College of Allied Health Professions

American Lung Association funds grant to study nutrition and asthma in pregnant women

Jana Ponce, PhD, and Corri Hanson, PhD, are co-investigators on the recently funded grant, “Influence of Omega-3 Status on Asthma Health During Pregnancy,” from the American Lung Association. This 2-year, $95,000 grant is a collaboration with Mount Sinai and Duke University. Dr. Hanson explains the study in layman’s terms: Pregnant women with asthma are at higher risk for poor asthma control. This can have have… Continue Reading

May is Celiac Awareness Month

Celiac disease (CD) is a genetic autoimmune condition disease that mainly affects the gastrointestinal tract when gluten is ingested. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. When someone with CD eats gluten, the lining of the small intestine becomes damaged and is unable to absorb nutrients properly. In honor of Celiac Awareness Month, Medical Nutrition instructor Mariah Jackson, MMN, RDN, LMNT, shared… Continue Reading

Outstanding Dietetic Student Award: Sarah Duvall

Medical nutrition student Sarah Duvall has won the 2022 Outstanding Dietetics Student Award from the Nebraska Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (NAND). Sarah received the award at the annual meeting. “This is a huge honor, and we are so proud of her,” said program director Corrine Hanson, PhD. The Outstanding Dietetics Student Award recognizes the emerging leadership and achievement of students in ACEND-accredited and approved… Continue Reading