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Nutrition and Cancer Prevention Research Practicum

Meeting Dates

March 15-19, 2010
8:00am- 5:00pm

Meeting Location

*National Cancer Institute
6130 Executive Blvd.
Conference Rooms C-F
Rockville, MD

NIH Main Campus
Building 10, Clinical Center
Bethesda, MD

Diet and Human Performance Laboratory
Agricultural Research Service
307/B Center Road
Beltsville, MD

*Primary meeting location


Since 2004, the NCI and the NIH Department of Nutrition at the Clinical Center have sponsored the Nutrition and Cancer Prevention Research Practicum . This one-week educational opportunity provides specialized instruction in the role of diet and bioactive food components as modifiers of cancer incidence and tumor behavior. Topics include pre-clinical and clinical findings related to the following:

  • Cancer trends;
  • Ethics and health-related messages;
  • Nutrigenomics;
  • Molecular targets and biomarkers;
  • Bioenergetics;
  • Nutrition-related databases; and
  • Bioactive food components.

The program is geared to those interested in pursuing a career in nutrition and cancer research; or to those who may incorporate research into their current practice -- dietetic interns, graduate students, dietitians who have an interest in research, academicians, physicians, and other healthcare professionals in the early stage of their career. Introducing current opportunities available in the field, the practicum establishes a foundation for future researchers.


Prior application is required and space is limited. To apply, email or mail the following information postmarked by December 31, 2009. For complete information visit the Application page.

Contact Information

Elaine Trujillo, MS, RD
Nutritional Science Research Group
Division of Cancer Prevention
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health
6130 Executive Boulevard, Suite 3155
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: (301) 594-0903

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