Dr. Braunstein has been selected by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for the prestigious RWJF Health Policy Fellows Program. As one of six chosen in the United States, Dr. Braunstein will spend one year as part of the program applying her expertise in nutrition and health on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
On October 26th,2012, Dr. Nadine Braunstein was awarded the Civic Engagement Award from the Maryland-DC Campus Compact for her innovative Contributions to development of Civic Learning and Engagement.
In August 2012, Dr. Linda Caplis received her second Quality Matters online course certification for AHLT311: Human Resource Management for Allied Health Professionals. Quality Matters certification denotes a high level of quality for online and hybrid courses and includes a rigorous peer review process.
Dr. Nadine Braunstein had an article published in the August 2012 edition of the Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics. The article, titled Ethical Issues for Students details four different ethical situations that Nutrition or Dietetic students may face and explains how they may be evaluated using the Code of Ethics for the Profession of Dietetics.
In September 2011, Dr. Nadine Braunstein was awarded a grant from the USDA to establish school and community gardens in the Cherry Hill neighborhood of Baltimore City.
On October 3, 2009 Allied Health faculty members Tammy Burton and Linda Caplis jointly presented at the Maryland Consortium for Adjunct Faculty Professional Development’s Conference: The Adjunct Advantage: Teaching Realities in the 21st Century
Dr. Braunstein attended The American Dietetic Association Food and Nutrition Conference and Exhibition where she was trained to be a site visitor for the Commission on Accreditation of Dietetic Education.
In October Dr. Weinstein was a presenter at the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions conference in San Antonio titled: “Multi-Agency Interdisciplinary Mass Casualty Simulation Education for Health Professions Students.”
Dr. Weinstein, along with Dr. Beth Merryman (Occupational Therapy) and Dr. Jill Bush (Kinesiology) were recently awarded a $900,000 grant from The Department of Health and Human Services titled: Partners in Academic and Life Success (PALS). This is a 3-year initiative designed to build healthy protective behaviors in pre-adolescent students in the Cherry Hill community by providing life-skills and educational programs. For more information: http://grad.towson.edu/ours/latestnews/200910.asp
Dr. Braunstein submitted a grant to NIH as a co-principal investigator titled: “Dietary patterns associated with childhood obesity and early childhood caries.”
Professor Caplis and Dr. Braunstein submitted a Faculty Development and Research Committee Teaching Innovation Grant Proposal titled: “Use of tablet technology in an online advanced writing course for Allied Health students.”
Dr. Braunstein presented a poster at The American Public Health Association meeting in Philadelphia on November 10 titled Diet quality indicators associated with early childhood caries prevalence in children ages 2–5 in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)