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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 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:

  • Cancer Trends
  • Bioactive Food Components
  • Bioenergetics
  • Nutrigenomics
  • Research Databases
  • Ethics & Health-Related Messages
  • Pre-Clinical & Clinical Studies
  • Hands-On Workshops at NIH Clinical Center Department of Nutrition "Research Day."


This practicum is open, at no cost, to those who have a commitment to nutrition including graduate students, registered dietitians, 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.


The Nutrition and Cancer Prevention Research Practicum will be March 12 through March 16, 2012. The practicum will be held at the National Cancer Institute, 6130 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, Maryland; the NIH Main Campus, Building 10, Clinical Center, Bethesda, Maryland; and the USDA Human Nutrition Center, Beltsville, Maryland.

Sessions are held from 8:00 am through 5:00 pm.


The application deadline for this practicum has passed.


Elaine Trujillo, MS, RD
Nutritional Science Research Group
Division of Cancer Prevention
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health
6130 Executive Boulevard, Suite 3155
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: (301) 594-0903

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