Leah Anne Cerwinske


Jun 2015

Master of Science, Clinical Nutrition

Rush University Medical Center, College of Health Sciences

Chicago, IL

  • Thesis: “Validity of the Mediterranean Diet Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay (MIND) Tool”
May 2013

Bachelor of Science, Dietetics

Indiana University School of Public Health

Bloomington, IN

  • Honors: School of Public Health Dean’s List; Indiana University Founders Scholar; Indiana University Dean’s List; School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Dean’s List; Hutton Honors College Member; National Society of Collegiate Scholars Member
  • Scholarships totaling $37,000

Work History

Work History
Aug 2013 - Jun 2015

Dietetic Intern

Rush University Medial Center

Chicago, IL

  • Completed 31 weeks in outpatient and inpatient clinical rotations covering diabetes, cardiology, oncology/bone marrow transplant, geriatrics, neurology, gastroenterology, renal, allergy, pediatrics, nutrition support, and neonatal and adult intensive care
  • Completed 10 weeks in food systems management rotations covering patient meal services, retail food systems, hospitality, and production
  • Completed 5 weeks in community rotations involving pediatric diabetes care, integrative cancer treatment, and senior and Head Start nutrition lessons
  • Synthesized knowledge and skills acquired during clinical nutrition program by implementing a management project requiring 120 hours to affect current nutrition and wound management processes
  • Used CBORD and EPIC software systems to coordinate nutrition care for 15-22 patients per day for 4 weeks of staff relief
Jan 2012 - 2013

Physiology Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

Indiana University

Bloomington, IN

  • Guided and facilitated active participation of each student and group in lab activities
  • Answered student questions concerning protocols and concepts directly associated with labs
  • Presented introductory materials and progressive lessons covering blood each semester
  • Scored data sheets and recorded lab scores, attendance, and participation for over 50 students
May 2011 - Aug 2013

Sandwich Artist


Saint John, IN

  • Worked as a team member to complete duties and ensure effective guest service
  • Interacted with diverse groups of people while learning customer service skills
  • Helped increase food and merchandise sales during promotional events
  • Gained valuable foodservice experience related to food safety and equipment



Public Speaking

Able to speak comfortably in a variety of settings.  Examples of presentations given are provided below.

EPIC Systems Corporation

Proficient in navigating EPIC medical records and completing documentation through electronic chart interfaces

CBORD Foodservice Suite

Able to complete menu entry, recipe development, and patient snack and preference ordering activities using CBORD software

Motivational Interviewing

Able to incorporate collaborative conversation and motivational strategies into the nutrition care process to strengthen patients' movements toward their goals

IBM SPSS Statistics Software

Able to complete various statistical analyses using IBM SPSS Statistics Software.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Health Informatics Infrastructure (ANDHII)

Working knowledge of documentation and data entry activities and processes using ANDHII


Community Experiences

Clinical Experiences

Food Service Experiences