Nutrition and cancer education: Ten years of progress

Academic Article


  • The Nutrition Education and Research Progtam at the University of Nevada School of Medicine was awarded two separate NIH/NCI R25 cancer education grants over a ten-year period. With this support, a four-year longitudinal nutrition curriculum was implemented, including the required 20-hour freshman Medical Nutrition Course, junior and senior nutrition electives, and a senior assignment in nutrition and cancer during the rural rotation with faculty preceptors. Funding has also supported nutrition integration into the basic science courses, patient care courses, and specialty clerkships. A unique nutrition fellowship for medical students who specialize in nutrition during their four years of training and graduate with special Qualifications in Nutrition (SQIN) has also been instituted. The curriculum reflects a longitudinal, interdisciplinary, but flexible, integration of nutrition into an already crowded medical school education.
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  • Ashley JM; St. Jeor ST; Veach TL; MacKintosh FR; Anderson JL; Perumean-Chaney SE; Krenkel JA; Scott BJ
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  • 123
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  • 126
  • Volume

  • 15
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  • 3