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Pediatric Nutrition Fellowship; Nutrition Fellowship

Department of Pediatrics, UCSOM

Nutrition - Fellowships and Post-docs

Pediatric Nutrition – Clinical Fellowship 

Individuals who have completed residency training may apply for a clinical fellowship in nutrition. Clinical training consists of 6 to 12 months of clinical service in pediatric nutrition and in related areas in adult medicine as appropriate to the trainee's interests. Content areas include inpatient nutrition support; outpatient assessment and treatment of growth and nutrition problems; breastfeeding assessment and management; and obesity assessment and treatment. Trainees also have rotations with subspecialty clinics for conditions with nutrition-related problems, including cystic fibrosis, short gut syndrome and feeding intolerance, liver disease, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, and others. Individuals who complete the clinical fellowship are eligible to apply for the NIH T32 Research Fellowship.

For information about the Pediatric Clinical Nutrition Fellowship please contact:

Darcy Thompson, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Section of Nutrition
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Mail Stop F561
12631 East 17th Avenue, Room 2605
Aurora, CO 80045
Tel: 303-724-7471
Fax: 303-724-8425

Pediatric Clinical Nutrition Fellowship Brochure (PDF)


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Nutrition – NIH T32 Research Fellowship

Individuals who have completed residency training, PhD or other terminal degree may apply for a research fellowship in nutrition. The objective of this program is to provide research training in the nutritional sciences to physician scientists, basic researchers, and behavioral scientists who are committed to prevention of disease and health promotion through careers in human nutrition.

Program faculty in the Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine, and other schools on the AMC provide the foundation of nutrition research. Areas of interest include obesity and energy balance; nutrition partitioning; molecular, genetic, and environmental basis of insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes; micronutrient homeostasis and effects of nutrient deficiency states; global nutrition; maternal and fetal nutrient utilization; fetal origins of adult disease, human aging; eating and feeding behaviors; health promotion and nutrition education; and the epidemiology of nutrition-related conditions.

Faculty expertise ranges from clinical trials, neuroimaging, tissue, cellular and molecular methodologies to intervention development based on behavioral, physical, and social environmental factors across the life course. Faculty mentors are from Pediatrics, Medicine, The Colorado School of Public Health and CSU Food Science and Human Nutrition.

Fellowship support is available for up to 3 years of research training through an NIDDK-funded Nutrition Training Grant (T32 DK07658; PI: Nancy F. Krebs, MD).

Individuals from under-represented minority groups are expecially encouraged to apply.

Trainee Citizenship

At the time of appointment to the training program, individuals selected for research training supported by NRSA institutional training grants must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States, or must have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence, i.e., in possession of a currently valid Alien Registration Receipt Card I-551, or some other legal verification of legal admission as a permanent resident. Non-citizen nationals are generally persons born in outlying possessions of the United States (e.g., American Samoa and Swains Island). Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible for Kirschstein-NRSA support. In addition, trainees must be able to commit full-time effort in the program at the time of appointment.

For information about the NIH T32 Nutrition Research Fellowship please contact:

Susan L. Johnson, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Director, Nutrition Training Grant

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Mail Stop F 561
12631 East 17th Avenue, Room 2609
Aurora, CO 80045
Ph: 303-724-2923
Fax: 303-724-8425

The application deadline is March 16, 2016

Fellowship Brochure (PDF) .pdf




In addition to developing their research project, trainees are also expected to participate in: 1) the course "Ethics in Research" taught in the fall semester; 2) the nutrition seminar series jointly sponsored by the Center for Human Nutrition and the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes in the Department of Medicine; and 3) one of several journal clubs and seminar series related to the individual’s interests. Many clinical fellows elect to complete coursework for a Master’s degree in Public Health or Clinical Science during their fellowship.​

Support for up to 3 years of research training is also available through an NIH-funded Nutrition Training Grant (T32 DK07658-25; PI: Nancy F. Krebs, MD). The objective of this program is to provide research training in the nutritional sciences to both physicians and basic scientists who demonstrate a commitment to a career in nutrition research. The foundation of nutrition research is the presence of program faculty in the Department of Pediatrics and several other departments in the School of Medicine with expertise in whole-body/clinical, tissue, cellular and molecular methodologies. Areas of interest include obesity and energy balance, childhood eating behaviors, and trace mineral nutrition and requirements, with emphasis on infants, children, and women of childbearing age in both the U.S. and in developing countries.

Research trainees are expected to spend a minimum of 80% effort on their research program. A proposal of the research plan to be undertaken will be required at the end of the fourth month of the first year. This research plan will be reviewed by a steering committee made up of program faculty. Formal presentation of progress will be required through the nutrition seminar series and the fellow’s scholarship oversight committee.

For additional information, or if any assistance is required during the training program, please contact Susan Johnson, PhD, Associate Director (see below). For information about the Clinical Nutrition Fellowship, contact Darcy Thompson, MD, MPH:

Nutrition Training Faculty

University of Colorado School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics

Richard E. Boles, PhD
Kristen E. Boyle, PhD
Stephen R. Daniels, MD, PhD
Jed Friedman, PhD
Glenn T. Furuta, MD
Matthew Haemer, MD, MPH
Teri L. Hernandez, PhD, RN
Susan L. Johnson, PhD
Allison Kempe, MD, MPH
Nancy F. Krebs, MD
Theresa Powell, MD
Darcy A. Thompson, MD


Department of Medicine
Linda Barbour, MD, MSPH
Bryan Bergman, PhD
Daniel Bessesen, MD
Marc Cornier, MD
Russell E. Glasgow, PhD
Wendy Kohrt, PhD
Paul MacLean, PhD
James McManaman, PhD
Edward L. Melanson, PhD
Rachel Van Pelt, PhD


Colorado School of Public Health
Elaine Belansky, PhD
Dana Dabelea, MD, PhD
Julie Marshall, PhD
Elaine Morrato, PhD, MPH
Jill Norris, MPH, PhD


Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition; Colorado State University
Michael Pagliassotti, PhD

Our fellowship application form is provided as an Adobe PDF file. Please print, complete and return the form with a letter of inquiry and current curriculum vitae to:

Susan Johnson, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Director, Nutrition Training Grant

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Mail Stop F 561
12631 East 17th Avenue, Room 2609
Aurora, CO 80045
Tel:  (303) 724-2923
Fax: (303) 724-4495
E-mail: and cc:

Applications and letters will be due for review by March 16, 2015.


Current Nutrition Fellows

Nicole Kasper, PhD
Jaime Moore, MD
Christopher Mulligan, PhD
Katherine Sauder, PhD

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