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President, New York State Dietetic Association 2005-2008.
AFFILIATIONS: American Dietetic Association, member, 1990-present. Member of the following ADA Dietetic Practice Groups:
- Clinical Nutrition Management
- Dietitians in Nutrition Support
- Management in Food and Nutrition Systems
- Dietetic Educators of Practitioners
New York State Dietetic Association, member, 1990-present.
Southern Tier Dietetic Assocation, member, 1991-present.
American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, member, 1996-2002.
American Association of Diabetes Educators, member, 1995-2000.
As Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics, I assist students with the pursuit of a career in dietetics. The program prepares students for application to supervised practice programs, ultimately allowing the student to obtain the credential of Registered Dietitian (RD). Areas of expertise include clinical nutrition and management as it applies to the field of dietetics and health care settings. Areas of interest include the nutrition care process, nutrition support, medical nutrition therapy and process improvement. I am also interested in health care management of resources (staff, insurance issues, regulation), particularly in the acute care setting.
Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Health Care Management from Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY, August 2001.
Dietetic Internship at United Health Services Hospitals, Johnson City, NY, June 1992.
Registered Dietitian, October 1992.
Bachelor of Science, Nutritional Sciences, May 1991, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Completed Didactic Program in Dietetics requirements.
ServSafe Instructor, National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, January 2005.
As Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD), I oversee the undergraduate program in Dietetics, ensuring that the program complies with the Commission on the Accreditation of Dietetics Education (CADE) requirements. I am pleased to meet with students who may be interested in pursuing a career as a Registered Dietitian and can advise students on how to fulfill dietetics requirements at Cornell. The Dietetics Program at Cornell also provides guidance to students who choose to apply to supervised practice programs (Dietetic Internships).
Courses, Websites, Pubs
NS 2470 - Food for Contemporary Living
NS 4420 - Implementation of Nutrition Care
NS 4880 - Applied Dietetics in Food Service Systems
Blake, C. & Gier, E.W. (2003). Swallowing disorders and nutritional status: The registered dietitians’ perspective. Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia) 12(2), 22-27.