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Division of Growth & Nutrition

About Us

The Division of Growth and Nutrition:

  • conducts externally funded, community-oreinted research, including intervention trials to evaluate the implementation of policies and programs that promote children's healthy growth and development.
  • Provides teaching and mentorship to interdisciplinary trainees related to healthy growth and development.
  • Promotes wellness, food security, and child development policies and programs through collaboration with local, state, national and international agencies and professional organizations.
  • Directs an interdisciplinary clinic for young children with growth and/or feeding problems.


Research Studies

Other Projects

Employment & Internship Opportunities

Why Volunteer

Reasons to Volunteer or Intern:

  • Be involved in cutting edge research
  • Strengthen your resume
  • Publication opportunities
  • Improve your interpersonal skills
  • Gain an understanding of how to conduct community research
  • Potentially earn credits for school
  • It's fun!

Volunteer Duties

The types of duties an internship might entail:

  • Recruiting participants
  • Scheduling interviews, making appointments, and contacting participants
  • Helping facilitate parent groups on topics pertaining to nutrition, physical activity, parenting skills, and child safety
  • Conducting participant interviews
  • Classroom set up
  • Collecting data
  • Filing and other office duties
  • Data entry and analysis

Job Opportunities

There are currently no employment opportunities available in the Growth and Nutrition Division.

Contact Us

For more information about what we do, feel free to contact us at 410.706.2136

Mission Statement: To nurture children's growth and development

Vision Statement: To nurture children's growth and development, strengthen families and communities, and inform clinical practice and health policy, through research, education, pediatric care, and evidence-based advocacy.


Dr. Maureen Black 

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