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

  • Kudos to  Suzanne Paul for recently being recognized in the category of Teamwork in Children's Hospital Colorado's SEED Peer to Peer Promotion "Suzanne, A huge thank you for your help troubleshooting some of our bariatric surgery referrals of late. Truly value your work ethic, clear communication style and responsiveness. Thank you!"

  • 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 at links listed to CU Anschutz employees 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
12-1:00 PM Zoom
Thursday, November 12 Metabolomics Core Lab 12-1:00 PM Zoom
Thursday, December 10 Meghan Ruebel, PhD
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


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...