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  • Dietetic Internship Director

Curriculum Vitae:

  • Education:
    • M.S. in Clinical Nutrition. University of Chicago. 1982.
    • B.S. in Nutrition Science. Penn State University. 1975.
    • Registered Dietitian, licensed in Maryland and Washington, DC.
    Research Interests: The use of technology/ social media to support dietetic practice, and nutrition informatics education.

    Representative Publications/Presentations at Professional Meetings:
    • Ayres, E, Greer-Carney, J, Fatzinger-McShane, P, Miller, A, Turner, P. (2012) Nutrition Informatics Competencies across All Levels of Practice: A National Delphi Study. J. Acad. Nutr. Diet. 112(12): 2042-2053. (peer- reviewed paper)
    • Belloli, A, Herskowitz, R, Worthington, L, Fatzinger McShane, P.  (2015) URL Shorteners and Analytics: What Two Dietetic Interns Learned Through a Technology Assignment. J.Acad. Nutr. Diet. 115 (Suppl. 2): A-14. (abstract)
    • Spence, A, Fatzinger McShane, P. (2015) UP@JAWBONE: Combined Tracking of Activity and Intake in Private Practice, Research or an Internship. J. Acad. Nutr. Diet. 115 (Suppl. 2): A-15. (abstract)
    • Fatzinger McShane, P, Worthington, L. (2015) Using a Communication and Informatics Workshop to Promote Knowledge and Professionalism in Supervised Practice Students. J. Acad. Nutr. Diet. 115 (Suppl. 2): A-15. (abstract)
    • Fatzinger McShane, P,  Worthington, L, Wilson, S, Schneider, JK. (2014)  Tracking "Competencies for the Registered Dietitians: (CRD) in "Real Time": Interns Utilized DropBox with Success and Confidence. J.Acad. Nutr. Diet. 114 (Suppl. 2): A-19. (abstract)
    • Fatzinger McShane P, Schneider, JK, Holland, C, Wilson, S, Pellechia, K.(2013) Use of Online Technology Programs/Tools to Enhance Efficiency and Reach a Wider Audience.  J. Acad. Nutr. Diet. 115 (Suppl. 2): A-15. (abstract)
    • Beaver, B, Swan, M, Holland, C, Pellechia, K, Fatzinger McShane, P.(2013)  Knovio: Generating Your Free Webinars for Today or Next Week. J. Acad. Nutr. Diet. 113 (Suppl. 3): A-17. (abstract)
    • Vargas, J, Fatzinger McShane, P, Schneider, JK, Pellechia, K.  (2013) Infographics: Presenting Data Visually to Keep the Reader Engaged. J. Acad. Nutr. Diet.  113 (Suppl. 3): A-67. (abstract)
    • Holland, C, Pellechia, K, Schneider, J, Wilson, S, Fatzinger McShane, P. (2013) Intern Blogs: Communicating New Technology Tools to a Broader Professional Audience.  J. Acad. Nutr. Diet. 113 (Suppl. 3): A-67. (abstract)
    • Izer, E, Fatzinger McShane, P, Wilson, SE.  (2012) Eyejot Video Email: Making Your Message More Effective with Visual and Sound Effects. J. Acad. Nutr. Diet. 2112 (Suppl 3): A-18. (abstract)
    • Hogan, L, Fatzinger McShane P.  (2012) Creating an Online Resume for Your Email Signature: Virtually Market Your Skills to Future Employers with VisualCV. J. Acad. Nutr. Diet. 112 (Suppl. 3): A-18. (abstract)
    • Wincheski, E, Fatzinger McShane, P.  (2012) Using a Mobile Technology Tool to Organize, Schedule and Share from Anywhere. J. Acad. Nutr. Diet. 112 (Suppl 3): A-19. (abstract)
    • Fatzinger McShane, P, Worthington, L, Braunscheidel, E, Sargent, C, Paleg, B. (2012) Technology to Support Practice: Dietetic Interns Train Extension Staff in Social Media and Technology Tool Use to Enhance Marketing and Time Management.  J. Acad. Nutr. Diet. 112 (Suppl. 3): A-96. (abstract)
    • Gill, R, Fatzinger McShane, P.  (2011) An Emerging Technology Tool for Online Self-Marketing: Market Yourself with More than Business Cards. J. Am. Diet. Assoc. 111(9): A-18. (abstract)
    • Fortunato, K, Fatzinger McShane, P. (2011) New Technology Tool to Personalize Your Web Experience. J. Am. Diet. Assoc. 111(9): A-19. (abstract)
    • Meassick, K, Fatzinger McShane, P, Butler, L, Liu, J. (2011) Creating Tailored RSS Feeds Specific to Clients’ Interests and Needs Using Yahoo! Pipes: One Intern’s Experience. J. Am. Diet. Assoc. 111(9): A-19. (abstract)
    • Sielbeck-Vimini, C, Fatzinger McShane, P, Haven, J. (2011) Monitoring Public Response to the Release of Federal Nutritional Guidance by Analyzing the Blogosphere. J. Am. Diet. Assoc. 111(9): A-19. (abstract)
    • Mushkat, R, Worthington, L, Fatzinger McShane, P. (2010) Effective Facebook Fan Pages: A New Way to Market Your Organization and Your Message. J. Am. Diet. Assoc.  110(9): A-21. (abstract)
    • Worthington, L, Fatzinger McShane, P, Pellechia, K. (2010) Using Twitter to Market an Internship in the 21st Century: One Internship’s Venture into Web 20 Technology. J. Am. Diet .Assoc. 110(9): A-20. (abstract)
    • Leone, A, Fatzinger McShane, P, Haven, J, Britten, P. (2010) Dietetic Internship Information Management and Technology Training at a Federal Agency: Skills to Advance Practicing Dietitians into the 21st Century. J. Am. Diet. Assoc. 110(9): A-20. (abstract)
    • Fatzinger McShane, P, Worthington, L, Schneider, J, Braunscheidel, E, Lachenmayr, L. (2010) Training Dietetic Interns to Be Community Educators: Utilizing One State’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed) to Expose Dietetic Interns to “Nutrition Across the Life Span” in a Community-based Setting with a Technology Twist. J. Am. Diet. Assoc. 110(9): A-22. (abstract)
    • Schneider J, Stapley, D, Lachenmayr, L, Fatzinger McShane, P. (2009) Writing Articles for One’s State Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-ED) Website: Another Approach to Teaching Dietetic Interns Communication Skills to Reach Persons of Limited Literacy. J Am Diet Assoc. 109(9): A-18. (abstract)
    • Fatzinger McShane, P, Paleg, B, Scarpero, C, Stapley, D, Schneider, J, Pellechia, K.(2009) Internship Interactive Web-conferencing Open Houses: The Next Step in Cost-Effective Recruitment Applicable to Hospital and Community Clinics. J Am Diet Assoc. 109(9): A-18. (abstract)
    • Bolden, K, Clogg, E, Fatzinger McShane, P, Stapley, D, Scarpero, C. (2009) Developing a Professional Facebook to Market and Internship Program: What Interns Learn in the Process. J Am Diet Assoc. 108(9): A-69. (abstract)
    • Burdg J, England L, Fatzinger McShane PE, et al. (2008) Customer Satisfaction in Long Term Care: Interns Learn How to Use Survey Information to Drive the Business. J Am Diet Assoc. 108(9): A-69. (abstract)
    • Carlson J, Heeschen E, Fatzinger McShane PE. (2008). Communicating to Generation Y: Dietetic Interns Dissect YouTube Videos to Define What is Necessary to Use it as a Communication Medium. J Am Diet Assoc. 108(9): A-17. (abstract)
    • Cohen M, Flowers P, Fatzinger McShane PE, Otolski L. (2008). Shopping Smart: Dietetic Interns Utilize Learner-centered Education for Male Clients undergoing residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation. J Am Diet Assoc. 108(9): A-101. (abstract)
    • England L, Scarpero C, Fatzinger McShane PE. (2008). Intern Blog: An Innovative Approach to Market and Inform. J Am Diet Assoc. 108(9): A-17. (abstract)
    • Lesako G, Fliehman H, Fatzinger McShane PE. (2008). Dietetic Interns Step out of the Box to Create an Employee Wellness Program: Barriers, Challenges and Lessons Learned. J Am Diet Assoc. 108(9): A-102. (abstract)
    • Scarpero C, Fatzinger McShane PE, Stapley D. (2008). Recruitment in the 21st Century: Second Year Results Utilizing Technology to Market a Program Applicable the General Recruiting. J Am Diet Assoc. 108(9): A-16. (abstract)
    • Stapley D, Fatzinger McShane PE, and Scarpero C. (2007). Recruitment in the twenty-first century: Using Technology to Market Your Program and Your Positions. J Am Diet Assoc 107(8) A-16. (abstract)
    • Walker J, Fatzinger McShane PE, et al. (2007). Eat Smart, Be Fit: Web-Based Nutrition Education for Limited Income Families. J Am Diet Assoc 107(8): A-17. (abstract)
    • Fatzinger McShane PE and Scarpero C. (2005). Electronic Portfolio: A Paperless Portfolio for Interns to Track Accomplishments and Market Themselves. J Am Diet Assoc 105(8): A-37. (abstract)
    Current Support:
    • USDA, University of Maryland Food Stamp Nutrition Education Contract. $3,450 for 10/01/2014 to 9/30/2015.
    Outreach Activities:
    • Monthly healthy food and budgeting presentations to food stamp eligible participants in Baltimore City via the Maryland FSNE/ SNAP-Ed program.
    • Interns actively participate in outreach activities during supervised rotations at DC Central Kitchen, Moveable Feast, PG County Office on Aging, Montgomery County Office on Aging and Campus Dining Services Sustainability Program.
    • Interns participate annually at Maryland Day in Ag Alley representing NFSC.
    Professional Membership:
    • The American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association)
    • The Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the Maryland Dietetic Association)
    • The Maryland Dietitians in Health Care Communities (MD DHCC)
    • The National Restaurant Association, Faculty Member (past)
    Professional Activities:
    • Chair, MD DHCC (2015-2016)
    • Invited Member, ADA/AND Nutrition Informatics Committee (2010-2013)
    • Technical Expert Collaborative, USDA/CNPP Nutrition Evidence Library (2010-2012)
    • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Area 6 Outstanding Educator Award to Internship Directors, 2012.
    • University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources: On Campus Staff Excellence Award, May 2011.
    • Maryland State Board of Dietetic Practice, Appointed by the General Assembly, 2000-2004, Elected Vice-Chair, 2003.
    • Outstanding Dietitian of the Year, The Maryland Dietetic Association, 1998.
    • Herbert & Lillian Powell Fellowship, The University of Chicag, 1982.
    • Martha F. Trulson Scholarship, The American Dietetic Association, 1982.

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