Welcome to The Section of Nutrition

The mission of the Section of Pediatric Nutrition is to enhance the health of all infants and children through research and the promotion of best practices for nutrition and physical activity in health and disease.

Our academic mission includes research, clinical care, education and training, and community outreach.

Please explore our Web site for more information.

-- Nancy F. Krebs, MD, MS, Head, Section of Nutrition


Highlights & News

  • Silvania da Silva Teixeira PhD, (Postdoctoral Fellow, Section of Nutrition) has been named a 2020 L'Oreal Women in Science Fellow.  https://www.loreal.com/en/usa/news/commitments/2020-for-women-in-science-fellows/
    "Silvania da Silva Teixeira is a postdoctoral researcher studying metabolic diseases at the University of Colorado. Her research focuses on the treatment of late-stage Type 2 Diabetes (T2D). Given there are about 30 million people in the U.S. with Type 2 Diabetes (T2D), characterized by insulin resistance, hyperglycemia, and gradual deterioration of ß-cell function, Silvania incorporates endogenous hormones into the study of diabetes to identify a better treatment for T2D. The goal of her research is to stimulate insulin secretion with a daily pill instead of managing insulin levels with daily injections. The proposed research can positively affect the quality of life of millions of Americans."  See short video on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/lorealusa/status/1329165644026273804?s=21
  • Rochelle Cason-Wilkerson, MD, MPH (Assistant Professor, Section of Nutrition) has been selected by the Academic Pediatric Association as a Research in Academic Pediatrics Initiative on Diversity (RAPID) Scholar. As a RAPID Scholar, Dr. Cason-Wilkerson will receive a one-year, $15,000 grant to advance her research project titled, “Adverse Childhood and Family Events in Preschoolers: Is There an Association with Obesity?” Congratulations, Dr. Cason-Wilkerson!

  • The Nutrition Seminar Series is gaining popularity across the United States with 50-120 attendees often present! The seminars are now available via Zoom and recordings of some of the seminars will be made available to CU Anschutz employees for 90 days after each seminar.  For the seminar schedule, see below.



Nutrition Seminar Series
Autumn 2020 

Zoom codes available upon request, see below

*Recordings are available to CU Anschutz employees at links listed for 90 days from seminar date.

Date Speaker Time Location
Thursday, September 3

Darcy Thompson, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics: Nutrition
"Screen Use in Toddlers"

12-1:00 PM Zoom
Thursday, September 17

Marisol Castillo-Castrejon, PhD
Assistant Professor of Research
University of Oklahoma Health Science Ctr
Department of Pathology
Stephenson Cancer Center
Harold Hamm Diabetes Center
"Impact of preconception nutrient supplementation on placental function: Women First Trial"
*View recording at this link: Nutrition Seminar 9.17.20

12-1:00 PM Zoom
Thursday, October 1

Joanne Slavin, PhD, RDN
Professor, Dept of Food Science & Nutrition
University of Minnesota
"Developing dietary guidance: The journey from research to recommendations"
*View recording at this link:  Nutrition Seminar_OCT_1_2020

12-1:00 PM Zoom
Thursday, October 15

Stephanie Gilley, MD PhD
Nutrition T32 Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Pediatrics: Nutrition
"If a Micronutrient Knocks, Invitamin!"
*View recording at this link: Nutrition Seminar_OCT_15_2020

12-1:00 PM Zoom
Thursday, October 29

Teri Hernandez, PhD RN
Associate Dean of Research & Scholarship
College of Nursing
Associate Professor of Medicine and Nursing
“Expanding Nutrition Options in Gestational Diabetes
Choosing Healthy Options in Carbohydrate Energy:
The CHOICE Diet Story”
*View recording at this link: Nutrition Seminar_OCT_29_2020

12-1:00 PM Zoom
Thursday, November 12

Nichole Reisdorph, PhD, MS
Associate Professor
School of Pharmacy
Metabolomics Core Lab
"Using Metabolomics to Compare Apples to Oranges in Dietary Intake Studies"

12-1:00 PM Zoom
Thursday, December 10 Meghan Ruebel, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Department of Pediatrics: Nutrition
"Impact of Maternal Obesity and Diet on the Gut Microbiome"
*View recording at this link: Nutrition Seminar_DEC_10_2020
12-1:00 PM Zoom

Nutrition Seminar Series
Spring 2021

Date Speaker Time Location
Thursday, February 4 Corrie Whisner, PhD
Associate Professor
College of Health Solutions
Arizona State University
12-1:00 PM Zoom
Thursday, February 18 Darleen Sandoval, PhD
Visiting Professor, Dept of Pediatrics, Section of Nutrition and Dept of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism,
and Diabetes
12-1:00 PM Zoom
Thursday, March 4 Lisa Bero, PhD
Professor, School of Public Health
and School of Medicine
Chief Scientist, Center for Bioethics and Humanities
12-1:00 PM Zoom
Thursday, March 18 Catherine Cioffi Cohen, PhD, RD
Nutrition T32 Post-Doctoral Fellow
Department of Pediatrics: Nutrition
12-1:00 PM Zoom
Thursday, April 1 Daniel Lin, PhD
Associate Professor
College of Education and Human Sciences
Oklahoma State University
12-1:00 PM Zoom
Thursday, April 15 No Seminar (NORC retreat)   
Thursday, April 29 Kartik Shankar, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics
Section of Nutrition
12-1:00 PM Zoom
Thursday, May 13 Children’s Hospital Colorado Dietetic Interns 12-1:00 PM Zoom
Thursday, May 27 Martine Saint-Cyr, MD
Nutrition T32 Post-Doctoral Fellow
Department of Pediatrics: Nutrition
12-1:00 PM Zoom

 

The Nutrition Seminar Series is sponsored by

the Section of Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics

and the Colorado NORC (Nutrition & Obesity Research Center)

 

If you would like to receive emails about the Nutrition Seminar Series including the topics and Zoom codes,

please contact carolyn.doyle@cuanschutz.edu 


Diversity / Equity / Inclusion

Diversity

The Department of Pediatrics believes that an environment of inclusiveness and respect promotes excellence, and that a setting where diversity is valued leads to the training of physicians who are prepared to practice culturally effective medicine and meet the needs of the various populations we serve.

Visit our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion page to learn more...