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Nutrition and Cancer Prevention Research Practicum

March 17-21, 2014

The Nutritional Science Research Group in the Division of Cancer Prevention at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health and the Department of Nutrition at the Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health are offering a one week educational opportunity in "Nutrition and Cancer Prevention Research" for individuals with a sustained commitment to nutrition and health promotion. This one-week intense learning session provides specialized instruction in the role of diet and bioactive food components as modifiers of cancer incidence and tumor behavior. The practicum includes tours of the NIH Hatfield Clinical Research Center and the Metabolic Kitchen at USDA. Some of the cancer prevention topics/activities at the practicum will be:

  • Microbiome
  • Bioactive Food Components
  • Bioenergetics
  • Nutrigenomics
  • Cancer Survivorship
  • Ethics & Health-Related Messages
  • Pre-Clinical & Clinical Studies
  • Participation at NIH Clinical Center Department of Nutrition "Research Day"


This practicum is open, at no cost, to those who have a commitment to nutrition including graduate students, registered dietitians, nutritionists, and students enrolled in a CADE-accredited supervised practice program or combined with undergraduate or graduate studies. Academicians, physicians and other health care professionals in the early stage of their career also are eligible.

Room, board, and transportation expenses are the responsibility of the participant. Full week commitment is required.


The Nutrition and Cancer Prevention Research Practicum will be March 17 through March 21, 2014. The practicum will be held at the Shady Grove campus of the National Cancer Institute, 9609 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, Maryland.

Airports, Hotel, and Ground Transportation Information

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The application deadline for this practicum has passed.


Elaine Trujillo, MS, RD
Nutritional Science Research Group
Division of Cancer Prevention
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health
Phone (240) 276-7116

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