Maryam Hashemian, M.D., Ph.D.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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
- 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
- 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
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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