2017-2018 Health Sciences Common Book: Changing Planet, Changing Health

07.13.17

The Health Sciences Service Learning and Advocacy Group has selected this  year’s Health Sciences Common Book: Changing Planet, Changing Health by Paul R. Epstein and Dan Ferber Students, staff, and faculty in the Schools of Public Health, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Social Work are asked to read this book over the summer and come […]

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Anne Lund, MPH, RD, received the 2017 Washington State Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award

05.10.17

At their annual conference, the Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (WSAND) honored Anne Lund, MPH, RD, with the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award for 2017. This award is the most prestigious recognition given by WSAND and highlights notable leadership, ability, and service. Anne is the Director of our Graduate Coordinated Program in […]

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Coffee course serves up lessons in global health, climate change and social justice

01.04.17

The School of Public Health’s article on the new NUTR 490 seminar course, “Coffee: From Cultivation to Cupping” ranked in the school’s top ten articles for 2016.  The course was developed and taught in partnership with UW Housing and Food Services. Go to the article

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Student Profile: Shelly Johnston, MPH/GCPD

11.23.16

Shelly Johnston, a Master of Public Health student in the RD Training Program, was recently featured in a School of Public Health Student Profile. Read her interview to learn about her path to the field of nutrition, why she chose UW, and her work in the MPH program.

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New Autumn 2016 Course: NUTR 141 Introduction to Foods

06.22.16

NUTR 141 Introduction to Foods will examine how foods are used by different people and cultures to deliver nutrients and energy. Students will explore the evolution of the global food supply, food preparation techniques, food patterns, and eating habits as they relate to diets, nutrition, and personal and public health. Instructor: Anne-Marie Gloster, PhD, RD […]

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Dr. Jesse Jones-Smith Joins the Nutritional Sciences Core Faculty

06.14.16

The Nutritional Sciences Program is pleased to welcome Dr. Jesse Jones-Smith, Associate Professor in Health Services, to our core faculty. Dr. Jones-Smith received her PhD in Nutrition Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill in 2010 and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California–San Francisco and University of California–Berkeley in 2012. She […]

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2016-2017 Health Sciences Common Book: Catching Homelessness

06.10.16

The Health Sciences Service Learning and Advocacy Group has selected this year’s Health Sciences Common Book: Catching Homelessness by UW Nursing faculty Josephine Ensign  Students, staff, and faculty in the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Social Work are asked to read this book over the summer and come prepared to participate in […]

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Dr. Marian Neuhouser takes office as President of the American Society for Nutrition

06.01.16

ASN Press Release: ASN PRESIDENT SEEKS TO UPHOLD THE IMPORTANCE OF EVIDENCE-BASED NUTRITION SCIENCE June 1, 2016—Marian L. Neuhouser takes office as President of the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) on June 1. Dr. Neuhouser is a Full Member in the Cancer Prevention Program, Division of Public Health Sciences at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research […]

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Nutrition Special Topics Course in AUT 2016 – Coffee: From Cultivation to Cupping

04.26.16

NUTR 490 B Coffee: From Cultivation to Cupping will expose students to the study of coffee from multiple perspectives: historical, geographical, environmental, economic, health, social justice, chemical, and sensory. In addition to seminar lectures, students will have the opportunity to hear from voices in the field, including producers in Nicaragua, processors in Seattle, and public […]

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New Spring 2016 Course: NUTR 241 Culinary Nutrition Science

01.20.16

NUTR 241 Culinary Nutrition Science will explore the scientific principles behind modern culinary techniques that transform raw foodstuffs into prepared foods that are both appealing and have nutritional value. Looking at foodstuffs as combinations of solids, liquids, and gases, students will analyze the physical and chemical forces that contribute to creating an edible and desirable […]

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Dr. Scott Ickes Joins the Nutritional Sciences Program Core Faculty

08.31.15

The Nutritional Sciences Program is pleased to welcome Dr. Scott Ickes, Assistant Professor, to our core faculty. Dr. Ickes received his PhD in Nutrition Intervention and Policy, with a minor in Epidemiology, from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill in 2010 and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in […]

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2015-2016 Health Sciences Common Book: The New Jim Crow

08.16.15

The Health Sciences Service Learning and Advocacy Group has selected this year’s Health Sciences Common Book: The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander.  Students, staff, and faculty in the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Social Work are asked to read this book over the summer and come prepared to participate in the 2015-2016 […]

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Student Project Examines Limited Time for Lunch at School

06.23.15

Elementary school students in Seattle don’t get enough time to finish their lunch, according to research from our Nutritional Sciences students. Eighteen graduate students in Donna Johnson’s Public Health Nutrition Class, working with instructor Mary Podrabsky, spent winter quarter documenting the lack of lunch time at seven city schools. They found students had only 12 […]

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

04.23.15

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. Read her interview to  find out what we can do to reduce our waste.

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New Autumn 2015 Course: NUTR 420 Global Nutrition

04.17.15

There has been a changing landscape in nutrition over the past five years, with more attention on the burden of chronic undernutrition as a major impediment to development. There is an increased appreciation of the potential to prevent undernutrition and improve nutrition through multi-sectoral approaches that address not only the most immediate factors of poor […]

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New Publication: “Healthy Nutrition: From Farm to Fork”

04.09.15

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 […]

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Accepting Applications for Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (WOT)

03.01.15

The Nutritional Sciences Program and Department of Health Services at the University of Washington seek to fill one or two full-time (100% FTE) faculty positions with an emphasis in nutrition at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (WOT) with an anticipated start date of fall, 2015.

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