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Nutrition Professors Share Their Expertise

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Lisa Laura, JD, RN, LDN, assistant professor of nutrition recently spoke at the Philadelphia Society for Parental Enteral Nutrition’s fall meeting. She led two roundtable discussions on running a private practice. Two nutrition students, Natalie Gibson and Jacqueline Cost, also attended the meeting.

Elizabeth Emery, MS, RD, CNSC, LDN, spoke to a group of second-year medical students at Cooper Medical School at Rowan University on maldigestion and malabsorption in gatrointestinal disease.

Susan Adams, MS, RD, LDN, assistant professor of nutrition presented at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference and Exposition on October 22, 1013 in Houston, Texas. She was an invited speaker and presented her research on “Millennials Dietitians and Students” Breaking Through Stereotypes.” She also served as a delegate for Pennsylvania at the meeting. She also served as a panelist on a discussion of the film, “A Place at the Table,” a documentary on food insecurity.


Baker Presents at American Public Health Association

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Jillian Lucas Baker, DrPH, assistant professor of public health, co-presented her research, “Development and Pilot Testing of a Barbershop-Based HIV Prevention Intervention for Young Adult African American men,” at the 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Public Health Association in Boston in November.

Baker also co-presented, “Parental Perspectives of Youth Bullying: Thoughts on Influences and Strategies for Response. Her poster, “HIV Testing as  Predictor of HIV Risk Perception Among Americans, 1993-2000,” was also presented.


Mary Wilby Successfully Defends Dissertation

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Mary Wilby, Ph.D., MSN, RN, successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, entitled, “Among the Missing: The Experiences of Vietnamese American Nursing Students.” Wilby is earning her Ph.D in Interdisciplinary Studies from Union Institute and University in Cincinnati.

The School of Nursing and Health Sciences Receives More Than $140,000 in Grants

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La Salle’s School of Nursing and Health Sciences recently received numerous grants, totally more than $140,000  They are:

  • The nursing programs received a $24,000 grant from the McLean Contributionship for the purchase of a medicine dispense system.
  • The undergraduate and graduate nursing programs received $18,568 and $82,577, respectively, for nursing student scholarships through the Independence Blue Cross Foundation’s Nurses for Tomorrow initiative.
  • The Neighborhood Nursing Center received a $15,000 grant from the Green Tree Community Health Foundation.