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Rikki Minkler

Looking to implement evidence-based, individualized nutrition-related care in the Veteran population within an interdisciplinary setting.

Education

Sep 2014Jun 2015

Dietetic Intern (40 Hrs/Week)

Memphis VA Medical Center
  • Delivered medical nutrition therapy at this ACEND accredited program, using the nutrition care process in a variety of settings within the VA system including primary care, surgical and medicine wards, outpatient nutrition clinics and home based primary care as well as a variety of community settings for a total of 1, 340 practice hours.
  • Contributed to best practices via research regarding appetite stimulants and kidney disease and research evaluating effectiveness of iron supplements on wound healing.
  • Protected confidentiality and security of healthcare information in accordance with HIPAA.
Aug 2010May 2014

B.S. Human Environmental Science

University of Arkansas
  • Completed the Didactic Program at the University of Arkansas, which has been fully accredited by ACEND.
  • Final GPA: 3.92

Work experience

May 2013May 2014

Middle School Girl Intern (12-15 Hrs/Week)

University Baptist Church
  • Organized social events and implemented a mentorship program called, “Student Spotlight” that consisted of home visits and weekly video interviews of middle school students.
  • Coordinated weekly team meetings with The Middle leadership team.
Jun 2014Sep 2014

Server (25-30 Hrs/Week)

El Chico Café
  • Answered questions about extensive menu, including daily specials and food allergies.
  • Participated in a team-work environment to help the restaurant run efficiently.
Jun 2011Feb 2012

Cashier (20-30 Hrs/Week)

Zaxby's
  • Provided quality customer service in a fast-paced, high volume environment. 
  • Performed opening and closing duties.
Aug 2011Jan 2012

Childcare Provider (10 Hrs/Week)

The New School-Preschool
  • Led children in intellectually stimulating activities.
  • Used positive and effective communication when working with parents.
May 2011Sep 2011

Cashier (10-15 Hrs/Week)

Papa John's
  • Answered phones and prepared pizzas to customer's specifications.

Skills

Public Speaking
  • Presented complex information to clinical nutrition staff multiple times throughout dietetic internship
Research

Current Research projects include:

  • Impact of Iron Supplementation in Wound Healing with and without Ascorbic Acid Supplementation
  • Effectiveness of Appetite Stimulants in Improving Nutrition Status in Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease
Computer
  • Word, Excel, Publisher, Power Point, Outlook, Social Media VISTA, CPRS, and Computrition