Summary

Candice graduated from Rush University in June 2015 with a Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition. Candice completed her dietetic internship at RUMC, passed her Registered Dietitian Examination, and licensed in the state of Illinois. Her interest in clinical nutrition includes nutrition support, pediatrics and neonatal, as well as, outpatient counseling.

Resume

Professional Presentations

Handouts & Newsletters

Education

Education
2013 - 2015

Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition

Rush University
  • Master's Thesis: "Change in Knowledge of and Adherence to the Low-Sodium Diet in Heart Failure Patients after Nutrition Education by a Registered Dietitian"
  • Recipient of Rebecca Dowling, PhD, Leadership Award
2009 - 2013

Bachelor of Science in Dietetics; Certificate in Business

University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Dean's List for 5/8 semesters

Work Experience

Work History
Sep 2013 - Mar 2015

Dietetic Intern

Rush University Medical Center, Chicago IL
  • Clinical Experience
    • 600+ hours patient care experience using the nutrition care process with diabetic, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, renal, pediatric, general medicine, oncology, and critical care patients.
    • Provided medical nutrition therapy to 15 to 25 adults in surgical intensive care unit and general medicine patients while supervising a diet technician during a 4-week staff relief rotation.
    • Collaborated with multidisciplinary team during daily rounds to provide individualized patient care using nutrition care process; documentation with electronic medical records during specialty care rotations.
    • Managed daily enteral and parenteral nutrition orders under the supervision of CNSC credentialed Registered Dietitians.
  • Management and Research Experience
    • Supervised a 100-hour management project for National Nutrition Month from September 2014 to June 2015.
    • Executed four monthly nutrition and cultural events for over 100 Rush employees, students and visitors through collaboration with the cafeteria and first-year dietetic interns.
    • Presented a poster on “What is the association between the type of milk consumed and weight status in 2- to 11- year-old children in NHANES 2009-2010?” to the Department of Clinical Nutrition faculty and students.
    • Presented research seminar on “Epidemiology and Nutrition Trends in China” using scientific and evidence-based research to the Department of Clinical Nutrition faculty and students.
  • Community Experience
    • Utilized motivational interviewing skills to counsel diverse population including bariatric, pediatric and neonatal clinics during outpatient experience.
    • Counseled and educated diverse patient populations in the Chicago-land area in senior centers, health fairs, Facing Forward and Head Start.
    • Created and presented “Introduction to Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension” along with cooking demonstration of low-salt entrees for over twenty participants.
    • Assisted dietitian at day camp for diabetic children sponsored by the American Diabetes Association.
  • Foodservice Experience
    • 200 hours of food service management in retail services and patient meal services with the focus of hospitality, patient meal and production.
    • Supervised 10-15 employees on the tray line, kitchen, and dishwashing unit to ensure proper quality control and sanitation processes.
Sep 2013 - May 2015

Diet Clerk

Rush University Medical Center, Chicago IL
  • Entered 400-600 menu selections for next day meal service for patients into CBORD while inspected prescribed diets for modification of textures and consistencies and menu.
  • Accurate communication of patients’ food preferences and calorie count information to clinical dietitians, diet technicians and nurses.
Jun 2012 - Aug 2012

Nutrition Services Intern

Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County, Fort Worth TX
  • Visited different distribution sites for temperature and time studies.
  • Planned menus for Fall/Winter 2012 cycle and designed Client Satisfaction Survey.
  • Shadowed a Registered Dietitian for home visits and analyzed two clinical case studies of patients from the Healthy Aging Independent Living Project.
Jun 2011 - Aug 2011

Training Department Summer Intern

Sa Sa International Holdings Limited, Hong Kong China
  • Collaborated with in-house dietitian on preparing presentations on nutrition
  • Presented weekly lectures on nutrition topics to sales trainees
  • Published ten newsletters on nutrients in food products for distribution among employees
Jun 2010 - Aug 2010

Wellness Program Student Intern

Take Care Asia Insurance Co, Inc., Guam USA
  • Revised, implemented, and presented health education programs with the Disease Management Program Coordinator.
  • Assisted in screening and counseling at employer group health fairs, including measuring blood pressure, blood glucose and temperature, for Mobil and McDonald’s.
  • Counseled over 20 patients with the program nutritionist at the TakeCare outpatient clinic.

Skills

Skills

Public Speaking/ Presentation

My public speaking skills are well developed through various presentations which are show-cased in visualCV portfolio. Audience size has ranged from 15 to 60.

  • Oral presentation of thesis at Experimental Biology in March
  • Thesis proposal: The Knowledge and Adherence of the Low-Sodium Diet in Heart Failure Patients After Nutrition Education by Registered Dietitian
  • Epidemiology poster session: What is the association between the type of milk consumed and weight status in 2- to 11- year-old children in NHANES 2009-2010?
  • Seminar: Epidemiology and nutrition trends in China
  • Cultural food presentation: Islam, Hindu and Judaism 
  • Management project presentation in March: National Nutrition Month 2014-2015
  • Cooking demonstration: Julie and Julia Theme

Technology

Clinical-related:

  • EPIC Medical Record System
  • CBORD Foodservice Suite

Research-related:

  • SPSS
  • Microsoft Office (Excel, Words, PowerPoint)

Interface:

  • Windows, Apple, Android

Languages

  • Fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese
  • Conversational in Hokkienese