AND 2020

Graduation Announcement

Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

About our program

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. They are efficient and effective communicators who use far-reaching, social networking mediums, and individual and group counseling to disseminate information about nutrition to clients, colleagues, and the global community. These future leaders build a foundation to provide innovative, evidence-based, nutrition care and dietetics services that promote and enhance health and wellness for all people.

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


Elaine Sim
Elaine is in our combined MS in Human Nutrition and Dietetic Internship program.

We are excited to announce that two of our graduate students, Elaine Sim and Morgan Kuiper, have been honored with an award from the Oregon Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Elaine was selected for the 2020 Outstanding Dietetics Student in a Coordinated Program in Dietetics award. Morgan was selected for the 2020 Outstanding Dietetics Student in a Dietetic Internship award. Congratulations to you both! 

Morgan Kuper
Morgan is in our Dietetic Internship program and will be entering our MS in Human Nutrition program this summer.
Whitney Shervey smiling
Whitney Shervey, Class of 2019

Congratulations to Whitney Shervey! Whitney was selected to receive the outstanding MS thesis of 2020 Award for her thesis titled ‘The Role Labor Unions and Worker Centers Play in Restaurant Industry Equality.' Whitney is a graduate of the MS in Food Systems and Society program at OHSU.

Melanie Gillingham - Master's Program Director

Congratulations to Dr. Melanie Gillingham who was selected to receive a 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award! Nominations for these awards come from our students and she received multiple nominations, with each student attesting to her depth of knowledge, ability to communicate it, and outstanding ability to make students feel valued. Dr. Gillingham is the Master's Program Director and a faculty member for the GPHN.