Special Supplement - February 6, 2018

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February 6, 2018

NIH ODS Dietary Supplement Research Practicum
Apply now to attend!

The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is accepting applications for the Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum taking place May 30–June 1, 2018, at the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland.


Approximately 80 individuals will be selected to participate. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 12, 2018.

This 2.5-day practicum will provide a thorough overview and grounding on the issues, concepts, unknowns, and controversies about dietary supplements and supplement ingredients. It will also emphasize the importance of scientific investigation to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and value of these products for health promotion and disease prevention as well as how to carry out this type of research. It is an educational opportunity open to faculty, students, and practitioners with a serious interest in the subject.

The practicum is open to:

  • Full-time academic faculty and doctoral-level students in health-related disciplines such as nutrition, food science, pharmacology and pharmacognosy, exercise science and kinesiology, medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, and complementary and integrative health
  • Health care providers and scientists with a master's degree or higher whose work involves dietary supplements
  • Master's-level students in health-related programs
  • Students in professional schools such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and nursing.

There is no cost to attend the practicum; however, room, board, and transportation expenses are the responsibility of each participant.

For more information about the practicum and how to apply, please visit the practicum website: https://odspracticum.od.nih.gov.

NOTE: The 2017 practicum presentation videos are available to view online.


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