Penn State University
- College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
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Erika Saunders, MD, PI, is conducting a grant-funded 2-arm, parallel group, randomized, controlled 24-week dietary intervention research study to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of two dietary interventions in patients with bipolar disorder. After a two-week baseline-monitoring period, 80 research subjects with chronic BD will augment usual treatment with either a high omega-3, low omega-6 (H3-L6) intervention or a control diet with average US intakes of n-3 and n-6 fatty acids. Subjects in both groups will remain under the care of their physician for the full duration of the trial. During the first phase of the trial (12 weeks), the intervention will be intense, during the second phase (12 weeks), a less intense intervention will be delivered, and after the two phases of intervention there will be a 24-week follow-up period. Dieticians are needed to administer the research intervention: dietary counseling— discussion of food preparation, providing recipes and, for the intervention group, providing direction on how to reduce LA fatty acid consumption—making meal plans with patients, instructing patients on the website, going over food diaries. Job duties: learn research protocol, administer research intervention. Hours: Approximately 10 hours/week. Participants are scheduled Mondays-Fridays, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. availability preferred. Weekdays/times could vary. Education/Work Experience Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and 1 year of experience required. Registered Dietician (or Registry Eligible) required. Licensed Dietician Nutritionist (Pennsylvania) or eligible for licensure required.
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