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It’s not just a degree, it’s preparation for my future
Jennifer Arts

Jennifer Arts

A different kind of Ph. D.: Jennifer Arts sits in a quiet, sun-filled lab on the third floor of Ranger Hall pouring over her data in anticipation of her April Ph.D. defense. “I am in the midst of analyzing my results right now. Just last week I found a significant increase in whole grain consumption,” she exclaims. “So I’m really excited.”

Jennifer, a Ph.D. candidate in CELS’ Nutrition and Food Sciences Department (NFS), is referring to data collected during her on-campus intervention project that targeted heart-risk reduction in young adults. Having taken time between her NFS Master’s and her current Ph.D. degree to participate in URI’s Dietetic Internship program, Jennifer has spent plenty of time in Rhode Island hospitals…Read more

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