Monthly Archives: April 2016

Lisa J. Crandall Scholarship – due date May 31

Linda K. Crandall, the founder of Crandall Corporate Dietitians (, loves working as a Registered Dietitian. For 50 years, whether it is the challenge of creating world-class systems, meeting new people, building up others who have worked for her and with her, or being an entrepreneur, Linda finds tremendous reward in the work each day. Her professional happiness comes from working with the best dietitians in the industry.

In honor of her dedication to the RD profession, we are pleased to announce, the Linda K. Crandall scholarship program for 2016. Each year, Crandall Corporate Dietitians awards up to five scholarships (ranging in value from $500 – $1000 each) to students pursuing either a Bachelor or Master’s degree in Nutrition or a closely related field with the eventual goal of becoming a Registered Dietitian.

Applicants must meet our eligibility requirements, complete the Scholarship Application 2016 and submit a current resume. Applications must be submitted by May 31, 2016. Late or incomplete entries will not be accepted. Notification of awards will be made by July 30, 2016.

Clinical Research Coordinator Position at UPenn!

The Center for Weight and Eating Disorders at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine is seeking a Clinical Research Coordinator. The candidate will help coordinate a NIH-funded study that will examine eating behaviors in 7- to 9-year-old children in a nutrition laboratory. Duties include assisting with recruiting subjects and obtaining their informed consent and assent to participate; coordinating subject screenings and study visits; preparing and administering study meals and taste preference assessments; coordinating regulatory paperwork; documenting and reporting adverse events; completing anthropometric measurements and accompanying participants through study procedures (e.g., DEXA scans); preparing study materials and ordering supplies; ensure protocol adherence & data quality; complete NIH progress and Data Safety Monitoring Plan reports; maintaining study charts; and entering study data.

A Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition, Health Sciences, or related fields and 1 to 3 years of clinical trial / clinical research experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, are required. Effective problem-solving abilities, effective communication and writing skills, ability to multi-task, demonstrated ability to work as part of a team as well as independently, knowledge of IRB and human research protection regulations desired. Experience working with families and children is strongly desirable. Must be able to work flexible hours. Position contingent on continued funding.

To apply, please go to and apply forReference # 40‐22643. Center for Weight and Eating Disorders University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Kral Clinical Research Coordinator Position Flyer

Contact Person:

Tanja Kral, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Nutritional Sciences

University of Pennsylvania

School of Nursing and Perelman School of Medicine

Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences

Philadelphia, PA 19104-4217

(P) 215-573-7512


Summer Job at Community Action Program – Lancaster WIC

The Community Action Program of Lancaster County is looking for a Nutrition and Dietetics student or graduate to work with their WIC program this summer helping with the Farmers Market Voucher Program. They are looking to hire someone Monday– Friday about 35 hours/week from mid-May until as late in August. The pay will be $11.00 an hour.

If interested please  send your resume and cover letter to:

Kim Sullenberger

WIC Director

Community Action Program of Lancaster County

Summer Research Position: The Child Health and Behavior Lab in UB’s Division of Behavioral Medicine

The Child Health and Behavior Lab in University of Buffalo’s Division of Behavioral Medicine is looking for several undergraduate students to assist with research studies during the Summer and Fall semesters. These research experiences would be under the leadership of Dr. Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, who conducts laboratory- and community-based studies in the area of children’s eating behavior and obesity prevention. More information about Dr. Anzman-Frasca’s work is available here:

Responsibilities of student research assistants will include: (1) collecting data in ongoing studies related to the delay of gratification in children and children’s meals at restaurants and (2) helping staff with other study tasks such as participant recruitment and screening, study material preparation, and data entry. Students will have the opportunity to work directly with participants, including parents and young children, in the laboratory and Buffalo community. Students may be asked to commit to data collection during evenings and/or weekends; however, we are also looking for students who are available during the day.

Ideal candidates will be reliable, flexible, and enthusiastic, with excellent communication and organizational skills. The following attributes are a plus but not required: Past research experience; experience interacting with young children; flexible availability; interest in being a research assistant during both Summer and Fall; having access to a car.

We ask all interested students to complete the attached application and to submit the application (at and a resume, using “Student research assistant application” as the subject of the email. Application review will begin on April 1, 2016, and will continue on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.


Interested in PA or OT Careers – Speak with visiting representatives on April 13

Physician Assistant and Occupational Therapy Representatives from Thomas Jefferson Visiting Campus Tomorrow, April 13, (2-3:30pm, 517 Thomas)

Representatives from the new Physician Assistant (PA) program and Occupational Therapy (OT) program from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia will be visiting tomorrow! We have a small space in 517 Thomas reserved from 2-3:30pm. Admissions overviews will take place around 2pm, but realizing many students have class, please feel free to drop in at any point you are able to meet with the representatives and bring any specific questions you have with you! Please make sure you utilize this opportunity to learn about the new Master’s of Science in PA Studies program at Thomas Jefferson and the various OT degree programs offered by the Jefferson College of Health Professions!

Fall 2016 Special Topics Course – Eating and Weight Disorders

Do you need an interesting 400 level supporting course?  There is a special topics NUTR 497 course being offered this fall, Eating and Weight Disorders, that some of you may  have missed with the new Lionpath class list.  This course is appropriate for students who have taken NUTR 251 and will be juniors or higher in the fall. It will count as a 400 level supporting course. Dr. Kathleen Keller is offering this class.  It received very positive reviews when it was offered previously.  It is typically only available once a year.  If this class interests you, it currently has seats available.


The Health and Human Development Student Council will be electing officers for the 2016-17 school year next Monday, April 11th.  The elections will be held in Room 5 in the HHD Building at 6:00pm (individuals wishing to run for office who cannot attend the election meeting can provide a written statement as described below).
Nominations are now open for any student currently in an HHD major or intending an HHD major. Students can self-nominate for an officer position by sending an email to Erika Lee ( indicating what office they seek and a short statement of up to 250 words on why they can make HHD a better college.
The main purpose of the HHD Student Council, the official representative student organization of HHD, is to act as a liaison between HHD students and faculty and to develop unity within the students and student organizations in the College of HHD.  We welcome new and current members to apply for a position as well as encourage current members and student organization representatives to join us on Monday for elections! Campus students who will be at University Park for Fall 2016 are also eligible to apply.
Our Monday meeting will also include a discussion of plans to add an HHD “Lion Ambassadors” type of organization to HHD student groups. Applications for this will be available at the meeting.
If you plan to apply please respond to Erika Lee by 5 PM on April 10th.  If you have any questions about elections or officer positions, you can also contact Erika or Associate Dean Shea ( A brief description of the officers to be elected:

President – leads meetings and plans events as the spokesperson for HHD Student Council
Vice President – serves as president when president is unable to do so
Secretary – handles all records of meetings and events
Treasurer – charged with handling all organizational finances
Community Service Chair – plans and promotes events regarding community service
Social Media Chair – aids in promotion of the council and updates website as well as social media

Food and Probiotics for GUT Health – 400 level supporting course

Some of you may find this 400 level supporting course interesting.  This course is probably most appropriate for students who have completed NUTR 445.  Knowledge of Cell Biology is also useful. Contact the instructor for additional information. FDSC 497F Flyer_2016_JV_1