Capstone Projects & Publications

Students completing the new non-thesis Master of Science in Human Nutrition will engage in a variety of capstone projects in conjunction with OHSU staff and faculty and members of the community. Please note that capstone projects completed prior to 2018 were completed as part of the Master of Clinical Dietetics, the former non-thesis degree program.
Capstone Projects

Class of 2017

Danica Hardwick

Acceptability of a volume based delivery system for enteral nutrition

Mentor, Jessie Pavlinac, MS, RD, CSR, LD

 

Class of 2016

Caitlyn Dempsey

The FOoD (Fatty acid Oxidation O Disorder) Kitchen: a cookbook

Mentor, Melanie Gillingham, PhD, RD, LD

 

Class of 2015

Ashley Hilbert

Impact of Weight Loss on Grip Strength in Head and Neck Cancer Patients Receiving Radiation Therapy

Mentor, Julie McGuire, MS, RD

 

Class of 2014

Kelly Falter

Assessment of Nutrition Education Handouts for Post-Renal Transplant Patients

Mentor, Maureen McCarthy, MPH, RD

 

Class of 2011

Kelly Martin

Overcoming Feeding Problems in Children with Cerebral Palsy: Experiences and Perceptions from Parents

Mentor, Elizabeth Adams, PhD, RD

 

Class of 2008

Eugenia Bezzerides

A Literature Review to Examine Potential Health Hazards of Soy Consumption

Mentor, Sonja Connor, MS, RD

Publications

Assessment of Nutrition Education Handouts for Post-Renal Transplant Patients

Kelly Falter, Maureen McCarthy, Julie McGuire
Renal Nutrition Forum. 2015; 34(1): 1-6

 

Posters

Impact of Weight Loss on Handgrip Strength in Head and Neck Cancer Patients Receiving Radiation Therapy

Ashley Hilbert
Poster presented at the 3rd Biennial Oncology Nutrition DPG Symposium in 2016, Poster Award of Excellence for Research (winner)