What a thrill to announce I’ve been invited to join the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as an Adjunct Instructor in Nutrition at the Gillings School of Global Public Health. Starting in January, I’ll be teaching a graduate course in Food Science. Being invited back to my alma mater means so much to me because of what the university gave to me. The academic scientific education and rigorous clinical training in nutrition and public health provided a robust and multi-faceted toolbox to use in treating my patients. To have so much to draw upon has imparted both confidence and competence in my practice at Triangle Nutritional Wellness.
Whether it’s been the effectiveness of my weight-loss program or complicated medical nutrition therapy for complex chronic ills, the combination of evidence-based information, the holistic approach I learned from Dr.Thomas Rau, and my extensive professional culinary knowledge have served me–and my clients–well. It’s no accident that UNC at Chapel Hill is ranked as highly as it is.
If I can inspire even a few students the way the amazing Amanda Holliday, Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of the Dietetics Programs, who was my advisor and teacher, inspired me, it will be an achievement. I look forward to pairing academia with my clinical nutrition practice.