Maryam Hashemian, M.D., Ph.D.

Maryam Hasemian
Position
  • Assistant Professor of Biology
Phone
(315) 792-2304
Email
Office
  • 192 Gordon Science Center
  • School of Arts & Sciences
Position type

Biography

I trained as a medical doctor. I have worked as a physician in a Cardiology Department, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Emergency Room and Cardiac Care Unit (CCU) for ten years, and I am delighted to use my clinical experiences as I teach in my class to clarify for my students what is the application of what they are learning and how important the concepts are.

 My passion for public health and preventive medicine then drove me to pursue a Ph.D. in Nutrition. I also learned Medical Education in several workshops I have attended. For example, I participated in a 9-week training program entitled “Scientists Teaching Science”, where I learned about learning styles and curriculum design for teaching in higher education. I sought additional teacher training, including effective learning, assessment methods, lesson plans and course plans, curriculum development, implementation of the World Federation of Medical Education, and research in education. Prior to coming to the US, I taught for two years to undergraduate and graduate students at Sabzevar University.

I came to the US as a Post-doctoral Fellow in the Division of Cancer and Epidemiology Branch at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH under the supervision of Dr. Christian Abnet. I have managed five research projects as a principal investigator and have been engaged in several collaborative projects. My research is centered on the relationship between nutrition and chronic disease.

Poor diet is the most important contributor to chronic diseases in the US, including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, fatty liver disease, and cancer. Determining which foods benefit or harm health is essential work. If you are interested in doing something about the goal of preventing chronic diseases and healthy living for the whole community, I encourage you to contact me. For example, are you interested to know if coffee consumption can prevent breast cancer or liver cancer? Just email me at mahashem@utica.edu. We may start with open access data using free software!

 

 

 

Opportunities for Student Research and Collaboration

I have experience in mentoring graduate students prior to coming to the US. In addition, I was awarded a stipend to support a summer student at the NCI. He published the results of his project in the Journal of Nutrition (IF=4), although he was an undergraduate student!

I am currently mentoring a Ph.D. student at Beheshti University who is working on diabetes, and a Postdoc Fellow at Shiraz University who is working on Dietary Inflammatory Index (DII).

I am always excited to help you to follow your dream of being a successful researcher. I am committed to transfer my experience to my students and future researchers.

Education

Postdoctoral Fellow, National Cancer Institute, NIH 

Ph.D. in Nutrition from Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences 

M.D. from Mashhad University of Medical Sciences 

Past Research

Dr. Hashemian on Google Scholar

Dr. Hashemian on Research Gate

 

Courses Taught

  1. At Utica College

BIO 101, Anatomy and Physiology, lecture 

BIO 205, Human Nutrition, lecture 

BIO 102, Anatomy and Physiology, lecture

BIO 205, Human Nutrition, online

BIO 208, Pharmacology, lecture

 

  1. At other institutions

The Principles and Practice of Clinical Research for Ph.D. students, School of computer science, Hakim Sabzevari University, Sabzevar, Iran

Human physiology for MSc and Ph.D. students, School of computer science, Hakim Sabzevari University, Sabzevar, Iran

Metabolism and Nutrition for medical students, School of Medicine, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzevar, Iran

Nutritional Intensive Care in the Intensive Care Unit for MSc students, School of Nursing, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzevar, Iran

Advanced Nutritional Assessment for MSc students, School of Nursing, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzevar, Iran

Biochemistry and Nutrition for undergraduate students, School of Public Health, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzevar, Iran

Applied Nutrition for undergraduate students, School of Public Health, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzevar, Iran

Nutrition Therapy for undergraduate students, School of Nursery, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzevar, Iran

Mother and Baby Nutrition for undergraduate students, School of Nursery, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzevar, Iran

Introductory Nutrition Nutrition for undergraduate students, School of Public Health, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzevar, Iran

Guest Lecturer

Epidemiology 101 for summer students, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD

Nutritional Epidemiology for MPH students, School of medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

Awards and Recognition

Health Promotion Award, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, 2011

Best Ph.D. student, 2015

Post Doctoral Scholarship, National Elite Foundation, 2016

Elevator Pitch contest for Innovation finalist, Nutrition 2018

 

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