Kit that will be provided by Bowdon Parish Church 4. No universal consensus exists on the optimal vitamin D intake or the optimal plasma concentrations of hydroxyvitamin D. Trina Dibbini currently teaches 6th grade reading and social studies in Salina, Kansas. Pediatrics, 5 , From each eligible systematic review or meta-analysis, we abstracted the PubMed ID, first author, journal, year of publication, vitamin D biomarker, population, and outcome examined.
The only graduate school of nutrition in North America, the Friedman School produces trusted science and real-world impact in nutrition. A board-certified cardiologist and epidemiologist, Dr. He has authored nearly scientific publications on dietary fats, foods, and diet patterns; global obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases; and evidence-based and cost-effective dietary policies.
Following his clinical training, he received his MPH from U. Before he was appointed Dean at Tufts in , Dr. The Friedman School pursues cutting-edge research and education from cell to society, including in molecular nutrition, human metabolism, population studies, clinical trials, nutrition interventions and behavior change, communication, food systems and sustainability, global food insecurity, humanitarian crises, and food economics and policy.
Friedman School graduates are active in academics, policy, advocacy, government, industry, public health, community service, and entrepreneurship. From to Christoph Nabholz headed Business Development at the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue, where he and his team were mandated to develop dialogue and debate, with experts at world class institutions, on key insurance industry topics.
The team addressed issues across the many lines of business written by the firm and helped position Swiss Re as a knowledge company and industry leader. From to , he was a postdoctoral research fellow in genomics and functional genetics at Harvard University. Christoph Nabholz received a diploma in biochemistry from the University of Basel and a PhD with honours in molecular genetics from the University of Freiburg in Switzerland.
Her research interests are in the area of health policy and technology assessment, and how to promote high value care, focusing on high risk medical devices as well as the need for inclusion of women in clinical trials of such devices. She has given Congressional testimony multiple times in hearings related to the issue of balancing safety and innovation in medical device approvals.
Dr John Schoonbee is a medical doctor who has been working in the insurance field for about 15 years and directly for reinsurers since He is involved in many aspects of life insurance, including product development, risk and claims assessment, as well as helping with pricing some of the more complex medical life and health products. John coordinates a team of over 30 permanent and consultant medical doctors at Swiss Re, in addition to focusing on key global health topics.
After some years in private medical practice he joined the corporate world which included working at a company that specialised in corporate sick leave management, in its own right, as well as the link to future short and long term disability.
He trained originally in rheumatology and epidemiology. In he moved into genetics and founded the UK Twins Registry of 13, twins, which is the richest collection of genotypic and phenotypic information worldwide. He has demonstrated the genetic basis of a wide range of common complex traits, many previously thought to be mainly due to ageing and environment. His group have found over novel gene loci in over 50 disease areas. His current work focuses on personalised medicine and the microbiome and directs the crowdfunded British Gut microbiome project.
He is a regular blogger, focusing most recently on the microbiome and diet with over 7 million recent downloads. He features regularly in the media www. Gary Taubes is an investigative science and health journalist and co-founder and president of the non-profit Nutrition Science Initiative NuSI.
Taubes began writing and reporting on science and medicine for Discover magazine in He was the first print journalist to win this award three times. His journalism has been included in numerous Best of anthologies, and his books have been translated into two dozen languages.
Taubes has focused his reporting on controversial science and, specifically, the confluence of research in nutrition, obesity, chronic disease and public health policy. He is also the author of Nobel Dreams , and Bad Science Taubes studied applied physics at Harvard as an undergraduate and has an M. He lives in Oakland, California with his wife and two sons. Martin leads a research programme focused on understanding food systems, how they relate to consumers, and whether and how they can be changed to promote healthier diets at a population level.
Martin is a clinical academic, trained in medicine and public health, with broad experience of public health research and practice, and a national and international reputation for his research and leadership. He has a particular interest in the influence of the commercial food system on diet, and how we can achieve a healthier commercial food system.
Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition, Harvard T. Salim Yusuf has led over 50 major international studies in over countries and several of these have changed medical practice. He has published over articles in refereed journals, was the second most cited researcher in the world for and has the 17th highest H factor in history. He is the immediate Past President of the World Heart Federation, where he has been initiating an Emerging Leaders program in countries with the aim of halving the CVD burden globally within a generation.
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Interested in subscribing to our content? Visit our subscription page. Home Events Food for thought: The science and politics of nutrition Back to Home. The science and politics of nutrition 14 - 15 Jun Location: Event and live stream See the photos taken at the event in our picture gallery as well as the videos. You can find all the articles on the BMJ website or take a look through the Food for thought collection below: Presentations Day 1 Thursday, 14 June Presentations Day 2 Friday, 15 June Zoë Harcombe Independent author, researcher and speaker in the field of diet, health and nutrition Dr.
Zoë enjoyed a successful career in blue chip organisations before leaving corporate life in to pursue her passion. Her early career involved international roles in management consultancy, manufacturing and marketing in global organisations, from FMCG to telecoms, before specialising in Personnel and Organisation. This culminated in the publication in of The Obesity Epidemic: How can we stop it? Zoë returned to full time education in to complete a PhD in public health nutrition awarded March A systematic review and meta-analysis.
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Curator , museum director, director of Kettle's Yard. Christian missionary in India, founded the Scottish Church College and played a part in establishing the University of Calcutta. Minister, professor of theology, political economist , and a leader of the Free Church of Scotland. There are definitely many things which you can learn from other people. If teachers and students are guided by this principle, you will be surprised how pleasant life can be.
Brent Teaches with whole hearted passion and recieves the utmost gratitude when he effectuates success in the hearts and minds of his students.
David Bennett is originally from St. He practices yoga, and a lover of nature and servitude. Bennett did his undergraduate studies in Economics with a minor in Statistics from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica.
He is currently a Content Expert for online Ed. In addition to her love of education, she enjoys volunteering and working closely with the special needs community.
Her hobbies include reading, riding her horse and spending quality time with her husband and pets which include a hairless cat, a pitbull and a great dane. Laureen Beyer has worked in the field of education for nearly three decades spanning every level from preschool through elementary, secondary, and adult education, including working with special needs students and English Language Learners.
With experience in English Language Development, Psychology, and Administration, her diverse background provides her a broad base to draw upon in the virtual classroom. She and her husband, Dr. John Beyer, are also well-travelled, furthering her ability to communicate this wealth of real-life expertise with her students.
Beyer is proud to be working with Charisma University. A Dialogue, a study of the role that religious experiences and spiritual transformation play in the writings of Kierkegaard and in Pentecostal theology.
Dannielle Brathwaite is a Business and Management professional who has worked in the international business sector in Barbados for over seven years. Brathwaite has worked with the University of the West Indies as an online tutor, course developer and course coordinator in the Management Studies department. Her research interests include project management, business analysis, international business and economic development and she is an active member of the Project Management Institute and the Academy of International Business.
La'Sondrick Bridges has a proven track record of pushing students toward success. His influence on students grew out of his early coaching experience. Department of Juvenile Justice and Justice Delinquency Prevention that aims to provide positive male role models to youth.
Starting "from scratch," La'Sondrick grew Columbia's program to include more than mentors and over young males. La'Sondrick says that mentoring is all about compassion and showing unselfish concern for the welfare of others: More than that, they want to know you care", he continued.
La'Sondrick's business skills have proven to be valuable as he regularly works with budgets, statistical analysis, and many other concepts. Those same skills have allowed La'Sondrick's CBM program in Columbia, South Carolina to have continued success until when the government funded grant program came to an end.
He has spent over 15 years working in education in different capacities including teaching, mentoring, and training. La'Sondrick currently teaches high school business education and is a Lab instructor for E courses on-line.
La'Sondrick has coached high school basketball and football for 12 years. La'Sondrick Bridges utilizes the knowledge and experiences that he has gained through his host of educational and professional experiences to help young people realize their potential and reach their goals. Jason Cade was born and raised in southern Ohio. He is enrolled in a Walden University Doctorate of Business Administration program with a concentration in accounting and is anticipating graduating in Cade is the managing partner of a financial services and fraud examination firm.
He has over three years of fraud examination and forensic accounting work experience. His work experience also includes four years as a staff accountant in which he prepared quarterly statements, performed payroll duties, and valuation services. Cade also holds a series-seven and sixty-six licenses. These licenses are required to be a registered stockbroker and financial advisor. His work experience also includes being a stockbroker at a publicly traded firm. The higher education experience Mr.
Cade has is very diverse. He has been teaching online and traditional in-seat courses for over six years. His work experience includes creating, writing, and developing online course curriculum. Cade has also written published video scripts for an accounting education video series. Cade and his wife have two great most of the time children. They try to have fun and remember the important things in our daily lives. Cade and his family enjoy golfing, snow skiing, and swimming.
Camper is an educator with a special interest in curriculum and instruction. Camper has served teacher, administration, and mentor for over ten years in K Instruction. Thus, while serving the students of low socioeconomic status. He is currently conducting research on the effects of technology in education and its impact on school reform.
Camper is an advocate for World Wide Education Reform and using technology to increase education to the world. Charisma University is ecstatic about sharing his knowledge and experiences with the students of our University. Professor Carlson is currently employed in the criminal justice field in law enforcement.
He graduated with a B. His passions in life are his family, criminal investigations, and soccer. Copp spent a long career in law enforcement. He holds masters' degrees in education and psychology and doctorates in clinical psychology and sacred theology. Copp holds certifications as an airline transport pilot, flight instructor, and military command pilot. He volunteers at a medical clinic serving the underinsured and specializes in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Copp is currently a battalion chaplain serving the Maryland Army National Guard where he holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He lives in West Chester, PA. My time at Capella was spent entirely online so I am very familiar with the time commitment and other issues associated with completing a degree online.
It is not easy, but it is very rewarding. I have been teaching online for over 13 years now. My professional background includes some time in the insurance industry and a position as a project manager for a major ERP software implementation. I also own a small self-storage business just outside of Cincinnati.
Professionally I am a board member of two organizations, conduct presentations on various topics, and write course curriculum. My research interests include writing about social media. My family life is somewhat unique. My wife and I have six kids, but four are adopted.
We have our older son and daughter who is in college. Then in we added two little girls from Russia who are now ages 10 and 9. And then very recently we added two little boys from Africa ages 8 and 6.
They took over two years to get paperwork completed, so we were very excited when we found out they would finally make it home. In my free time I stay active by playing soccer for exercise, and singing in both a barbershop chorus and barbershop quartet.
All the activities keep me out of trouble Jennifer Cuculich received her B. She received her J. Cuculich published an article on the Fair Credit Reporting Act and served as an advocate for children while in law school. She went on to practice law at a major Chicago law firm. Cuculich recently earned her M.
Interests include medicinal plants and pharmacological extraction of medicines. Majored in Environmental Sciences. Very proficient as an adjunct professor with high technical and presentation abilities. Extracurricular activities include hobbies like coin and stamp collecting along with sports. Trained athlete in triathlon sports of swimming, running, and bicycling.
Enjoyments include traveling, reading, and the internet. Kristi Dean is a seasoned educator with 12 years of teaching experience in the classroom, online and in an international setting. Among her career highlights is having the opportunity to educate students at the University of Shanghai Science and Technology in China.
In addition, to her teaching experience she has delivered over 13 conference presentations throughout the United States as well as internationally at Oxford University, England and Hong Kong, China. He earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in education from Shippensburg University, and a doctorate of education in curriculum and instruction from Liberty University.
Brumfield has worked as an educator in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania working with a diverse population of disadvantaged students. He has also worked as an educator of students with autism and English learners.
As an educator, Dr. Brumfield has worked on several curriculum writing committees and held the position of a data and instruction specialist and technology facilitator. His dissertation focused on evaluating the effectiveness of a response to intervention instructional model. The topic of her dissertation explores religious moral worlds and their encounter with 'modernity' through the discourse of affliction and exorcisms. Her future research prospects will investigate the construction of illness and healing in Ethiopian Orthodox Christian exorcisms through the framework of analytical psychology and Patristics.
Her long-term vision is to create a platform where healing practitioners from mostly non-Western traditions find ways to collaborate with depth psychologists and theologians.
DeShay has over thirty years of experience in marketing in various industries: She has a passion towards the success of students and believes it originates from the instructor's ability to gain influence, buy-in, and communicating to students that their thoughts and opinions matter, which strengthens the learning partnerships. He has also completed a one year residency in Clinical Pastoral Education.
He is a minister with over twenty years of experience. His background includes involvement in a variety of leadership positions within the church and hospital, hospice, and correctional ministry, working alongside others to accomplish the goal of ministry.
He has experience as a pastor, educator, chaplain and spiritual caregiver. His strongest gifts are leadership, preaching, teaching, and pastoral care and counseling.
He has a leadership style that is decisive, collegial, and solution oriented. While serving as a staff chaplain at Saint Louis University Hospital he served as adjunct faculty for an annual Death and Dying module taught to the second year medical students at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. In addition he participated in an annual medical ethics training seminar for first year medical residents.
Additionally, he was a preceptor for The Clinical Pastoral Education students at Saint Louis University Hospital and taught didactic sessions on spiritual assessment and pastoral care of hospital patients.
For several years he was a certified instructor in Healthy Interventions. A class that taught hospital staff how to deal with potentially violent and volatile situations. He is passionate about pastoral care and education of ministers and believes that every minister should have professional and clinical training. Upon his graduation, he launched his own company KMS-Group, a successful provider of professional services for conventions, business meetings and marketing events for the private and corporate sectors.
As a community volunteer he currently facilitates ESOL classes and has developed Financial Literacy seminars for minorities and foreign nationals to help them understand and successfully navigate American culture and finance systems.
Murad Dibbini was born and raised in Southern California. Throughout his ten-year career in Higher Education, Murad has worked with students and families of all ages, helping them realize the importance and the value of a College education.
His dedication to students along with his passion for student success allows him to be a positive educator. He continues to help students achieve their dreams, in hopes that they see education as their door to a brighter future.
Trina Dibbini, originally from Baldwin, Kansas where she graduated from high school, proceeded to Salina, Kansas where she currently lives. Trina Dibbini currently teaches 6th grade reading and social studies in Salina, Kansas.
She has been teaching for 9 years and has taught 1st grade, 4th grade, 8th grade history, and 6th grade reading and social studies.
Trina Dibbini also coached sports at various levels. She has been a middle school basketball coach, high school volleyball coach, and a college volleyball coach. She worked as a drug and alcohol counselor for St. Francis Academy boys home; led support groups, interventions, and one on one counseling sessions. She has worked with students and families of all ages and believes that all students, any age and level, can learn.
She is married and has two amazing children. Dimitriadis' main focus of interest and research is disease history. She was born and raised in Southwest Virginia but has lived in South Carolina with her husband and two sons for the last seventeen years.
Dimitriadis has been teaching at the two and four year college level for the last eleven years and has a real passion for conveying her love of history, humanities and public health to her students.
Her hobbies include travel, reading, watching movies and television, walking, scrapbooking, couponing and spending time with friends and family.
Julia Edwards comes to Charisma with a variety of teaching and learning experiences. She graduated with a double Bachelor's degree with high honors from University of Southern Maine, where she studied International Relations and Political Science. From there she was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to teach at various schools in and around Oslo, Norway for a year.
Julia currently works as a Learning and Advising Specialist at a college in Maine, but has continued to stay connected to the international relations discipline through freelance projects with colleagues at the United Nations.
D-Educational Instruction at Argosy University. Daniel Else has over 20 years experience as an educator including psychology, research methods, motivation, education and English and 10 years experience in sales and marketing. For the University, Dr. I sincerely hope that the learning experiences at this University will enable my public health peers to make significant contributions to their public health systems and population health status in their home countries," writes Dr.
Fant is a Federal Civil Servant and public health epidemiologist, public health statistician, and public health administrator. The views expressed by Dr. Fant at this institution and in the courses that he may teach are his own and do not represent the official position of the US Government. In the area of psychology and pastoral counseling Dr. Fucci is considered an expert by the US Department of Defense in the assessment and treatment of PTSD with over 19 years of experience treating our military soldiers, airmen and sailors.
Fucci held a Registered Psychologist certification in California in order to complete his hours of pre-doctoral and post-doctoral requirements for licensure in California as a psychologist he also has taken several courses in Crisis Intervention and Peers Support and holds membership in the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, the International Honor Society in Psychology Psi Chi as a lifetime member and is a member of Mensa.
For the past 26 years. Gary became a born-again Christian in January at the age of 20, and began attending Calvary Chapel in California. As their services were only two per week at that time, he was quite hungry for the Word of God and for fellowship, so he also visited many other churches in those early days, and has kept on doing this throughout his Christian experience. He has been exposed to, and has taught and led worship in, many different types of churches and denominations over time.
For the first few years he performed special music and ran a Sunday School in a Baptist-style church. After a change in pastoral leadership, he was eventually ordained as assistant pastor Concurrent with that time, he was also helping with church planting as a worship leader in a Four Square church, a Vineyard, a Baptist-style community church, as well as pastoring house churches and homeless outreaches.
In , Gary went to Vancouver to continue full-time study at Regent College under his favorite theologians: Gary was accepted into the D. Theol dissertation program at Univ.
In recent years he has been involved mostly in house churches. Gary has written many songs, and has translated the Psalms from the original Hebrew and put them into verse.
Nearly all are in rhyme patterns, so as to easily be set to music when the need or opportunity arises for that particular psalm. Gary's main emphases for teaching are in the areas of Bible and theology. Goodrich is an Anglican Dominican priest who teaches on religion, philosophy, ethics, literature, psychology, and spirituality in a variety of venues, academic and popular.
He has taught graduate and undergraduate students, in both residential and online settings. His articles have appeared in a number of North American publications, as well as a number of popular websites. George Gonzalez has been in the field of pastoral ministry as a catholic priest for twenty five years. Thus, his wonderful Hispanic background lends itself to his joyful sense of humor and serene personality.
Amongst his many gifts he brings to our fine University the gift of academia. He has several college degrees from a B. He has also been listed in one of the yearly editions of International Who's Who of Professionals in the past. He has received several awards for being the outstanding pastoral musician and leader. His peers have recognized Dr Guay as an expert in many areas of the disciplines of accounting and finance who has taught virtually all accounting and finance courses.
Dr Guay has been a trailblazer through the implementation of accrual accounting within the Government of Canada. Doug Hall is a graduate of John F. Kennedy University Campbell campus Clinical Psychology Prior to attending JFKU, Doug worked in a family-run business, selling computer hardware and helping manage the sales team and assist with business strategy.
Doug trained at the Process Therapy Institute where he learned the Process model of therapy, which forms the basis of his consulting and teaching philosophy, especially the being side of the model. After leaving the counseling world, he returned to doing various sales jobs.
Throughout his selling career, he learned various sales techniques and learned about the aptitudes required for various professions, including those for therapists and salespeople. For the past several years, he has been meditating and learning Buddhist ideas and principles, including many that are used with professional golfers as taught in Zen Golf. In fact, this is the driving force behind his work with small businesses and students.
For the past 10 years, Doug has been working in small businesses as a freelancer and consultant in sales, marketing and planning. He represents companies both here in the US and China , does business introductions and manages projects.
In two of the last 5 years, Doug has lived in China where he taught Business Strategy and Human Resource Development to community college students and taught business owners and professionals conversational English, resulting in increased confidence. He was furthering his functional Mandarin skills as well. Feel free to visit his website at www. His hometown is Hoopeston, Illinois, located about miles directly south of Chicago. It is a small rural community of about 6, people.
Feeling like he was not ready for college when he graduated from High School, he joined the U. Air Force for four years to qualify for the old GI Bill to pay for his college education upon returning to Illinois. At about the 14 year point in his career, he was selected to attend Officers' Training School and received a commission in the U. After twenty-two years, he retired from the Air Force and settled his family into their newly adopted "home-town" of Loveland, Colorado.
He lived in Loveland for 14 years and moved to the Pacific Northwest in until moving to Hawaii in He also had the opportunity to live in California, Washington state, Texas, The Azores islands in the middle of the Atlantic , Turkey twice , and the beautiful state of Colorado on numerous occasions.
He moved nine times during the 22 years he was in the Air Force which caused him to take classes from eight different institutions of higher learning. He completed his undergraduate degree in business accounting. He also completed a graduate degree in Management. He then took some additional course work in accounting over a period of about three years and then "sat" for the Certified Public Accountant CPA exam and passed it on his first attempt.
He became a licensed C. He taught for the University of Maryland while stationed in the Azores. Additionally, he has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in accounting and business for Regis University in Denver, Colorado, from to the present both in the traditional classroom and online.
He currently owns a small C. He derives a lot of enjoyment in helping people learn about the world of accounting and the opportunities it provides. He is married and has two sons, three step-sons and five grand-children.
In his spare time, he enjoys watching movies with his wife, hiking in the mountains of Oahu, snorkeling, and reading. He is an active member of his Faith and serves it in many different administrative roles.
Hamaker is former U. Air Force, having served honorably in various training director positions around the globe. He maintains a passion for instilling the importance of lifelong learning, and serves as a subject matter expert on items taught. Hamaker believes in inspiring students, and helping them to develop, express, and exchange their ideas. Hamaker has served as a professor at the United States Air Force Air University, and numerous international universities. His educational focus is on online education leadership and student engagement in online classes.
He was the Associate Dean of Education at Carrington College in Mesa Arizona and has taught hundreds of face-to-face and online classes. He currently lives with his family in Chandler Arizona, but they spend much of their time traveling. He is a writer, business consultant, and avid gardener. His family works with other foster care families to provide respite care for kids in need. Most of all he loves to spend time reading, meeting with students, and learning new things. He is excited to be part of Charisma University and to contribute to the learning community here.
Her career path has been in the mental health and theology field. She is licensed as a Marital and Family Therapist in two states and has supervised students in practicums and licensure candidates. She has taught in over six universit ies both online and traditional courses over the past 16 years.
She also completed a two year postgraduate program in marriage and family therapy approved by the Commission on the Accreditation of Marriage and Family Therapy. Aneka Hutchinson a School Administrator and Lecturer by profession with valuable experience working in higher education and delivering vocational programs.
During her teaching profession she has been exposed to multiple teaching platforms used for online delivery. Aneka Hutchinson values lifelong learning, demonstration of competency and quality. She strongly believes that teaching and learning is a process and not a one-off activity. Students are unique and they come to the classroom with different learning styles and as such she ensures that she is prepared to meet these differences with the appropriate teaching strategies.
Aneka Hutchinson completed a BSc. She further completed a MSc. It is her desire to pursue further studies in instructional technology so as to facilitate learning both the traditional classroom and online. Ilyasova is highly credentialed and creative professional with exemplary record of training in higher education, administration and institutional advancement.
Ilyasova possesses over eleven years of teaching experience in the numerous courses in the area of Management, Economics, Business, Math, Accounting and Health Care. In addition to her extensive teaching experience, she holds PhD degree in Business Administration with Major in Accounting and Finance.
She has strong passion for education and believes that all students have the ability to reach their goals if instructed by the right person. Aside from education and career experience, Dr. Ilyasova enjoys playing piano, which is her professional hobby. Dessi has more than thirteen years of experience teaching English to international students from all over the world. Dessi has expertise in teaching general and academic English courses.
She has been involved for a long time in teaching academic writing and oral communication courses to graduate and undergraduate students, as well as to students who are about to enter university faculty programs.