Education and Human Sciences

Food Security, Health, and Nutrition Research in Africa

Nutrition and Health Sciences

Faculty Advisor
Mary S. Willis
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Start Date
6/1/2020
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by UCARE Funding for Summer 20 or Academic Year 2021
Hours Per Week
20

This FIELD-BASED project is part of an education abroad, global research experience that is conducted in Ethiopia and Zambia; consequently TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR this UCARE opportunity, YOU MUST BE ACCEPTED INTO THIS EDUCATION ABROAD PROGRAM. It is focused on food security, health, and nutrition, thus studying the availability, accessibility, use-ability, and sustainability of foods, the impact of micro and macro-nutrient deficiency on health (such as dental disease, growth, and susceptibility to other infectious entities), and on diseases that prevent the use-ability of food, is necessary.

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Ecological Approach to Family Style Dining

Child Youth and Family Studies

Faculty Advisor
Dipti Dev
Contact Email
Start Date
9/1/19 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Volunteer
Hours Per Week
3-10

The Ecological Approach to Family Style Dining (EAT Family Style) is an integrated (web-based + coaching) childhood obesity prevention program.

 Purpose: To improve childcare providers’ use of responsive feeding practices and reduce controlling feeding practices with three-to five-year-old children in their care.

 Advantages:

1. Improve your resume

2. Gain nutrition education and evaluation experience

3. Make a difference in your community

4. Learn about data collection methods on measuring young children’s dietary intake

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Interpersonal Violence Research Laboratory

Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools

Faculty Advisor
Katie Edwards
Contact Email
Start Date
9/1/2019 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Volunteer
Hours Per Week
Flexible

The Interpersonal Violence Research lab is recruiting undergraduate students to assist in all aspects of various ongoing research studies. As a part of the IVR lab, students will be trained in the methodologically rigorous approaches to studying interpersonal violence and provided with the knowledge and skills to translate this research into meaningful intervention, prevention and policy efforts.

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Anti-inflammatory functions of dietary molecules

Nutrition and Health Sciences

Faculty Advisor
Dr. Jiujiu Yu
Contact Email
Start Date
9/1/19 and flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by faculty funding
Hours Per Week
Minimum 10 hours per week

The laboratory of Dr. Jiujiu Yu in Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences at the University of Nebraska Lincoln is recruiting one undergraduate student and one part-time research technician to work on a research project that focuses on anti-inflammatory functions of dietary molecules. The research will involve cell culture, mouse models, and many state-of-the-art molecular and biochemical techniques. Previous laboratory research experience is preferred but not required.

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