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DIANE F DEMBICKI

CLINICAL ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

COLLEGE OF NURSING AND PUBLIC HEALTH

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Diplomas/Degrees

Ph.D. Human Nutrition, Colorado State University (1995)
M.A. Bioanthropology, Indiana University (1977)
B.A. Anthropology, SUNY College at New Paltz (1973)

Recent Courses

Healing And The Arts
Human Nutrition
Nutrition In Nursing
Therapeutic Communication

Teaching Specializations/Interests

Online Learning
Capacity Building in Nutrition
Public Health/Community Nutrition
International Health and Nutrition
Cultural Diversity
Developmental Education

Research Interests

Best practices in online teaching and learning
Capacity building in nutrition education
Companion animal influences on human health and behavior
Eating and exercise habits and their effects on health
Cultural influences on health
Geriatric nutrition and heart health

Grants/Sponsored Research

Adelphi University School of Nursing Dean's Research Award, with Dr. Jane White, "Physical Activity, Diet/Nutrition, Supplement Use, and Weight/Eating Concerns Among College Students", Fall 2006

Colorado Community Colleges Mini-grant for Innovations in Teaching: Innovative and Collaborative Workstations in Anatomy and Physiology, Community College of Aurora, Spring 1999

U.S. Dept. of Education, Institute of Museum Services Grant: Kaw Reservoir Archeology, A Special Exhibition, Cultural Center Museums, Ponca City, OK

Conference Presentations/Papers

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Dembicki, D. (2010). Tools for Healthy Eating. In Adelphi University's Health Fair. Garden City, NY.

Dembicki, D. (2008). Dietary Supplements and Functional Foods, from my recent training at the National Institutes of Health, with tast testing of functional foods. In Adelphi University's Fall Health and Wellness Lecture Series. Garden City, NY.

Dembicki, D. & White, J. (2008). Physical Activity, Diet/Nutrition, Supplement Use, & Weight/Eating Concerns Among College Students. In Adelphi University's Social and Behavioral Science Symposium. Garden City, NY.

Dembicki, D. (2007). Simple Steps For Healthy Eating, a multi-media presentation. In Adelphi University's Fall Health and Wellness Lecture Series. Garden City, NY.

Dembicki, D. (2007). Tools for Optimum Nutrition. In Adelphi University Employees' Association. Garden City, NY.

Dembicki, D. (2006). Nutrition and Weight Control. In Adelphi University's Adult Fitness Program, "Keys to Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle: Helping Senior Citizens Make Smart Life Choices". Garden City, NY.

Dembicki, D. (2005). Women and Minorities in the Sciences. In Professional Development Workshop. Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie, NY.

Dembicki, D. (1996). Procter and Gamble's Olestra Clinical Trials. In Community Advisory Meeting. Wichita Falls Rehabilitation Hospital, TX.

Dembicki, D. & Anderson, J. (1996). Pet ownership may be a factor in improved health of the elderly. (pp. 12-31). Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly, 15(3).


Other Scholarly/Artistic Work

Author, "Healthy, Well-thy, and Wise" Blog, Adelphi Blogs, sponsored by the Adelphi University Health & Wellness Committee

Reviewer, peer-reveiwed articles submitted to the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, published by the Society for Nutrition Education, 2009-present

Reviewer, selected textbook chapters, a new Nutrition in nursing textbook, Pearson Publishing, 2009

Reviewer, selected textbook chapters, a new Nutrition and Diet Therapy nursing textbook, Prentice-Hall, 2007

Editor, selected textbook chapters, Human Biology by Mader, McGraw-Hill, 2005

Editor, selected textbook chapters, Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies by Sizer and Whitney, Wadsworth, 2003-2004

Editor, selected textbook chapters, Nutrition: An Applied Approach by Thompson and Manore, Benjamin Cummings, 2004

Clinical Coordinator, Procter & Gamble's FDA Human Clinical Trials for Olestra, with the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 1995

Honors and Accomplishments

Invited to serve on the Expert Review Panel to assess proposals for the 2013 Research Prize awarded by the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science (3 awards up to $50,000 each). These grants support research related to knowledge gaps identified in A Global Research Agenda for Nutrition Science. Judges are honored on the New York Academy of Sciences website.

Sigma Theta Tau Internationl induction as Honorary Member, April, 2010, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

Featured Faculty in Adelphi University Magazine cover story "Not So Secret Passions", Spring 2009

Sigma Theta Tau International award for Conference Brochure
School of Nursing Leadership Conference, "The Art of Leadership in Education, Technology, and Service", April 2008, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

Faculty Focus, Adelphi University Magazine, Spring 2008

Helen F. McHugh Graduate Award for outstanding graduate student research and creative activity in the College of Applied Human Sciences, Colorado State University (1994)

Professional Activities

Member, New York Academy of Sciences/Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science
Member, Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior
Member, American Public Health Association
Member, American Anthropological Association

Participant, The Buckley Institute on Spiritual Assessment and Care with Dr. Anne Belcher, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, March 10, 2010

Participant, Society for Nutrition Education Annual Conference, �Food Security: Local to Global�, Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Reviewer/Author Workshop, and Post-Conference Workshop �Positive Programs for Preventing Obesity and Related Problems in Children, Tweens and Teens�, New Orleans, LA, July 11-15, 2009.

Participant, The Buckley Institute on Quality and Safety Initiatives in Education and Practice with Dr. Jane Barnsteiner and Dr. Lily Thomas, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, April 15, 2009

Selected Participant, National Institutes of Health, Dietary Supplements Research Practicum, Bethesda, MD, and Washington, DC, June 9-13, 2008

Participant, The Buckley Institute on Bioethics and Caring with Dr. Carol Taylor, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, Nov. 2007

Participant, The Visiting Nurse Service of New York, "Bridging the Gap: Caring for Minorities with Diabetes Mellitus", New York City, NY, Oct. 2007

Participant, The Buckley Institute on Diverse Learners with Dr. Barbara Warren, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, Feb. 2007

Selected Participant, NSF Chautauqua Short Course: "Women and Minorities in the Sciences", Washington, DC, June 2004

International:

Participant, Himalayan Nutrition Research Project, G.B. Pant University and Earthwatch Institute, India, June 2000

Participant, Amazon/Andes Natural Health and Healing Workshop for Health Professionals: Translating the Wisdom of Indigenous Cultures into Contemporary Practice, International Expeditions, Peru, Jan. 1998

Community and Corporate Leadership

Committee Member, Adelphi University Virtual Health and Wellness Center, Garden City, NY, 2006-Present

Committee Member, School of Nursing Leadership Conference, "Challenging Healthcare Issues in the 21st Century and Their Impact on Nursing", April 2010, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

Committee Member, School of Nursing Leadership Conference, "The Art of Leadership in Education, Technology, and Service", April 2008, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

Committee Member, School of Nursing Leadership Conference, "Creating Harmony and Safety in the Workplace", April 2009, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

Member, School of Nursing Research Council, 2008-Present

Committee Member, School of Nursing Leadership Conference, "The Art of Leadership in Education, Technology, and Service", April 2008, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

Reader and Judge, Long Island-Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, Jan. and Feb. 2008

Committee Member, School of Nursing Leadership Conference, "Research and Education: The Gateway to Leadership", March 2007, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

Reader and Judge, Long Island-Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, Jan. and March 2007