Post-Grant Reports


Dietetics Credential and Exam and Metabolic Syndrome Manuscript Preparation

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Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition | Exercise Science | Sports Sciences


During my sabbatical, I completed the 1200-hour individualized supervised practice pathway (ISPP) internship program through Iowa State University. This program takes into consideration the practice and expertise of the individual with an advanced degree. My internship included the following focus areas: community nutrition, leadership and research, medical nutrition therapy including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, gerontology, pediatrics, obesity, acute care, eating disorders, and chronic kidney disease, including end-stage renal disease. Completing the internship allowed me to sit for the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Certification Exam and apply for licensure to practice in Oregon.

The second focus of my sabbatical was to continue the collaborative research investigating Metabolic Syndrome in football players. During the summer and fall of 2018, I worked with Linfield College students supported by a student-faculty collaborative research grant to collect year three data of the longitudinal study. The students and I presented the three-year findings at the Northwest chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) meeting in Bend, Oregon in March 2019 and at the national ACSM meeting in Orlando, Florida in June 2019.


This research was conducted both as part of a sabbatical leave and as part of a Linfield College Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Grant in 2018, funded by the Office of Academic Affairs.

The student collaborator was Elizabeth DeFrang.

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