Mary Hendrickson

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Senior Faculty Lecturer

McGill Dietetics Clinical Coordinator (Stage) - Montreal General Hospital

T: 514-934-1934 ext 44706  | mary.hendrickson-nelson [at] mcgill.ca (Email) |  Macdonald-Stewart Bldg MS2-039A and MGH E4-200

Degrees

BA, Biology and Spanish (College of St. Benedict’s, USA)
BSc, Nutrition and Dietetics (U of MN, USA)
MSc (Applied) Human Nutrition (Colorado State U, USA).

Short Bio

Mary Hendrickson is a faculty lecturer and Dietetics Stage Clinical Coordinator at McGill University, where she provides dietetic stagiaires  with  classroom, medical simulation and professional  stage learning environments to  enhance the acquisition  of  skills  and  knowledge  that  meet core    competencies    established by Dietitians of Canada and L’Ordre Professionnel  de  Diététistes  du  Quebec. She is the clinical coordinator at the MUHC’s Montreal General Hospital and multiple other acute care, community and food service sites around Montreal and the south shore. She has been a practicing dietitian for over 25 years in the US and Canada. Her other research interests include sustainability, dietetic intern learning, medical simulation and hospital based master’s applied projects.

Awards and Recognitions

McGill Sustainable Project Fund (2011-2013) and Mary H Brown (2012-2014) grants to promote sustainable eating to McGill University students

Active Affiliations

Dietitians of Canada
Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
New York Dietetic Association
The Center for Mindful Eating
AND Practice groups: Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutritionists Practice Group; Hunger and Environmental Nutrition Practice Group

Committees

MUHC Clinical Nutrition Practice Committees- Nephrology Committee; Internal Medicine Care Committee, and Outpatient Programs Committee; McGill  Farmers’ Market Stakeholder Group (May 2012- present) to help coordinate student education and research opportunities at the McGill Farmers’ Market; FAES Sustainable Education Project Group 2015-2016; McGill Food Messaging Committee 2014-2016

Research Interests

Evaluation of the impact of interactive learning for dietetic students

Current Research/Key Role

Partner with McGill organizations including Macdonald Run Student Ecological Gardens, Out of the Garden Project, Yellow Door and McGill Farmers’ Market to create opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to provide education on food preparation and sustainable food systems to McGill students and staff. Partner with the Depot to conduct research on evaluating nutrition education workshops.

Recent MSc project: Risk of dehydration in TBI patients with dysphagia; Predictors of success in Bariatric surgery patients.

Current Master's Applied project: Evaluating Nutrition and Culinary Education After-school Programs in Five Diverse Neighborhoods and implementation of virtual cooking workshops for children during COVID.

Courses (teaches in)

NUTR 207 Nutrition and Health 3 Credits
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NUTR 310 Professional Practice Stage 2A 2 Credits
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NUTR 311 Professional Practice Stage 2B 5 Credits
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NUTR 603 Credentialing in Dietetics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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FMTP 074 Complementary Course 2 2 Credits
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NUTR 508 Professional Practice Stage 4A 7 Credits
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NUTR 509 Professional Practice Stage 4B 7 Credits
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NUTR 611 Graduate Prof Practice 1 2 Credits
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NUTR 615 Grad Prof Pract 5 Clin Nutr 7 Credits
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Publications

View a list of publications on PubMed

 

Select Publications

Simulation in Learning and Using the Nutrition Care Process/Terminology: Experiences and Perceptions of Dietitians in Canada.

Buchholz AC,Hendrickson M, Giroux I, Correa JA, Hanning R, Eisenbraun C, Lieffers J, Lövestam E; INTERNATIONAL NCP/NCPT IMPLEMENTATION STUDY (INIS) CONSORTIUM.Can J Diet Pract Res. 2020 Sep 1;81(3):150-153. doi: 10.3148/cjdpr-2020-010. Epub 2020 Jun 4.PMID: 32495644

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