Medical Applicant Session Tonight (Tuesday, Oct. 10) 6 pm, 101 Thomas

Medical Applicant Session Tonight (Tuesday, Oct. 10) 6 pm, 101 Thomas

Junior and senior students applying for medical, dental, or podiatry school in 2018 will benefit from attending. This Medical Applicant session will provide an overview of application timelines, strategies for preparing a strong application, and an overview of Penn State’s committee letter process. It is a great “application orientation.”

David A. Cassiday
Health Professions Advisor
Penn State University

Spring Study Abroad Opportunity (1 week over spring break) – Anatomy in Italy: Cadavers, Culture, and Science

Applications are being accepted for a Spring semester, embedded study abroad experience – BIOL 497 – Anatomy in Italy: Cadavers, Culture, and Science  through October 23rd.
See more information here BIOL 497 Course Flyer-16ceu42
The class traces the development of anatomy and physiology in Renaissance Italy, and over spring break travels to Florence, Bologna, and Rome. This 3-credit course will count for either a GH or GN depending on the student’s needs, and its corequisite IT 197 (also 3 credits) will count for another GH. The two classes will each only meet once per week for an hour and 15 minutes, and thus only take up the time of a normal 3-credit course during the semester. The remaining credit will be earned while abroad, so the students will end up with a total of 6 credits from the two classes. In addition to general education credits, this course could be used toward 400 level supporting course requirements in nutrition or 400 level courses for the biology minor.
The only requirement is that you have at least one of the prerequisites (BIOL 129 or BIOL 141 or BIOL 240 or BIOL 472 or KINES 202).

Opportunity for Central PA students to have a professional mentor

See the message from PSU Alumna Kilene Knitter below if you are interested in becoming a Mentee.  If you are currently a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and a resident in one of the 23 counties covered by the Central Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics you can become a member of CPAND for free.  They also offer scholarship you may qualify for.

 I am the Mentor and Education Co-chair for CPAND and we’re looking for students who are interested in joining and becoming mentees!

Qualifications to be a Mentee:

  • Active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Central PA Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Student or newly credentialed RD/RDN or DTR
  • Desire to have a Mentor assigned to assist in his/her professional development
  • Willing to dedicate one year to fostering the mentor/mentee relationship
  • If you are a CPAND member and wish to become a mentee, apply!
For more information please reach out to me or visit http://eatrightcentralpa.org/ !
Thank you,
Kilene Knitter, RD, LDN
Registered Dietitian at Brock & Company

Graduate School Fellowship Opportunities at the University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign

If you are thinking about attending graduate school in the field of Nutritional Sciences and you have an outstanding academic record, the University of Illinois had funding opportunities for graduate school.  We have a Penn State grad who just finished her Master’s Degree in Nutritional Sciences and she had a great experience.  See the information below:

Fellowship Opportunities in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Illinois

DNS Excellence Fellowships: DNS Excellence Fellowships are funded through the DNS Excellence Endowment and are awarded to applicants with outstanding academic and research accomplishments.  This fellowship provides a stipend of $22,000 per year and includes a full tuition and partial fees waiver.

Jonathan Baldwin Turner Fellowships: These fellowships are provided to DNS through the College of Agricultural Consumer and Environmental Sciences and are awarded to students with outstanding applications.  These fellowships provide one to three years of support with a stipend of $22,000 per year.  The fellowship includes a full tuition and partial fees waiver.

Kraft Heinz Company Fellowships: Kraft Heinz Company fellowships are provided through the Kraft Heinz Company Endowment that was established in DNS.  These fellowships recognize outstanding students from underrepresented backgrounds.  The fellowship provides a stipend of $22,000 per year and also includes $1,000 in conference travel funds per year for the fellow. These fellowships include a full tuition and partial fees waiver.

*Doctoral students receiving Kraft Heinz Company Fellowships will also be nominated to participate in the Graduate College Summer Pre-Doctoral Institute, a program that provides students with an early introduction to graduate school and their research program. Participating students are provided with campus housing, meals, travel funds and a summer stipend.  For more information visit http://www.grad.illinois.edu/diversity/spi.

Graduate College Fellowships: The Division has the opportunity each year to nominate outstanding students from underrepresented backgrounds for UIUC Graduate College Fellowships.  These fellowships provide a stipend of $22,000-$25,000 per year and provide support for one to three years.  Recipients of Graduate College Fellowships also receive $1,000 in conference travel funds per year.

*Doctoral students nominated for Graduate College Fellowships will also be nominated to participate in the Graduate College Summer Pre-Doctoral Institute, a program that provides students with an early introduction to graduate school and their research program. Participating students are provided with campus housing, meals, travel funds and a summer stipend.  For more information visit http://www.grad.illinois.edu/diversity/spi.

In order to be considered for a fellowship, applicants must be a US citizen and should submit their application for admission to DNS by or before December 15th, 2017.

For information on DNS admission requirements or to learn how to apply, visit  https://nutrsci.illinois.edu/future-students.

Attention Seniors – Nominations are being accepted for the John Edgar Smith Outstanding Senior Award

Seniors, the Nutrition and Dietetics Alumni Association is seeking nominations from students and faculty for the 2017/2018 Outstanding Senior in Nutritional Sciences Award.  Any student in Nutritional Sciences is eligible, Basic Sciences, Applied, or Dietetics if you are graduating between December 2017 and August 2018 and meet the other criteria listed below.

Eligibility and Criteria

This award shall be given to a graduating senior majoring in Nutrition.

Candidate must:

  1. have completed at least 90 credits including the course, Nutrition 445, and plan to graduate in December, May or August.
  2. have demonstrated exemplary leadership in the College of Health and Human Development and/or University; and
  3. have shown exemplary service to the community.

Link to web site with application and additional information.  John Edgar Smith Award.

Second Degree Nursing Program Information Session – September 26, 2017

 

The Second Degree program is an intensive sixteen-month program for individuals who already have a bachelor’s degree in another field.

Tuesday, September 26

4:00, 5:00, and 6:00pm

149 Nursing Science Building

Research Assistants needed in Dr. Gernand’s Lab

Dr. Alison Gernand and her research team, are beginning a new study in the coming months and are interested in recruiting undergraduate students to assist in data collection and lab work. The study will examine plasma volume and micronutrients across the menstrual cycle.

The students must be able to commit 4-8 hours per week for at least 1 year. Other research experience is helpful and preferred, but it is not required.
Priority will be given to sophomore and junior Nutritional Sciences students interested in a longer time commitment.

If students are interested, they can contact Sixtus Aguree at 814-867-5938 or bloodvolumestudy@gmail.com.

Full-time WIC Nutritionist position in Dauphin County, PA

Attention recent and Fall Semester Nutrition graduates:
The Hamilton Health Center WIC Program is currently seeking a full-time Nutritionist in Dauphin County, PA. They are looking for a candidate that can give at least a 1 year commitment due to the job requiring a lengthy training period. To qualify applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree in nutrition or dietetics. The base pay is $16 an hour and includes a competitive benefits package. Interested candidates should send their resume and salary requirements to Trisha Emerick, Program Director at: temerick@hamiltonhealthcenter.com

Student Nutrition Association Meeting

The first Student Nutrition Association meeting will be held this Tuesday (9/5/17)  at 7 p.m. in 10 Henderson, so come on out! The Center for Woman’s Services will be coming to speak about their services on campus, as well as body image. This is the first point opportunity, so if you stay, you will earn a point!

Please feel free to attend to learn more about the group and answer any potential questions you may have!

Group Advising Sessions for Health Professions – Physician Assistant and Medical Schools

The Health Professions Advising Office is once again offering group advising sessions for students interested in medical, dental, podiatry, and physician assistant programs.
Health Professions Group Advising Sessions cover topics such as Med Prep, Medical Applicants, PA Prep, PA Applicants and more! Check out the Prehealth Advising website for times, dates and locations of sessions http://science.psu.edu/premed/advising
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Health Professions Advising is available to any Penn State student who wants to explore, prepare, and apply for training in a health profession career. 

The Pre-Health Advising Center has relocated to the East Wing of
Ritenour Building.