Congrats to CPAND's Scholarship Recipients!
Meet Andrea Gamber, our Practitioner Scholarship Winner
A graduate from Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, PA, I received a bachelor of science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics in the Spring of 2013. I pursued a Dietetic Internship in the Fall of 2013 with the Sodexo, Allentown Dietetic Internship Program and completed my clinical training at St. Joseph Medical Center. After internship graduation, I covered a maternity leave at St. Joe’s working as an Inpatient and Outpatient Dietitian and in October of the same year I passed my Registration Examination and obtained my license to practice as a Dietitian in the state of Pennsylvania. In January 2015, I began my first job as a School Dietitian with The Nutrition Group, a food service management company, in the Central Dauphin School District. I eventually found my way back to St. Joe’s to cover another maternity leave, this time in Diabetes Management Services. I currently remain employed part-time with Penn State Health St. Joe’s as a Clinical Dietitian in the Inpatient and Outpatient settings. I am also a Research Dietitian for Penn State Hershey College of Medicine, working directly on a study involving a dietary intervention for Bipolar Disorder. Nutrition counseling is the part of my jobs that I enjoy the most and I was privileged to use CPAND's scholarship gift to attend the Adult Weight Management Certificate Program in Pittsburgh, PA on May 13th-15th, 2016. At the program, I improved my motivational interviewing skills and learned new counseling techniques, which I implemented with my patients upon returning! I also received the most recent, evidenced based information regarding weight management. Upon completion of the post-exam, I will receive a Certificate in Adult Weight Management and 35 CEUs and I want to thank CPAND for making this possible!