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In the Community

Department-Wide Activities

In the Biomedical and Nutritional Sciences Department, faculty work regionally and nationally with such organizations as Westford House Genesis Eldercare, Avis Goodwin Community Health Center, Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health, and the American Society for Clinical Pathology.

Professional Organizations

Faculty are members of many professional organizations representing their disciplines. Please see individual faculty pages for specific organizations.

Service Learning

Students enrolled in the Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Laboratory Science (formerly Medical Technology) option spend a portion of their junior and senior years working directly under the supervision of practicing laboratory personnel at some of the following placement sites:

  • Anna Jaques Hospital, Newburyport
  • Emerson Hospital, Concord
  • Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Somerville
  • Lahey Medical Center, Burlington; Lawrence Memorial Hospital
  • Hallmark Health, Medford
  • Holy Family Hospital, Methuen
  • Lowell General Hospital, Lowell
  • Metro West Medical Center, Framingham and Natick
  • Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton
  • Salem Hospital, North Shore Medical Center, Salem
  • Saints Memorial Medical Center, Lowell
  • Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, Nashua, NH
  • Winchester Hospital, Winchester


The Nutritional Sciences Program has established local and regional community partnerships to engage collaboratively in learning and research activities. Nutritional Sciences faculty are dedicated to developing and maintaining long-term partnerships that are meaningful, mutually beneficial and respectful, and that support shared interests and goals for improving the health of local communities. Building trust in research and academic-community partnerships is a priority of the Nutritional Sciences Program. 

Nutritional Sciences faculty members collaborate with community members and organizations in the Greater Lowell, Greater Lawrence and Greater Boston areas to plan, implement, and evaluate research programs to address community health needs. Together, Nutritional Science faculty and community partners, identify health priority areas of the community, study important nutrition-related health questions and design, implement and evaluate innovative dietary behavior change interventions with the common goal of improving the health of community members. 

Current university-community research partners:

Teaching and experiential learning opportunities

Students enrolled in the undergraduate Nutritional Science Major and/or the Master of Public Health in Nutritional Sciences or Dietetics have the option to participate in experiential learning opportunities and/or community-engaged research under the supervision of faculty. Examples of potential community sites for undergraduate students include:

Service to the Community

Nutritional Sciences faculty serve as Committee, Task Force, and Board members within the community. Examples of faculty leadership involvement in the community include: