Partnerships and Collaborations
“CANCER PREVENTION AND CONTROL UTILIZING NUTRITION” SYMPOSIUM – April 19, 2013
The Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition (GSCN) is hosting a symposium, “Cancer Prevention and Control Utilizing Nutrition through Multiple Approaches,” on Friday April 19from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Thompson Center on the University of Nebraska Omaha campus.
With generous funding provided by GSCN Board Member Rick Bucholz, the Center was able to support five nutrition-based cancer prevention and control pilot studies within Nebraska and Oklahoma. These studies have a specific focus on Native American populations utilizing multiple approaches ranging from bench to bedside.
For details about the presenters, schedule for the day and registration details, click here.
COMMUNITY FOOD SYSTEM ASSESSMENT PARTNERSHIP
Together with the Department of health and Human Services, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension and the Douglas County Health Department, the Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition is hosting Food System Assessment Distance Learning Webinars from September through November 2012. Click here to see the full schedule of topics ranging from an “Introduction to the Food System” to “Food System Assessment Tools” and more.
HUNGER FREE HEARTLAND
The Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition is a partner in the Hunger Free Heartland (HFH) initiative. The Center serves as the research arm of HFH to identify and contribute to the development of a scientific evidence base to inform community activities aimed at improving food security for households in the Omaha metro region.
The mission of HFH is to ensure that sustainable solutions are available to provide access to the nutritious foods children and their families need to live active, healthful lives. This initiative is a grassroots effort including representation from more than 50 businesses, charitable and community organizations including education, health care and social service groups and government representatives uniting behind a common purpose of providing children and their families with nutritious food. The initiative was launched in response to the growing need to alleviate child food insecurity in the Omaha metro area.
COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA MEDICAL CENTER
Amy Yaroch, Ph.D., the Center’s executive director, has an appointment as Professor and Dr. Courtney Pinard as Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Promotion, Social and Behavioral Health in the College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
EPPLEY CANCER CENTER
Drs. Yaroch and Pinard both are Associate Members in the Cancer Prevention and Control Program.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT LINCOLN
Dr. Yaroch holds an appointment as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences.
PEGGY AND CHARLES STEPHENSON OKLAHOMA CANCER CENTER
Seed Grant Awards: Cancer Prevention and Control for American Indian Youth Utilizing Nutrition
The Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition and the Peggy and Charles Stephenson Oklahoma Cancer Center in Oklahoma City are soliciting applications for seed grant funding with the goal of gaining a better understanding of the role that nutrition plays in cancer prevention and control, with a focus on American Indian youth and their families. For complete information and a downloadable RFP, please click here.
Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters™ is a national program that is dedicated to helping teach parents, children, childcare providers and others how to plan, purchase and prepare healthy and affordable meals. The Center is currently aiding Cooking Matters on survey design and evaluation efforts.