Leadership Education Excellence in Pediatric Nutrition Fellowship Program
Each year, the Nutrition & Dietetics Department offers four clinical fellowships in Leadership Education Excellence in Pediatric Nutrition as part of an Education Excellence in Pediatric Nutrition Training Program.
The fellowships are in coordination with the Department of Pediatrics (Section of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine) at the Indiana University School of Medicine. The training will occur in the Indiana University Hospitals, including the James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children and University Hospital.
The objective of the fellowship program is to prepare dietitians/nutritionists to function as specialists in the care of high-risk infants, children and adolescents throughout the continuum from acute hospital care to ambulatory community care.
The fellow must be a registered dietitian and have a minimum of 12 months of clinical experience. A master's degree in nutrition or enrollment in a master's degree program in nutrition is highly desirable.
The program content will be individualized to meet the interests, needs and abilities of the leadership education excellence in pediatric nutrition fellow. The fellowship program consists of core content that includes lectures that discuss medical and nutritional principles of the management of normal infants and high-risk infants and children with specific diseases or conditions such as prematurity, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, cyanotic heart disease, myelomeningocele, cystic fibrosis and failure to thrive.
The core content also includes guided clinical experiences in managing the nutritional care of high-risk infants with these conditions and others. The core training will occur in the high-risk infant and toddler units and newborn intensive care units at James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children and University Hospital, community public health clinics and the Indiana State Board of Health in Indianapolis. An outline of the program follows.
The fellowship expenses include travel, room and meals. Information regarding housing will be provided upon selection for the fellowship. No registration fee is charged for the program due to the training grant support from the Bureau of Maternal and Child Health and Resources Development. A monthly stipend is provided for each participant.
If you are interested in participating in the Four- or Six-Month Clinical Leadership Education Excellence in Pediatric Nutrition Fellowship Program, please complete and submit the following:
- *IUPUI Online Graduate Application form and non-refundable $60 application fee
- Departmental Application Form
- Three (3) references - form provided on departmental application
- Physical report and immunization record - forms provided on departmental application
- Official transcripts from each institution attended
- Resume or CV
Online application instructions:
a. follow steps to apply as a ‘certificate student’
b. under ‘Educational Objectives’ please use the following:
Program: Health and Rehabilitation Graduate
Major: Clinical Pediatric Nut Grad Cert
Academic Interest: Nutrition
Semester: August – Fall of the year you plan to attend
All admission materials submitted to:
Joshua Morrison, Director of Student Enrollment Services
IU School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Coleman Hall 120
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5119
Joshua Morrison, 317-274-7238 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Course faculty includes Karyl Rickard, RD, PhD, Professor of Nutrition & Dietetics; James Lemons, MD, Director of Neonatal-Perinatal Section of Pediatrics; and Debbie Abel, MS, RD, Administrative Specialist/Coordinator of the Maternal Child Health Nutrition Program.
Additional neonatal-pediatric dietitians, neonatologists/pediatricians and other health care providers from James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University Medical Center, and Public Health Nutritionists from the Indiana State Board of Health will provide guided learning experiences related to the nutritional management of the high-risk infant, children and adolescents.
For More Information
|Dr. Karyl Rickard - PhD, RDDirector of Leadership Excellence in Pediatric Nutrition Training Programkrickard@iupui.edu317-274-9910|