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NFSC Dietetic Internship Director

Nutrition & Food Science 0112 Skinner Building 4300 Chapel Lane College Park, Maryland 20742-7521

Off Campus office: Towson, MD

Expertise

  • Dietetic Internship Education
  • Nutrition Informatics
  • IPE: Interprofessional Education
  • Internship site - https://www.nfsc.umd.edu/dietetic-internship

Education

  • M.S. in Clinical Nutrition. University of Chicago. 1982.
  • B.S. in Nutrition Science. Penn State University. 1975.
  • Registered Dietitian, licensed in Maryland.

Awards

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  • George E. Thibault, MD Nexus Award for UMD Interprofessional Team Care Clinics: National Center for Inter-professional Practice and Education.  (https://summit2020.nexusipe.org/nexus-awards/george-thibault-md-nexus-award), June 2020.
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics FNCE conference: Abstract-Poster Award, 2017.
  • 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 Chicago, 1982.
  • Martha F. Trulson Scholarship, The American Dietetic Association, 1982.

    Professional Leadership

    2021-2022 – Past Chair, Maryland Dietitians in Health Care Communities, MAND

    2020-2022 – National Advisor, BADD: Boston Alliance for Diversity in Dietetics

    2020-2021 – Chair, Maryland Dietitians in Health Care Communities, MAND

    2019-2020 – Chair-elect, Maryland Dietitians in Health Care Communities, MAND

    2019-2020 - Lead Regional Nutrition Director, Nutrition Educator & Preceptors (NDEP) Council

    2018-2020 - Regional Nutrition Director, Nutrition Educator and Preceptors (NDEP) Council, AND: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    2016-2017 - Past Chair, Maryland Dietitians in Health Care Communities, MAND

    2015-2016 - Chair, Maryland Dietitians in Health Care Communities, MAND

    2014-2015 – Chair-elect, Maryland Dietitians in Health Care Communities, MAND                      

    2013-2014 – Nominating Chair, Maryland Dietitians in Health Care Communities, MAND

    2012-2013 – Invited Member, AND Coding & Coverage Committee – produced educator toolkit

    2010-2013 - Appointed Member (by ADA/AND president), Nutrition Informatics Committee

    2010-2011 - Technical Expert Collaborative, USDA CNPP Nutrition Evidence Library

    2006-2018 - Chair, Maryland Academy of Nutrition Dietetics (MAND) PAC

    2003-2004 – Vice-Chair (elected), Maryland State Board of Dietetic Practice

    2000-2004 – Appointed member (by Governor), Maryland State Board of Dietetic Practice

    1995-1998 - Appointed Member, Maryland Medicaid Waiver Committee, State of Maryland

    1994-1998 - Member, Hotel & Restaurant Advisory Committee, Anne Arundel Community College

    1991-1993 - Member, Nutrition Advisory Committee, Morgan State University

    1989-1998 - Chair, Legislative Committee, The Maryland Dietetic Association

    1985-1986 - Newsletter Co-editor, DPG-52: “Nutrition Education of the Public”, ADA/AND

     

    Professional Memberships

    • 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)

    Publications

    PUBLICATIONS

    Professional Publications (peer-reviewed): Papers

    Ayres, E, Greer-Carney, J, Fatzinger-McShane, P, Miller, A, Turner, P.  Nutrition

    Informatics Competencies across All Levels of Practice: A National Delphi Study.  J. Acad. Nutr. Diet. 2012; 112 (12): 2042-2053.

    Fatzinger, P. “Reimbursement for Outpatient Services”. Top. Clin. Nutr. 1996; 11(2):43-47.

    Fatzinger, P, Kammer, A, Garrett, M. Development and Use of Preprinted Forms and Adhesive Labels in Medical Record Charting. J. Am. Diet. Assoc. 1992; 92(8): 962-965.

    Buckley, D.C., Kudsk, K.A., Rose, B.A. Fatzinger, P. et al.  “Anthropometric and Computerized Tomographic Measurements of Lower Extremity Lean Body Mass”.  J. Am. Diet. Assoc. 1987; 87(2): 196-199.

    Fatzinger, P., DeMeester, T. , Darakjian H, Iascone C, Golomb HM, Little AG. “The Use of Serum Albumin for Further Classification of Stage III Non Oat Cell Lung Cancer”.  Ann. Thor. Surg.  1984; 37(2):115-122.

    Fatzinger, P. “Letter to the Editor: Reducing Tube Feeding Anxiety”.  Nutr. Supp. Serv. 1982; 2(7): 9.

     

               

    Professional Publications (peer-reviewed): Abstracts

    Fatzinger McShane, P, Geer, J, Rowley, J. State Dietetic Practice Group Gets Involved in State Regulation Revisions: Relevant, Vital and Never Dull.  JAND 2017; 117 (9 Suppl. 1): A-13.

    Worthington, L, McShane, P.  Interns Learn new Technology Approaches to Increase Reach and Assess Social Media Impact.  J. Acad. Nutr. Diet. 2016; 116 (9 Suppl. 1): A-83.

    Fatzinger McShane, P, Gathogo, A, Rowley, J.  Promotion Professionalism through involvement in Professional Meetings with an Informatics Twist. J. Acad. Nutr. Diet. 2016; 116 (9 Suppl. 1): A-91.

    Dillon, M, Haley, E, Fatzinger McShane, P.  Nutrition Information Aggregation via RSS Feed Readers: What Two Dietetic Interns Learned.  J. Acad. Nutr. Diet. 2016; 116 (9 Suppl. 1): A-88.

    Belloli, A, Herskowitz, R, Worthington, L, Fatzinger McShane, P.  URL Shorteners and Analytics: What Two Dietetic Interns Learned Through a Technology Assignment. J. Acad. Nutr. Diet. 2015; 115 (9 Suppl. 2): A-14.

    Spence, A, Fatzinger McShane, P. UP@BY JAWBNE: Combined Tracking of Activity and Intake in Private practice, Research or an Internship. J. Acad. Nutr. Diet. 2015; 115 (9 Suppl. 2): A-15.

    Fatzinger McShane, P, Worthington, L.  Using a Communication and Informatics Workshop to Promote Knowledge and Professionalism in Supervised Practice Students. J. Acad. Nutr. Diet. 2015; 115 (9 Suppl. 2): A-14.

    Fatzinger McShane, P, Worthington, L, Wilson, S, Schneider, JK.  Tracking “Competencies for the Registered Dietitians” (CRD) in “Real Time”: Interns Utilize Dropbox with Success and Confidence. J. Acad. Nutr. Diet. 2014; 114 (Suppl. 2): A-19.

    Fatzinger McShane, P, Schneider JK, Holland, C, Wilson, S, Pellechia, K. Use of Online Technology Programs/ Tools to Enhance Efficiency and Reach a Wider Audience.  (abstract) J. Acad. Nutr. Diet. 2013; 113 (Suppl. 3): A-68.

    Beaver, B, Swan, M, Holland, C, Pellechia, K, Fatzinger McShane, P.  Knovio: Generating

    Your Free Webinars for Today or Next Week.  J. Acad. Nutr. Diet. 2013; 113 (Suppl. 3): A-17.

    Vargas, J, Fatzinger McShane, P, Schneider, JK, Pellechia, K.  Infographics: Presenting Data Visually to Keep the Reader Engaged. J. Acad. Nutr. Diet. 2013; 113 (Suppl. 3): A-67.

    Holland, C, Pellechia, K, Schneider, J, Wilson, S, Fatzinger McShane, P.  Intern Blogs: Communicating New Technology Tools to a Broader Professional Audience.  J. Acad. Nutr. Diet. 2013; 113 (Suppl. 3): A-67.

    Izer, E, Fatzinger McShane, P, Wilson, SE.  Eyejot Video Email: Making Your Message More Effective with Visual and Sound Effects. (Abstract) J Acad. Nutr. Diet. 2012; 112 (suppl 3): A-18.

     

    Hogan, L, Fatzinger McShane P.  Creating an Online Resume for Your Email Signature: Virtually Market Your Skills to Future Employers with VisualCV. (Abstract) J Acad. Nutr. Diet 2012; 112 (suppl 3): A-18.

    Wincheski, E, Fatzinger McShane, P.  Using a Mobile Technology Tool to Organize,

    Schedule and Share from Anywhere.(Abstract) J Acad. Nutr. Diet. 2012; 112 (suppl. 3): A-19.

    Fatzinger McShane, P, Worthington, L, Braunscheidel, E, Sargent, C, Paleg, B.  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. 2012; 112 (suppl. 3): A-96.

    Gill, R, Fatzinger McShane, P.  An Emerging Technology Tool for Online Self-Marketing: Market Yourself with More than Business Cards.  (Abstract) J Am Diet Assoc. 2011; 111(9): A-18.

    Fortunato, K, Fatzinger McShane, P. New Technology Tool to Personalize Your Web Experience. (Abstract) J Am Diet Assoc. 2011; 111(9): A-19.

    Meassick, C, Fatzinger McShane, P, Butler, L, Liu, J.  Creating Tailored RSS Feeds Specific to Clients’ Interests and Needs using Yahoo! Pipes: One Intern’s Experience. (Abstract) J Am Diet Assoc. 2011; 111(9): A-19.

    Sielbeck Vimini, C, Fatzinger McShane, P, Haven, J.  Monitoring Public Response to the Federal Nutritional Guidance by Analyzing the Blogosphere.  (Abstract) J Am Diet Assoc. 2011; 111(9): A-19.

    Mushkat, R, Worthington, L, Fatzinger McShane, P. Effective Facebook Fan Pages: A New Way to Market Your Organization and Your Message.  (Abstract) J Am Diet Assoc. 2010; 110(9): A-21.

    Worthington, L, Fatzinger McShane, P, Pellechia, K.  Using Twitter to Market an Internship in the 21st Century: One Internship’s Venture into Web 20 Technology.  (Abstract) J Am Diet Assoc 2010; 110(9): A-20.

    Leone, A, Fatzinger McShane, P, Haven, J, Britten, P.  Dietetic Internship Information Management and Technology Training at a Federal Agency: Skills to Advance Practicing Dietitians into the 21st Century.   (Abstract) J Am Diet Assoc. 2010; 110(9): A-20.

    Fatzinger McShane, P, Worthington, L, Schneider, J, Braunscheidel, E, Lachenmayr, L. 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.  (Abstract) J Am Diet Assoc. 2010; 110(9): A-22.

    Schneider J, Stapley, D, Lachenmayr, L, Fatzinger McShane, P.  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. (Abstract) J Am Diet Assoc. 2009; 109(9): A-18.

    Fatzinger McShane, P, Paleg, B, Scarpero, C, Stapley, D, Schneider, J, Pellechia, K.  Internship Interactive Web-conferencing Open Houses: The Next Step in Cost-Effective Recruitment Applicable to Hospital and Community Clinics. (Abstract) J Am Diet Assoc. 2009; 109(9): A-18.

    Bolden, K, Clogg, E, Fatzinger McShane, P, Stapley, D, Scarpero, C. Developing a Professional Facebook to Market and Internship Program: What Interns Learn in the Process. (Abstract) J Am Diet Assoc. 2009; 108(9): A-19.

    Burdg J, England L, Fatzinger McShane PE, et al. Customer Satisfaction in Long Term Care: Interns Learn How to Use Survey Information to Drive the Business. (Abstract) J Am Diet Assoc. 2008; 108(9): A-69.

    Carlson J, Heeschen E, Fatzinger McShane PE. Communicating to Generation Y: Dietetic Interns Dissect YouTube Videos to define what is Necessary to Use it as a Communication Medium. (Abstract) J Am Diet Assoc. 2008; 108 (9): A-17.

    Cohen M, Flowers P, Fatzinger McShane PE, Otolski L. Shopping Smart: Dietetic Interns Utilize Learner-centered Education for Male Clients undergoing residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation. (Abstract) J Am Diet Assoc. 2008; 108(9): A-101.

    England L, Scarpero C, Fatzinger McShane PE. Intern Blog: An Innovative Approach to Market and Inform. (Abstract) J Am Diet Assoc. 2008; 108(9): A-17.

    Lesako G, Fliehman H, Fatzinger McShane PE. Dietetic Interns Step out of the Box to Create an Employee Wellness Program: Barriers, Challenges and Lessons Learned. (Abstract) J Am Diet Assoc. 2008; 108(9): A-102.

    Scarpero C, Fatzinger McShane PE, Stapley D. Recruitment in the 21st Century: Second Year Results Utilizing Technology to Market a Program Applicable the General Recruiting. (Abstract) J Am Diet Assoc. 2008; 108(9): A-16.

    Walker, J, Fatzinger McShane, P, et al. “Eat Smart, Be Fit: Web-based Nutrition Education for Limited Income Families. (Abstract) J. Am. Diet. Assoc. 2007; 107 (Suppl. 3): A-17.

    Stapley, D, Fatzinger McShane, P, Scarpero, C.  “Recruitment in the Twenty-First Century: Using Technology to Market your Program and Your Positions”. (Abstract) J. Am. Diet. Assoc. 2007; 107 (Suppl 3): A-16.

    Fatzinger McShane, P, Scarpero, C. “Electronic Portfolio: A Paperless Portfolio for Interns to Track Accomplishments and Market Themselves”. (Abstract) J. Am. Diet. Assoc. 2005; 105 (8): A-37.

    Fatzinger McShane, P. “Partnering Food Stamp Nutrition Education with Dietetic Education”. (Abstract) J. Am. Diet. Assoc. 2005; 105(8): A-45.

    Fatzinger McShane, P.  “The Food Stamp Nutrition Education Program (FSNEP): A Unique Approach to Train Dietetic Interns to Teach Underserved Clients”. (Abstract) J. Am. Diet. Assoc. 2003; 103 (9) 60A.                    

    Fatzinger McShane, P, Bellesky, K.Training Interns to Educate Underserved Clients in The Community through a Food Stamp Grant”. (Abstract) J. Am. Diet. Assoc.  2002; 102(9): 62A.

    Fatzinger, P. et al.  “Getting AP4 Students Ready Today for State Health Care Reform Tomorrow Via a Legislative Rotation”.  (Abstract) J. Am. Diet. Assoc. 1995; 95(6): A-62.

    Fatzinger, P. et al. “Outpatient Reimbursement Data: What One Hospital Found in a Process to Evaluate Program Expansion”.  (Abstract) J. Am. Diet. Assoc. 1994; 94(9): A-43.

    Marcus, N., Fatzinger, P. et al.  “The Future Dietitian: An Educator and a Lobbyist”. J. Am. Diet Assoc. 1994; 94(9): A-90.

    Bronner, Y., Fatzinger, P. et al.  “Maryland ‘2000’: A Joint Maryland Dietetic Association and Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Effort to Meet the Year 2000 Nutrition Objectives”. (Abstract).  J. Am. Diet. Assoc.  1993 (meeting proceedings).

    Isuk, I., Carr, C., Bryan, K, Fatzinger, P. “Food Safety in Cancer Patients: Developing and Implementing an Inpatient Food Safety Educational Program”.  (Abstract) J. Am. Diet. Assoc.  1993 (meeting proceedings).

    Skelly, S., Perman, J., Fatzinger, P. et al.  “Opportunities for Clinical (including nutrition support) Dietitian Advancement via a three-tier Career Ladder”.  (Abstract). J. Par. Ent. Nutr. 1992 (meeting proceedings).

    Fatzinger, P. “The Nutritional Management of a Pregnant Acute Leukemic Woman: A Case Report”.  (abstract). J. Am. College Nutr. 1992 (meeting proceedings).

    Fatzinger, P. et al. “Development and Use of Pre-printed Forms and Adhesive Labels in Medical Record Charting”.  J. Am. Diet. Assoc. 1992; 92(8): 982-985.

    Genthner, C., Fatzinger, P. et al. “Outpatient Nutrition Services: What is Currently Available in Maryland Hospitals”.  (abstract).  J. Am. Diet. Assoc. 1992 (meeting proceedings).

    Kyger, S. and Fatzinger, P. “Incidence of Hypoalbuminemia by tumor type in an Ambulatory Cancer Center for Six Consecutive Months”. (abstract).  J. Am. Coll. Nutr. 1987; 6(5): 450.

    Fatzinger, P. et al. “Alternative Modes of ‘Nutrition’ Cancer Therapy”.  (abstract).  J. Am. Coll. Nutr. 1984; 3(3): 289.

    Fatzinger, P. et al.  “Nutritional Status as Related to Survival in Stage III Non Oat Cell Carcinoma of the Lung: Weight Changes”.  (abstract).  J. Par. Ent. Nutr. 1981; 4(6):574.

    Fatzinger, P., et al.  “Taste Aversions in Lung Cancer Patients”.  (abstract).  J. Par. Ent. Nutr. 1979; 3(6): 514.

    Other Publications

    Fatzinger, P, et al.  “Nutritional Support in the Treatment of Esophageal Cancer”.  In Carcinoma of the Esophagus.  DeMeester, T.R. and Levin, B, editors. Grune and Stratton, Inc. 1985.

     

    Multiple blogs - http://umdieteticinternship.blogspot.com/ (2012- 2017). https://umcpdieteticinternship.online/blog/   (2017-present).

     

    Re-post intern technology blogs on widely read RD411 blog at

    http://www.nutrition411.com/clinical-nutrition/technology in 2012- 2015.