HANDS Scholars

The first two Health and Nutrition Diversity Scholars (HANDS) were selected in December, 2006. HANDS Scholars participate in a variety of activities for preprofessional preparation in nutrition, including internships, a Scholars Seminar, research and community service projects, and a mentorship program.

HANDS Scholars are selected from among students who are underrepresented in the field of nutrition, who newly join the major, and who meet and maintain qualifying criteria. For more information on the HANDS program, contact Dr. Nancy Cohen at cohen@nutrition.umass.edu.

To view presentations by previous HANDS Scholars, click on the links in the "Downloads" section of this page. To read interviews with HANDS alumni, follow the links below.

Alan Chua

Anna-Kay Thompson

Hope Padilla

Paloma Suarez

Tam Tran