In July, Nancy began directing the Pre-K Discovery Scholars program, which helps University of Minnesota junior faculty who are underrepresented in medicine position themselves for NIH K awards. CTSI-Ed Director David Ingbar had been filling the role on an interim basis.
And this month, Tetyana joined as Associate Director for the KL2 Scholars Career Development Program — a newly created position. The program trains early-stage investigators at UMN to be competitive for NIH K or R01 awards.
About Nancy Sherwood, PhD
Nancy is an Associate Professor with the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health in the School of Public Health.
Her research focuses on the development and evaluation of behavioral obesity prevention and treatment interventions across the lifespan with a focus on reaching engaging lower income, ethnically diverse children and their parents. A prominent theme of her work is integrating obesity treatment and prevention interventions into health care settings and creating connections between health system and community-based interventions to enhance efficacy and increase the potential for sustainability and dissemination.
Nancy has PhD and MA degrees in clinical psychology from Kent State University.
About Tetyana Shippee, PhD
Tetyana is an Associate Professor with the Division of Health Policy and Management in the School of Public Health.
Her research focuses on equity and quality of life for older adults. This includes quality-of-life measures—like social interactions with others and meal enjoyment—in long-term care settings and the role of racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities for older adults' quality of life.
Tetyana has a PhD in sociology and gerontology from Purdue University, a JD in civil law from Precarpathian National University (Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine), and an MS in sociology from Purdue University.