Mary Hendrickson

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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
AND Practice groups: Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutritionists Practice Group; Nutrition Support 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 McGill’s SHHS, Healthy McGill, 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.

Recent MSc project: Evaluated benefits to forging links with the community through a university based gleaning and processing project

Current Masters Applied Projects: Risk of dehydration in TBI patients with dysphagia; Predictors of success in Bariatric surgery patients, and Developing hospital nutrition policies

Courses (teaches in)

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 628 Dietetics Comprehensive Exam 1 Credits
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NUTR 433 Directed Studies:Diet & Nutr 4 5 Credits
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NUTR 430 Directed Studies:Diet & Nutr 1 3 Credits
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NUTR 208 Professional Practice Stage 1A 2 Credits
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NUTR 209 Professional Practice Stage 1B 2 Credits
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NUTR 409 Professional Practice Stage 3B 9 Credits
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NUTR 510 Professional Practice-Stage 4 14 Credits
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NUTR 513 Credentialing in Dietetics 3 Credits
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NUTR 612 Grad Prof Pract 2 Management 8 Credits
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NUTR 613 Grad Prof Pract 3 Clin Nutr 7 Credits
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NUTR 614 Grad Prof Pract 4 Comm Nutr 8 Credits
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View a list of publications on PubMed
 

Select Publications

C. Hansen, M.Rose, M. Hendrickson-Nelson. Field to Practice: Integration of Farm Activities into Canadian Dietetics Education. J of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Sept. 2015 suppl 2, Abstracts 115(9): A-68.

“Modifying Students’ Intentions to Eat Sustainably” The International Journal of Sustainability Education, Volume 8, 2013, onsustainability.com, ISSN: 2325-1212, © Common Ground, Tracy McDonough, Mary Hendrickson-Nelson, Hugues Plourde, All Rights Reserved. Permissions: cg-support [at] commongroundpublishing.com

Abstract: “Modifying Students’ Intentions to Eat Sustainably”. 8th International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability. Tracy McDonough, Hugues Plourde, Mary Hendrickson-Nelson. January 10, 2012

“An Overview of Nutrition.” With Carol Brunzell. The Outpatient Treatment ofEating Disorders. A Guide for Therapists, Dietitians, and Physicians. Ed.James E. Mitchell, MD. Minneapolis; London: U Minnesota P, 2001. 216-41. 

“Nutrition Counseling.” With Carol Brunzell. The Outpatient Treatment of Eating Disorders. A Guide for Therapists, Dietitians, and Physicians. Ed. James E. Mitchell, MD. Minneapolis; London: U Minnesota P, 2001. 242-78.

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