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Students pursuing the Master of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition are considered to be students in the UAMS Graduate School who are taking courses offered by the faculty of the College of Health Professions.  Accordingly, the Graduate School Catalog is considered the primary catalog for all students in this program.  All provisions (including grievance procedures) in the Graduate School Catalog and the Graduate School Handbook are the authority applicable to students pursuing the Master of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition.

Recent News

Clinical Nutrition Graduate Receives Award at National Conference

Juanita Montelongo

Juanita Montelongo, MS, RDN, LD, a May 2018 M.S. in Clinical Nutrition graduate, was awarded Outstanding Abstract at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ annual Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo for her poster “Determining Effectiveness of a Diabetes Education Program for Management of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes in a Pediatric Population,” which she presented in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 28.

Juanita commented, “During the poster presentation, I was able to speak with several people that participate in diabetes education.  Being able to share my findings encouraged them to continue to promote diabetes education.  We discussed ways to improve class attendance and the importance of having data like this to empower families to attend classes like this.  The rest of the conference was packed with sessions from kidney stone prevention to how to diversify our practice and our plate. I was able to come back with many resources to improve my professional practice as well as resources for families.  Overall, my experiences at the conference were of learning, stepping out of my comfort zone by presenting the poster, and networking.”

Congratulations, Juanita!


In Other News…

Two recent graduates of the Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition (MSCN) program attended the 2019 American Society for Nutrition (ASN) annual conference in Baltimore, MD (June 8th-11th).  Jill Hinsley and Carmen Shaw had their research abstracts accepted for presentation and received Chancellor’s Travel Awards toward attending the national conference.

Jill Hinsley

Jill Hinsley, MS, RD, CSSD, LD (Best Practices in Sensory-Based Food Play Therapy: An Investigation to Establish a Standardized Intervention for Improving Food Acceptance Among Preschool-Aged Children):

“This was my first time going to the ASN conference. When I arrived, my first thoughts were ‘wow, this conference is huge’. Then, after attending some of the sessions, I realized that this conference wasn’t like any other conference I had been to before . . . the ASN conference attendees were researchers . . . and the speakers were all researchers . . . and these speakers/presenters are the top in their respective fields. One session I attended, I realized ‘hey, I have this guy’s research pinned to my computer desktop’ . . . in fact, 2 different papers that I refer to often.”


Carmen Shaw

Carmen Shaw, MS, RD, LD, CNSC (A Retrospective Look at TPN with Pancreatitis: Do Recommendations Match Guidelines?):

“My research was chosen for a poster presentation at the ASN Conference.  While there I enjoyed listening to many exciting speakers discussing the most up-to-date nutrition research which will benefit my practice as a nutrition support dietitian at UAMS. I was grateful to have received the Chancellor’s Travel Award for this opportunity.”