06/04/2021 – 16:57pm | By: Ivonne Kawas Prado
The College of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Training and Human Sciences
has introduced the appointment of Dr. Marjuyua Lartey as interim director of the Institute
for Baby Vitamin, Utilized Analysis Division (ICN, ARD). On this position, Dr. Lartey
will lead the division in conducting complete, needs-based research that focus
on areas that instantly impression the success of kid diet packages.
“With weight problems and malnutrition amongst Mississippi youngsters having traditionally been
among the many highest within the nation, the work of ICN’s Utilized Analysis Division is crucially
essential to decreasing the possibility of future persistent ailments and shortened lifespans
of our youth,” mentioned Dr. Trent Gould, dean of the School of Training and Human Sciences.
“As a registered dietitian and analysis scientist for ICN, ARD for 9 years, Dr.
Lartey’s experience in youngster diet and expertise with the Institute put together her
nicely to steer this analysis staff. By their essential work, assets and trainings
might be developed to advertise excellence in youngster diet packages that make a distinction
within the lives of youth throughout the state.”
Earlier than being chosen as interim director, Dr. Lartey served as assistant director
of ICN, ARD. She earned her bachelor’s diploma in diet and hospitality administration
from Alabama A&M College. Dr. Lartey is an alumna of The College of Southern
Mississippi with a grasp’s in human diet and a doctorate in diet and meals
She additionally accomplished the Skilled Pre-Permitted Follow Program at USM, now recognized
because the Dietetic Internship Program, to develop into a registered dietician. Dr. Lartey beforehand
labored as an assistant professor and mission chief for the Delta Weight problems Prevention
Analysis Unit at Alcorn State College, a college teacher for the College
of Alabama, an adjunct teacher for The College of Southern Mississippi and a
analysis dietician for the MS Delta Vitamin Intervention Analysis Initiative. She
is lively with the Academy of Vitamin and Dietetics, College Vitamin Affiliation
and Mississippi Academy of Vitamin and Dietetics.
Established by Congress within the Baby Vitamin and WIC Reauthorization Act of 1989,
the ICN is the one federally funded heart devoted to utilized analysis, schooling
and coaching, and technical help for youngster diet packages. The Utilized Analysis
Division is situated at The College of Southern Mississippi to assist ICN’s mission
by systematically conducting analysis and improvement tasks that affect youngster
diet operational practices. These tasks improve data, present research-based
assets and decide finest practices for points affecting the operation and enchancment
of kid diet tasks. ARD collaborates with state company workers, youngster diet
professionals, content material consultants, consultants and different college college to conduct
analysis. Their major analysis threads embody operational accountability, buyer
service, finest practices, human assets, wellness, tools buying and facility
design, and program analysis.
Findings from analysis tasks are disseminated to youngster diet professions by
schooling periods and posters at state and nationwide conferences, finest apply assets
and guides, analysis briefs referred to as “Insights”, technical studies, and manuscripts
in peer reviewed journals and youngster diet business magazines.
To study extra in regards to the Institute for Baby Vitamin, Utilized Analysis Division,
go to theicn.org/analysis. For extra details about the USM School of Training
and Human Sciences, go to usm.edu/education-human-sciences.