Joyce Faraj and Niki Ratchford, graduate students in the Nutrition department and NAL lab members, will attend Dietetic Internship Programs at UMass Amherst and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Elayna DeBenedetto, a psychology undergraduate and NAL member, will attend Boston University Dietetics/Master of Science & Dietetic Internship.
Joyce, a PhD candidate, conducts research focused on micronutrients, inflammation and mental health among women. For her doctoral dissertation, Joyce is building her expertise in Nutritional Epidemiology as she carries out a secondary data analysis of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Her aim is to shed light on how inflammation and micronutrients, such as vitamins D and B6 affect the risk of depression in women of reproductive age in the US. Joyce begins her Dietetic Internship at UMass Amherst in August, 2015.Read more