The John Milner Nutrition and Cancer Prevention Research Practicum

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, and the US Department of Agriculture's Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center 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


This practicum is open, at no cost, to those who have a commitment to nutrition including graduate students, registered dietitian 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 John Milner Nutrition and Cancer Prevention Research Practicum will be March 02 through March 06, 2015. The primary location of the practicum will be at the Shady Grove campus of the National Cancer Institute, 9609 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, Maryland.


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Elaine Trujillo, MS, RD
Nutritional Science Research Group
Division of Cancer Prevention
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health
9609 Medical Center Drive, Rm 5E562
Rockville, MD 20892
Phone (240) 276-7116
Nutritional Science