February 1, 2011 — George A. Goodman, DC, FICC, president of Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs, has announced the appointment of Weiwen Chai, PhD, to the newly created position of director of nutritional studies.
Chai joins Logan from the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii (CRCH) at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu, where she served as a junior researcher as part of a National Institute of Health Postdoctoral Fellowship.
“I am pleased to have Dr. Chai as Logan’s first director of nutritional studies,” said Goodman. “She will be instrumental in developing the new Master of Science degree in Nutrition and Human Performance, along with Dr. Elizabeth Goodman, Logan’s dean of university programs.”
Chai’s CRCH research focuses on nutritional epidemiology and chronic disease (particularly cancer and obesity) prevention. In addition, her doctoral research was primarily concentrated on dietary oxalate and kidney stone formation. More than 10 manuscripts based on her research have been published or submitted for publication to
various professional journals including Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition, Nutrition Research. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Journal of Urology, American Journal of Kidney Diseases, the Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, and the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
From 2005-2008, Chai served as a research scientist/extension educator with the University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service/Department of Animal Science. Her professional experience includes classroom teaching and field education as well as nutrition and food safety programs in schools, day care settings, senior centers, and working with diabetic support groups.
Source: Logan College of Chiropractic, www.logan.edu