Penn Nursing’s innovative nutrition science program is elevating nutrition’s profile as a leading health science.
Working with colleagues throughout the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Nursing faculty and students are pioneering in research that ranges from community health and food availability to studies of gut flora to neuroscience that allows chemotherapy patients to maintain their appetites.
There are multiple options at the undergraduate and graduate levels for students interested in nutrition science. Our undergraduate degree programs are offered in partnership with Penn Arts and Sciences.
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A new study finds that higher protein didn’t help this ICU patient population, and for those with acute kidney failure it actually caused harm.
Charlene W. Compher, PhD, RD, LDN, FASPEN, Professor of Nutrition Science in Penn Nursing’s Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences and Director of Graduate Nutrition Programs, has been appointed to Pennsylvania’s State Board of Nursing. She will be the only dietitian/nutritionist representative on the board. Her six-year term began on October 26, 2022.