Nutrition in Medicine

evidence-based clinical nutrition education for medical students, residents, fellows, and other physicians.


About Nutrition in Medicine




Nutrition Education for Practicing Physicians (NEPP) Overview

Nutrition Education for Practicing Physicians (NEPP) is the newest initiative of the Nutrition in Medicine Project.

Objectives of the NEPP Curriculum

To develop a core curriculum in nutrition for practicing physicians that:

  • brings evidence-based clinical nutrition education to physicians;
  • provides links to refresh nutrition foundation knowledge;
  • prepares physicians to address the major nutrition-related health concerns encountered in everyday practice;
  • uses novel instructional technologies that make better use of the limited learning time for this important, but often overlooked subject.


NIM Medical School Curriculum Overview

Objectives of the Nutrition in Medicine Medical School Curriculum

To develop a core curriculum in nutrition for medical students that:

  • includes prevention and therapeutic perspectives of nutrition;
  • spans the pre-clinical and clinical training of physicians;
  • presents the biochemical basis of nutrition, nutrition epidemiology, clinical nutrition (including nutrition assessment), and nutrition-related preventive health care;
  • uses innovative techniques to excite the student about the field of nutrition; and is transportable to other medical schools.


Members of the Nutrition in Medicine Team

Martin Kohlmeier, M.D, Ph.D

Principal Investigator

Professor, Department of Nutrition
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
919-408-3320 ext 23 · 919-408-0674 (fax)

 

Kelly Adams, M.P.H., R.D

Asst. Project Director

Research Associate, Department of Nutrition
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

Margo Powell, MS

Applications Analyst

Applications Analyst, Department of Nutrition
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

Evan Morris

Application Programmer

Application Programmer, Department of Nutrition
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

Steven H. Zeisel, M.D., Ph.D

Emeritus Principal Investigator

Kenan Distinguished Professor, Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health
Director, Nutrition Research Institute
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
C.B. 7461, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7461
919-843-4731 · 919-966-7216 (fax)

 

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NEPP Curriculum Advisory Board Members

Katherine Chauncey, PhD, RD, CDE

Associate Professor of Nutrition
Texas Tech School of Medicine
Dept. of Family and Community Medicine
3601 - 4th Street
Lubbock, TX 79430


Wayne Dysinger, MD, MPH

Chair, Dept. of Preventive Medicine
Loma Linda University
Center For Health Promotion
24785 Stewart St Rm 111
Loma Linda, CA 92350


Jennifer Goldstein, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
UPG - Hope Drive
Hershey, PA 17033


Douglas Heimburger, MD, MS, FACP

Associate Director for Education and Training
Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health
2525 West End Boulevard
Suite 750
Nashville, TN 37203


William D. Heizer, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine, UNC School of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Joint Professor Nutrition, UNC School of Public Health
University of North Carolina
CB# 7080, Bioinformatics Building
130 Mason Farm Road, 1st Floor
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7080


Ronald F. Kahn, MD

Director, Division of Preventive Medicine; Professor
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Department of Family and Preventive Mediciner
4301 West Markham
Little Rock, AR 72205


John Kerner, MD

Director of Nutrition
Director of Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship
Stanford University Medical Center
750 Welch Road Suite 116
Palo Alto, CA 94304


Nancy F. Krebs, MD, MS

Professor of Pediatrics
Head, Section of Nutrition
University of Colorado Denver
Research Complex 2, Room 5025
12700 East 19th Ave, Box C225
Aurora, CO 80045


Kathryn Kolasa, PhD, RD, LDN

Professor and Section Head
Nutrition Services and Patient Education
Departments of Family Medicine & Pediatrics
The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
UHS Nutrition Initiative Consultant
600 Moye Blvd, Suite 4N-70
Greenville, NC 27834


Suzen M. Moeller, PhD

Senior Scientist
Nutrition Policy and Health Promotion
American Medical Association
515 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60610


Douglas L. Seidner, MD, FACG

Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Hepatology and Nutrition Director, Vanderbilt Center for Human Nutrition
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1211 21st Avenue South, Ste 514 MAB
Nashville, TN 37232-2713


Roger Shewmake, PhD, LN

Professor and Director Section of Nutrition
Department of Family Medicine
University of South Dakota School of Medicine
Feinberg School of Medicine
1400 W. 22nd St. (HSC)
Sioux Falls, SD 57105-1505


Beth E. Susi, MD, FACP

Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program
Carolinas Medical Center
Department of Internal Medicine
1000 Blythe Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28203


Thomas R. Ziegler, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipids
Director, Emory Center for Clinical and Molecular Nutrition
Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute (ACTSI)
Director, Emory University Hospital Clinical Interactions Site, ACTSI
Clinical Interactions Network
Room GG-23, Clinical Research Center
1364 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322

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Medical School Curriculum Advisory Board Members

Connie Bales, Ph.D., R.D.

Associate Research Professor of Medicine
Duke University Medical Center
Associate Director, GRECC,
Durham VA Medical Center,Box 3003
Durham, NC 27710


Bruce R. Bistrian, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Chief, Division of Clinical Nutrition
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
1 Deaconess Road
Boston, MA 02215


Michael S. Bradley

Director of Nutrition Sciences Affairs
Perrigo Company of South Carolina
4615 Dairy Drive
Greenville, SC 29602


Henri Brunengraber, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor and Chairman
Department of Nutrition
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue
School of Medicine WG 48
Cleveland, OH 44106-4954


Ritva R. Butrum, Ph.D.

Vice President for Research
American Institute for Cancer Research
Administrative Office
1759 R Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20009


Benjamin Caballero, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of International Health
Director, Center for Human Nutrition
The Johns Hopkins University
School of Public Health and Hygiene
615 North Wolfe Street, Room 2041
Baltimore, MD 21205


Ronni Chernoff, Ph.D., R.D., FADA

Past President, American Dietetic Association
Associate Director GRECC
VA Medical Center
4300 West 7th Street
Little Rock, AR 72205


Paul M. Coates, Ph.D.

Director
Office of Dietary and Digestive Supplements
National Institute of Health
6100 Executive Boulevard, Suite 3B01
Bethesda, MD 20892-7517


Parvati Dev, Ph.D.

Director, SUMMIT
Stanford University School of Medicine
251 Campus Drive, Room 240
Stanford, CA 94305-5466


Marilyn Edwards, Ph.D., R.D.

Associate Professor of Nutrition and Preventive Medicine
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Department of Internal Medicine
6431 Fannin - MSB 4.234
Houston, TX 77030


Douglas Heimburger, M.D., M.S., FACP

Associate Director for Education and Training
Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health
2525 West End Boulevard
Suite 750
Nashville, TN 37203


William D. Heizer, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine, UNC School of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Joint Professor Nutrition, UNC School of Public Health
University of North Carolina
CB# 7080, Bioinformatics Building
130 Mason Farm Road, 1st Floor
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7080


Linda Hsieh, R.D.

Manager, Medical Education & Professional Relations
Nestlé USA-Nutrition Division
800 N. Brand Blvd
Glendale, CA 91203


Van S. Hubbard, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, NIH, Division of Nutrition
Research Coordination National Institutes of Health
Senior Advisor to the Secretary on Obesity,
Dept.Health & Human Services
Two Democracy Plaza, Room 631
6707 Democracy Blvd., MSC 5461
Bethesda, MD 20892-5461


Judith K. Jarvis, M.S., R.D., L.D.

Director, Nutrition and Health Promotion
National Dairy Council
O'Hare International Center
10255 West Higgins Road, Suite 900
Rosemont, IL 60018-5616


Gordon Jensen, M.D., Ph.D.

Department Head and Professor
Department of Nutritional Science
Penn State University
University Park,PA


John Kerner M.D.

Director of Nutrition
Director of Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship
Stanford University Medical Center
750 Welch Road Suite 116
Palo Alto, CA 94304


Kathryn Kolasa, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N.

Professor and Section Head
Nutrition Services and Patient Education
Departments of Family Medicine & Pediatrics
The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
UHS Nutrition Initative Consultant
Brody 4N-70
Greenville, NC 27834


Bernadette Marriott, Ph.D.

Principal Associate
Nutrition & Health Research Abt Associates, Inc.
4620 Creekstone Drive
Maplewood Building, Suite 190
Durham, NC 27703


Donald J. McNamara, Ph.D.

Egg Nutrition Center
1050 17th St. N.W., Suite 520
Washington, D.C. 20036


Barbara J. Moore, Ph.D.

President and CEO
Shape Up America!
506 Brackett Creek Rd
PO Box 149
Clyde Park, MT 59018


Gregory L. Paul, Ph.D.

Director, Health & Nutrition & Nutraceuticals
The Solae Company
1034 Danforth Drive
St. Louis, MO 63102


Mary Frances Picciano, Ph.D.

Senior Nutrition Research Scientist
Office of Dietary Supplements
National Institues of Health
6100 Executive Blvd. 3B01
Bethesda, MD 20892-7517


Irwin H. Rosenberg, M.D.

Professor of Medicine and Nutrition
Tufts University, Center on Aging
711 Washington Street, 9th Floor
Boston, MA 02111


Sachiko St. Jeor, Ph.D., R.D.

Professor and Chief, Division of Medical
Nutrition/ Department of Internal Medicine
University of Nevada School of Medicine
Redfield Bldg. 153
Reno, NV 89557-0046


Reginald C. Tsang, M.B.B.S.

CCHMC, MLC 12001
3333 Burnet Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039


Hugh N. Tucker, Ph.D.

Vice President, Global Regulatory and Scientific Affairs
Bristol-Myers Squibb, Mead Johnson & Company
2400 West Lloyd Expressway
Evansville, IN 47721-0001


Linda Van Horn, Ph.D., R.D.

Professor, Preventive Medicine
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Preventive Medicine
680 North Lake Shore Drive, #1102
Chicago, IL 60611


W. Allan Walker, M.D.

Conrad Taff Professor of Nutrition
Director, Division of Nutrition
Harvard Medical School
260 Longwood Ave., MEC-384
Boston, MA 02115


Steven H. Zeisel, M.D., Ph.D.

Kenan Distinguished University Professor of Nutrition
Associate Dean for Research,
School of Public Health
Director, Nutrition Research Institute
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2115A Michael Hooker Research Center CB#7461
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7461


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Sponsors of the Nutrition in Medicine Project

The NIM staff gratefully acknowledges the financial support of...

NIH, National Cancer Institute

NIH, Office of Dietary Supplements

Metagenics, Inc.

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine


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