2010 Crumbine Award Deadline Approaching
The Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI) would like to remind prospective applicants for the 2010 Samuel J. Crumbine Award for Excellence in Food Protection at the Local Level that the entry deadline is March 15, 2010. More details for applicants may be found on FPI’s Web site in the “Awards” section.
Named for one of America’s most renowned health officers and health educators – Samuel J. Crumbine, MD (1862-1954) – the award has elevated the importance of food protection programs within government departments and agencies and has inspired excellence in the planning and delivery of those services.
Entries for the Crumbine Award competition are limited to US and Canadian local environmental health jurisdictions (county, district, city, town or township) that provide food protection services to their communities under authority of a statute or ordinance. The U.S. Uniformed Services and U.S. Indian Health Service area programs are also invited to compete, if they are not monitored by a state, county or city health unit. Past winners may apply five years after receiving the award.
The guidelines are the basis for all Crumbine Award applications and must be followed in order to be considered for the award. The basic award criteria, by which achievement is measured, are:
· Sustained improvements and excellence, as documented by specific outcomes and achievements, over the preceding four to six years, as evidenced by continual improvements in the basic components of a comprehensive program;
· Innovative and effective use of program methods and problem solving to identify and reduce risk factors that are known to cause foodborne illness;
· Demonstrated improvements in planning, managing and evaluating a comprehensive program; and
· Targeted outreach; forming partnerships; and participating in forums that foster communication and information exchange among the regulators, industry and consumer representatives.
The winner of the award is selected by an independent panel of food protection practitioners who are qualified by education and experience to discern excellence in a program of food and beverage sanitation. They represent various interests, including leading public health and environmental health associations, past Crumbine Award winners, consumer advocates and the food industry. The jury makes its award selection each spring in a judging process administered by FPI. The application deadline for the award is March 15, 2010.
The Crumbine Award is supported by the Conference for Food Protection in cooperation with the American Academy of Sanitarians, American Public Health Association, Association of Food & Drug Officials, Foodservice Packaging Institute, International Association for Food Protection, International Food Safety Council, National Association of County and City Health Officials, National Environmental Health Association, NSF International and Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
For more information about the Crumbine Award, including the 2010 award guidelines, visit FPI’s Web site in the “Awards” section, or contact Caron Mason at FPI by phone at (703) 538-3550 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Position Announcement: Assistant or Associate Professor in Public Health Nutrition, Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, coeducational, and residential university located in the center of New York state, about 250 miles northwest of New York City. Its enrollment of approximately 10,700 undergraduate students and 5,000 graduate students represents the 50 states, more than 76 countries, and a variety of diverse backgrounds.
The nutrition programs at SU include an accredited didactic program in dietetics, a nutrition science undergraduate major, a master’s degree program, and an accredited dietetic internship. Approximately 140 undergraduate and 20 graduate students pursue degrees in nutrition. The faculty of the department, located in the College of Human Ecology, pride ourselves on quality instruction, experiential and service learning, and applied research. With a nutrition assessment wet lab, beautiful state-of-the-art teaching food labs constructed in 2006, and increasing enrollments, we are seeking to add another enthusiastic individual to our faculty leadership team for the fall 2010 semester. This position is for the 8.5-month academic year. The successful candidate will develop and teach courses in nutrition research methods, public health and/or international nutrition, and nutritional epidemiology. The anticipated distribution of effort is 45 percent teaching, 40 percent research, and 15 percent administrative service.
Assistant/Associate professor qualifications:
· Earned doctorate, MPH or DPH preferred
· Background in public health nutrition
· Proven track record of high quality teaching experience at the university level
· Potential for scholarly achievement through research, publications, presentations, and external funding
· Teach undergraduate and graduate courses
· Supervise applied and service learning experiences for students
· Serve as academic advisor for assigned students
· Develop an active research program
· Pursue external funding
· Service to institution and/or community
Applicants for the position should be able to teach in at least two of the following areas: public health nutrition, nutritional epidemiology, food and nutrition policy, nutrition research methods, global or international nutrition.
Submit your application including cover letter, curriculum vitae, official transcripts, and three letters of recommendation on the Syracuse University Job Opportunites Web site. For questions, please contact Kay Stearns Bruening, PhD, RD, Chair, NSD Department, Syracuse University, 304 Lyman Hall, Syracuse, NY 13244. Review of applications will begin as they are received.
Position Announcement: Postdoctoral Position in Child Nutrition, Purdue University
A postdoctoral position is open for a motivated individual with previous training in the areas of pediatric nutrition and/or child behavior. The research focus is on intake patterns, diet-disease relationships, and diet-behavior interactions influencing children’s health, especially understanding the development, course, and consequences of pediatric obesity among children, adolescents, and young adults from various socio-economic backgrounds. The position will involve data management and analysis of data from observational and/or intervention studies, writing of manuscripts for publication, and preparation of grant proposals. Contribution to new hypotheses is expected and first authorship on manuscripts is encouraged. Additional opportunities for teaching in nutrition and public health are available for interested candidates.
Candidates must have received a doctoral degree in the last three years in public health, nutrition, child and family development, psychology, exercise science or a related field and have excellent analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills, a strong potential to work independently, and good verbal and written communication skills. Experience in statistical programming and data management is highly desirable. The position is available immediately but will remain open until a qualified candidate is identified. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV, a writing sample (e.g. published manuscript), and the names of three references to: S. Kranz, PhD, RD; 700 West State St. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47906‐2059. Purdue is an equal opportunity employer.
Position Announcement: Staff Scientist for Nutrition Action Healthletter
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is a non-profit health-advocacy group based in Washington, D.C., that focuses on nutrition and food safety. CSPI publishes Nutrition Action Healthletter, the nation’s largest-circulation nutrition newsletter.
CSPI provides valuable, objective information to the public; represents citizens’ interests before legislative, regulatory, and judicial bodies; and ensures that advances in science are used for the public’s good. CSPI is supported largely by the 850,000 U.S. and Canadian subscribers to its Nutrition Action Healthletter (NAH) and by foundation grants.
The Staff Scientist identifies critical issues concerning diet and health, evaluates studies, writes articles for NAH, and participates in efforts to influence government and corporate activities. This position reports to the Director of Nutrition.
Essential duties and responsibilities:
· Research scientific literature and gather information and opinions from authorities and organizations.
· Propose compelling article ideas and draft articles for NAH.
· Serve as media spokesperson on food and nutrition issues.
· Serve as information resource on food and nutrition matters to CSPI members, staff, and general public.
· Assist in preparing comments on Federal Register notices, and writing formal petitions.
· Assist Executive Director with evaluating scientific issues and literature.
· Interest in CSPI’s advocacy and educational mission and public interest commitment.
· PhD in nutrition, epidemiology, or public health (diet and health focus), or MD, is strongly preferred, as well as four or more post-doctoral years’ experience in evaluating research on diet and health.
· Excellent communication skills with the ability to speak effectively to colleagues about on-going projects; interview scientists to gather data; and serve as media spokesperson on diet and health issues.
· Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail.
· Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and frequent deadlines.
· Computer proficiency with MS Office applications and database programs, with an emphasis on Word and Excel; and experience with Internet-based research tools, specifically Nexis and PubMed.
To apply, please send your application materials, which should include a cover letter, resume, and samples of research and writing for the lay public, to: Colleen O’Day, Center for Science in the Public Interest, 1875 Conn. Ave., NW #300, Washington, DC 20009; or e-mail to email@example.com.
CSPI is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Visit the CSPI Web site to learn more.