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In the Community

Department-Wide Activities

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

Service Learning

Students enrolled in the Clinical Laboratory or Medical Laboratory Science options 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
  • Hallmark Health, Medford
  • Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Somerville
  • Holy Family Hospital, Methuen
  • Lahey Medical Center, Burlington
  • Lawrence Memorial Hospital
  • Lowell General Hospital, Lowell
  • Metro West Medical Center, Framingham and Natick
  • Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton
  • Salem Hospital, North Shore Medical Center, Salem
  • Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, Nashua, NH
  • Winchester Hospital, Winchester

Nutritional Sciences

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. 

Community Partners

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.

  • Mayor's Health Task Force  logo
    City of Lawrence Mayor's Health Task Force
  • Greater Lowell Health Alliance logo
    Greater Lowell Health Alliance
  • City of Lawrence logo
    City of Lawrence Multipurpose Senior Center
  • La Alianza Hispana logo
    La Alianza Hispana

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:

  • Granite state fit kids logo
    Granite State Fit Kids
  • Lowell Boys and Girls Club logo
    Lowell Boys and Girls Club
  • Girls inc logo
    Girls Inc.
  • Lawrence Public Schools logo
    Lawrence Public Schools
  • Lowell Public Schools logo
    Lowell Public Schools
  • ROTC logo
    U.S. Air Force ROTC

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:
  • Greater Lowell Health Alliance logo
    GLHA Healthy Eating and Living Task Force
  • Healthy Corner Store logo
    Healthy Corner Store Initiative
  • Greater Lowell Health Alliance logo
    GLHA Cultural Competency Task Force
  • North Shore Community College logo
    North Shore Community College Advisory Board