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Nutritional Sciences News & Highlights


Category for the blog for Nutritional Sciences in the School of Human Ecology.

Subcategories from this category:

NTR Research News, NTR News & Events
Online MSNS Director Announced

Online MSNS Director Announced

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Lauri Lashinger will be taking over from Dr. Sara Sweitzer as Director of the Online Master's in Nutritional Sciences Program. Dr. Lashinger is Associate Professor of Instruction and Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. She...
UT Nutrition Institute Director Named

UT Nutrition Institute Director Named

Dr. Robyn Metcalfe has been selected as the director of the University of Texas Nutrition Institute (UTNI). Dr. Metcalfe, a faculty member in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, founded and previously served as director for five years of Food + City, a nonprofit that explored food systems and their future.

Dr. Metcalfe is the author of several books, including The Humans in Our Food, Food Routes, and Meat, Commerce and the City, and she has produced documentary films about food and food systems. More recently, Dr. Metcalfe oversaw an extensive co-creation event with the department and its stakeholders to establish a new vision and strategic plan for UTNI.

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Drew Hays and Her Background in Culinary Arts + MSNS Highlights

OverviewProfessor Drew Hays received her bachelors in Nutritional Sciences from UT-Austin. She then completed her dietetic internship to become a Registered Dietitian (RD) at the University of Houston and came back to UT to obtain her master's degree in Nutritional Sciences. She also holds a degree in Culinary Arts and is a professiona...

Dr. Marissa Burgermaster and Her Work in Behavioral Nutrition

OverviewDr. Marissa Burgermaster is a Behavioral Nutrition Scientist. She completed her undergraduate as a music major and psychology major. She received a Master's in Education and became a teacher and administrator for an elementary and middle school, developing curricula and training teachers. During her time there, she noticed a li...

Dr. Christopher Jolly and His Research in Immunology + MSNS Highlights

OverviewDr. Christopher Jolly received his PhD in Nutrition from Texas A&M College Station, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology. He went on to complete a second postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in the Department of M...