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Nutritional Sciences Program

Graduate Student Research Symposium

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
8:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Waterfront Activities Center

Student attendance is mandatory.

This symposium is designed as a means for students to obtain experience in organizing and giving a formal presentation in front of a critical audience, something most of you will do many times in your professional careers. This is an excellent time to learn what your fellow students are working on, and network with faculty.


  • First Year MS, MPH, and PhD Students:  Please register for NUTR 500 and plan to attend the full day to receive credit.  An orientation session on the Graduate Student Portfolio that you will be required to submjit in June is held at the end of the day.
  • Second Year and Beyond Students:  Are required to present and remain in attendance for all of the student presentations.  Titles are due April 17th; abstracts are due April 30th; PPT presentations are due by noon on May 11th.  Reminders will be sent prior to each of the due dates.

Submission Deadlines & Guidelines for Presenters

  • Presentation titles must be submitted to the Graduate Student Services Coordinator no later than Friday, April 17th.
    • Please remember to put your name and the names of your committee members on your submission.
    • When all titles have been received, the agenda will be completed and individual presentation times added. A draft will be sent to you for a final check.
  • Abstracts must be submitted no later than Thursday, April 30th.
    • Please remember to put your name and the names of your committee members on your submission.
    • Abstract writing guidelines can be found at this link.
    • Your abstract should be about 1/2 page to 1 page long (including title, name, committee). Please use this template to create your abstract.
  • Presentations should be done on PowerPoint--(PC only). Please submit your PowerPoint slides to nutr@uw.edu by Monday, May 11 at 12:00 noon.
    • The presentations are timed:
      • MS/MPH presentations are 5 minutes, with 5 minutes of questions.
      • PhD presentations are 10 minutes, with 5 minutes of questions.


Close Up - A Look at the People of SPH: Jennifer Otten

Jennifer Otten, Assistant Professor and expert on food systems, is featured in April's SPH Close Up.  How much food do we throw away?  About one out of every four grocery bags, says food expert Jennifer Otten.  Find out what we can do to reduce our waste: http://ow.ly/LYMcm


Healthy Nutrition: From Farm to Fork
Jamie Bachaus, NSP MPH student, and Jennifer Otten, NSP Assistant Professor, guest authored the March 2015 issue of Elevate Health, the quarterly research digest of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition. The issue explores the link between public health and food systems and looks at recent evidence on how the US food system impacts such things as food availability, affordability, and quality.
Download the Issue

Faculty Postions Available The Nutritional Sciences Program and Department of Health Services are accepting applications to fill positions at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (WOT). Position Announcement & Application Instructions



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