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Graduates of the Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition (GPHN) enter the field of dietetics and nutrition from a variety of backgrounds, with diverse interests, and with a passion to serve. These future leaders build on foundations established and refined by others and use innovative, evidenced-based, nutrition care and dietetics services to promote and enhance health and wellness for all people. They are efficient and effective communicators who use far-reaching, social networking mediums to disseminate information about nutrition to clients, colleagues, and the global community.

There are four options for graduate study in nutrition and dietetics at OHSU:

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Gainful Employment Regulation

Federal regulations require disclosure of certain information for graduate certificate programs that the U.S. Department of Education defines as "Gainful Employment " programs. Click on this link for information on the U.S. Department of Labor's Standard Occupational Classification, program length, estimated tuition and fees as well as other information for the Dietetic Internship Certificate Program.

Upcoming Events

Pesticides and Environmental Justice: Impacts on Community Health

When: Monday, May 2, 2016
Time: 11:30am-12:50pm
Where: OHSU Hospital, 8th Floor Auditorium
Details:  The OHSU Green Team and Center for Diversity and Inclusion are hosting a lecture featuring Lisa Arkin, Executive Director of Beyond Toxics, and Deke Gunderson, Professor at Pacific University. This is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be given at 11:30am with the lecture starting at noon, followed by a Q&A session. Please RSVP the Green Team at if you are interested in attending.

OHSU Research Week

When: Monday, May 2 - Friday, May 6, 2016
Details: Deadline to submit abstracts for this year's Research week is March 8. To learn more about research week, please visit their website or you can email them at .

creativeIDEAS Input Session #2 - Designing the Framework

When: Monday, May 2, 2016
Time: 5:30 - 7:30pm
Where: BICC 429
Details:  The creativeIDEAS committee is engaging the OHSU community to evaluate the current state and envision the future of doctoral education in the School of Medicine. March's session discussed the importance of change and skills & competencies needed for the next generation of graduate professionals. This sessions will revolve around the foundation of education experience, themes around specialized knowledge, and the flowing of earning a graduate degree. This will be a hands-on interactive session. Please contact Jessica Walter at for more information.

Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine Portland Chapter Meeting & Journal Club

When: Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Time: 6:30-8pm
Where: Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital, Wistar-Morris Room (1st floor), 1015 NW 22nd Ave., Portland OR 97210
Details: Reza Antoszewska, NP-C, MS will present "Mind Body Medicine: What is it and why should we care?" at this month's AIHM Chapter Meeting. The presentation will discuss findings in anatomical, biochemical, and behavioral changes that occur with mind/body practices. All healthcare providers, researchers, and students interested in integrative health and medicine are invited. For questions, contact Melissa Barber at .


Three Minute Thesis Competition

When: Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Time: 3:30pm
Where: OHSU Auditorium
Details: The Three Minute Thesis Competition is founded by the University of Queensland. This is OHSU's fourth year participating and we encourage any student enrolled in an OHSU graduate program to participate. This is a great way to develop "academic, presentation, and research communication skills." For more information on the 3 Minute Thesis Competition at OHSU, please visit their website. To register for the 3 Minute Thesis, please use this link.

Conversations in Global Health

When: Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Time: 5:15-6:15pm
Where: OHSU University Hospital, Room UH 8B60
Details: Conversations in Global Health is a Uni-Professional Elective for all OHSU students, but is also open to the public. They meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month through May 2016. Topic: Green Empowerment - presentation pending.


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