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 U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) 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, and engages participants through didactic and interactive experiences. This practicum is best suited for those interested in applying research to their practice and those interested in expanding their research applications. Some of the cancer prevention topics and activities at the practicum will be:

  • Microbiome
  • Bioactive Food Components
  • Bioenergetics
  • Nutrigenomics
  • Cancer Survivorship
  • Pre-Clinical & Clinical Studies
  • Tour of the Metabolic Unit at the U.S.D.A.
  • Tour of the National Library of Medicine


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 an ACEND-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. International applicants are welcome. 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 12 through March 16, 2018. The primary location of the practicum will be at the Shady Grove campus of the National Cancer Institute, 9609 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, Maryland. Transportation will be provided to the additional locations, including the NIH Main Campus, Bethesda, MD and the U.S.D.A. in Beltsville, MD.


The application period for this event has passed.