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The mission of the Section of Pediatric Nutrition is to enhance the health of all infants and children through research and the promotion of best practices for nutrition and physical activity in health and disease.

Our academic mission includes research, clinical care, education and training, and community outreach.

Please explore our Web site for more information, and contact us if you have any questions.

                -  Nancy F. Krebs, MD, MS,  Head, Section of Nutrition

The University of Colorado NIH T32 Nutrition Training Program has positions available beginning in July 2020.

This post-doctoral fellowship, funded by NIH T32DK007658, is based in a large academic medical center and seeks trainees with MD or PhD seeking an academic career in Nutrition-related research.  Individuals who have completed residency training, PhD or other terminal degree may apply for this research fellowship Trainees develop skills to become independent investigators in a multi-disciplinary environment that includes mentors in basic and human lab-based research, behavioral sciences, epidemiology, and implementation sciences.  Salary is commensurate with NIH fellowship stipend levels.
Trainee Citizenship
·       Only U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, and permanent U.S. residents may be appointed to a T32.
·       Trainees who do not have this status must have a valid Alien Registration Receipt Card (I-551) "Green Card"
·       Anyone on a temporary or student visa is not eligible
CU Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff.  The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding.
For more information: 

Postdoctoral Fellow Opportunity:

Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute, in collaboration with the International Zinc Nutrition Consultative Group (IZiNCG) Secretariat

is seeking a Postoctoral Fellow to help oversee the implementation of a large, community-based study to examine the nutritional impact of multiply-fortified salt among women of reproductive age in Haryana, India. For more information, please contact:

Christine McDonald, ScD
Assistant Scientist & Director of IZiNCG
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland
Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute
5700 Martin Luther King Jr Way | Oakland, CA 94609
tel: 510-450-7938

Postdoctoral Fellow Highlight:

Aimee Sutliff is a Postdoctoral Fellow for the Department of Pediatric Nutrition. Aimee attended Washington State University, receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition in 2010 and her PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2019.
Her graduate research was focused on post-transcriptional regulation of UDP-glucuronosyltransferase (UGT) enzymes by microRNA. The UGTs are a family of Phase II metabolizing enzymes responsible for the detoxification of endogenous compounds, such as hormones and bile, as well as exogenous compounds, such as food components, drugs and environmental carcinogens. The goal was to identify potential biomarkers that may be useful in assessing cancer risk or liver toxicity risk due to interindividual variability in the expression of enzymes important in the detoxification of carcinogens or medication, respectively.
Her current project is focused on untargeted metabolomics as a means to identify food-specific molecular signatures of common Mediterranean diet foods in order to identify potential biomarkers that may then be correlated with improved health indicators. Her professional interests are focused on personalized patient care and the philosophy of "food as medicine."


A comprehensive range of clinical nutrition support, with expertise available from physicians board certified in clinical nutrition.  MORE »


Education at all levels of training for health care providers, including Clinical and Post-Doc Fellowships  in Pediatric Nutrition.  MORE »


Areas of research focus include energy balance & metabolism, micronutrients, obesity, prevention programs... MORE »



  • Susan Johnson, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics, is featured in the article “Can Babies Learn to Love Vegetables?” in the November 25 issue of The New Yorker


  • Kudos to Stephanie Gilley, Martine Saint-Cyr, Richard Boles, Matt Haemer, and Suzanne Paul for being recognized in the categories of  Professionalism and  Teamwork in Children's Hospital Colorado's SEED Peer to Peer Promotion


Nutrition Seminar Schedule Spring 2020.pdf