhD, Use of behavioral and/or psychological parameters to predict success in weight loss and maintenance programs; the association between satiety hormones and subjective responses; and an investigation of childhood body composition and metabolic health consequences of intrauterine exposure to gestational diabetes and maternal obesity
Chang, Pi-Ling, Associate Professor, 1994, PhD, Vitamin D and Cancer, Osteoporosis, Bone-Matrix Proteins, Osteoblast Differentiation
De Luca, Maria, Associate Professor, 2002, PhD, Genetics of fat storage and innate immune function, Obesity, Aging.
Demark-Wahnefried, Wendy, Professor and Webb Endowed Chair of Nutrition Sciences, 2010, PhD, RD , Diet/hormonal/genetic interactions and their association with cancer; dietary interventions and lifestyle for cancer prevention and survival
Eto, Isao, Associate Professor, Nutritional Biochemistry, Folate Metabolism and Interactions, Cancer Biology and Biochemistry
Fernandez, Jose, Professor and Vice Chair for Education; Identification of genes contributing to racial differences in obesity, diabetes, and cancer: the genetic admixture approach, 2001, PhD, Identification of genes contributing to racial differences in obesity, diabetes, and cancer: the genetic admixture approach
Fu, Yuchang, Associate Professor, 2003, PhD, Gene Expression and Regulation Related to Lipid Metabolism in Atheroslcerosis and Diabetes
Garvey, W. Timothy, Butterworth Professor and Chair, 2003, MD, Molecular, metabolic, and genetic basis of type 2 diabetes mellitus, insulin resistance, and obesity
Gower, Barbara A., Professor, 1997, PhD, Endocrinology, Body Composition, Postmenopausal Hormone Replacement Therapy, Insulin Sensitivity
Kitchin, Elizabeth, Assistant Professor, 1996, PhD, RD
Miller, Susan, Assistant Professor; Program Director for Dietic Internship, 986, MS, RD, LD
Moellering, Douglas, Assistant Professor, 2008, PhD, Mitochondrial physiology, bioenergetics, and free radical-mediated tissue injury and disease pathologies. Currently, research is focused on mitochondrial free-radical production contributing to altered bioenergetics, the development of obesity, insulin resistance and T2DM, increased cardiovascular disease susceptibility, and aging.
Nagy, Tim R., Professor , PhD, Regulation of Energy Expenditure; Body Fat/Caloric Restriction/Cancer; Small Animal Phenotyping
Newton, Laura, Assistant Professor, 1990, MAEd, RD, LD, Clinical nutrition, nutrition and cancer, total parenteral nutrition
Piyathilake, Chandrika, Professor , 1997, PhD, Lung Cancer and Biomarkers
Smith, Daniel L. Jr, Assistant Professor, 2010, PhD, The interaction of diet and metabolism in relationship to aging and disease; obesity, calorie restriction, brown adipose tissue
Soleymani, Taraneh, Assistant Professor, 2011, MD, Clinical nutrition, Weight lost and management
Yang, Qinglin, Professor, 2008, MD, PhD, Exploring molecular mechanisms underlying the development and progression of heart failure