Monthly Archives: March 2017

Looking for research experience? A research internship is available for Fall 2017

Dr. Bronwen Powell is accepting students to do a research internship working with her on her research projects. Dr. Powell’s research examines how social, cultural and environmental factors affect diet quality and nutrition.  She is seeking 2-4 research interns to help with a project she would like to start next fall. It is highly interdisciplinary, with aspects of Geography, Ethnobotany and Nutrition.

See this flyer for more information.

Clinical Research Coordinator Position Available – Boston MA

The Neurology department at Mass General Hospital has a clinical research coordinator position available. A recent PSU Nutrition grad is currently working in this lab and she encourages Spring Nutrition graduates to consider applying.  They are looking to hire someone in June. It’s a research position that has a lot of learning opportunities for anyone interested in Alzheimer’s and dementia research or anyone who wants research experience in general. Location is Boston, MA and a 2 year commitment is required.

See attached file for additional information. MGH Clinical Research Coordinator Position-15t8bcl.

Compass Group Recruiting/internship information – Rescheduled for March 27-28

The Compass group had to reschedule their initial presentation and interviewing dates due to the snow storm.  Plan to join them Monday evening, March 27, 2017.  There will also be a dietitian available to discuss questions about their dietetic internship.

For additional information you may contact Scott Krewatch |Veterans & Campus Programs Manager   <>


SNA Special Speaker Thursday at 6PM – Jennifer McGurk – Intuitive Eating

The Student Nutrition Association proudly presents:  intuitive Eating – How to Ditch Diets and Live a Happy Healthy Life with Jennifer McGurk RDN, CDN, CDE, CEDRD.  Thursday, March 23, 2017, 6:00-7:00 PM in 22 BBH Building, the Ruth Pike Auditorium. Jennifer is a proud PSU grad and owner of her own practice – Eat With Knowledge in Nyack, NY.  Join us to learn about her philosophy of working with clients experiencing eating and weight disorders.  She is the author of several books designed to share her experience and success establishing a private practice.

Dr. Barclay’s Camp for Children with Diabetes is seeking 3-4 student dietitians

Dr. Barclay’s Camp for Children with Diabetes is seeking 3-4 student dietitian volunteers, preferably in their junior or senior year, for the week of Saturday, July 15th – Saturday, July 22nd.  The camp is located within Camp Fitch in North Springfield, PA (about 30 minutes from Erie, PA). Student dietitians work with an interdisciplinary medical team while assisting campers with carbohydrate selections during meal time, passing AM. and P.M. snacks, informing the physicians of campers’ carbohydrate intake, participating in 3 A.M. blood glucose testing rounds with the medical team, and creating and presenting an educational game on nutrition and diabetes.  Volunteers will stay at camp in “Mirto Lodge” for the entire week.  Room and board is provided free of charge.

Penn State students who volunteered last summer were Andrea Ross and Maggie Morgan.

Andrea, who is currently a senior, shared the following:

“I would recommend this experience to any student because it provided a thorough understanding of diabetes, beyond what is learned in the classroom. I am more confident with carbohydrate counting and diet exchanges, and I have been able to discuss this experience in job interviews and personal statements for the DI.

If you are a junior, it is definitely possible to complete the summer field experience and field experience proposal.  I was able to request time off from my preceptor.  I loved helping at the camp because the medical staff was incredibly supportive and wanted us to have a hands-on experience as well as free time to participate in the camp activities like paddle boarding, horseback riding, and zip lining.”

To help us select students that would best be suited for this opportunity, please providethe following by March 31st via email or regular mail. 1.  A copy of your resume.2.  A statement explaining why this experience would be valuable to you or how you are suited for it.3.  A copy of your “advising transcript”. Email to Darlene at and Renee at, or send by regular mail: Renee Slabic, RD, LDN9570 Tileyard Rd.Waterford, PA  16441

Selection for this volunteer opportunity will be made by April 30.

Please contact Darlene Przybyszewski at  with any questions.  Applicants may also contact Andrea Ross at or Maggie Morgan at

Part-time Job Opportunity at Noll Lab

There is an immediate need for a cook to assist the registered dietitian at the CRC (clinical Research Center) on campus at Noll Laboratory research kitchen.  The position will start immediately and run at least through summer 2017.  Hours may be up to 20/week.

This position requires efficiency, organization and strong attention to detail.  Strong cooking skills are necessary.

Please contact:  Amy Ciccarella at 865-8448 or if interested.

Foxdale Village Hiring Part-time Position!

Foxdale Village Retirement Community is seeking students to be part of our dining services team.  This flexible part time position will offer up to 20 hours per week working afternoons and evenings in our skilled nursing unit dining rooms.  This position will offer experience working with altered consistency and therapeutic diets.  Employees will also gain understanding of geriatric nutrition and its role in skilled nursing and rehabilitation.  Candidates should apply at for the position of Dietary Aide.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation is Now Accepting Applications for Scholarships!

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation is the largest provider of dietetic scholarships to deserving students at all levels of study. We are now accepting applications, please sign in and access the online application today.

Application deadline: Monday, April 17th at 5 p.m. (Central Time).

Visit the Academy web site for additional information.

New Sections of Chem 110 – Designed for Biological Sciences Students

This may be a nice option for those of you planning to take Chem 110 Fall 2017.

Description: This newly introduced specialty section of CHEM 110 refines the traditional CHEM 110 curriculum to emphasize the chemical concepts that are most relevant for students with interests in biological, agricultural, and health sciences. Although these sections cover similar topics as traditional CHEM 110 sections, they do so by integrating chemical concepts with biological examples and case studies that highlight the connections between chemistry and biology. During this course, students will explore complex biological phenomena such as protein folding, the molecular origins of life, and antibiotic drug resistance by approaching each topic from a molecular perspective.

Additional Information about CHEM110B Flyer (002)-1wtl5vu

The Compass Group – Morrison – Chartwells – Recruiting on campus- March 13 -14

The Compass Group- – Morrison Healthcare and Chartwells K12 Schools will be recruiting Nutrition majors recently graduated or planning a May or August 2017 graduation for several management trainee positions.  They are planning a Presentation and Networking Night on March 13th with Interviews scheduled on March 14th.  The presentation will be held in 104 Rackley at 6:30 PM (Rackley is near Chambers Building). Interviews will be conducted the following day in Chandlee Lab.

For additional information and To RSVP send your resume to Tion Askew <>.

Interviews will be scheduled for Tuesday, March 14.  A sign up sheet for interview times is available in 110 Chandlee Lab.

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