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research and innovation

​​​​Clinical Nutrition, Cherries pictureMany Registered Dietitians at the University Health Network are involved in practice-based research to build upon existing research and improve upon the nutrition education and diet therapies they deliver. 


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Learn more about Collaborative Academic Practice Research and Innovation​

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Publica​tions

2012

Wildish DE (2012). Employee and organizational effectiveness: Influencing thinking styles. Future Dimensions in Clinical Nutrition Management. Clinical Nutrition Management Dietetic Practice Group, Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, xxxvi(4):1-4.

2011

Beales A, Gottschalk, P (2011) Moving beyond "cookie cutter" guidelines: treating patients at risk for kidney stones. Practice, Dietitians of Canada, 55:3-4.

Fairholm L, Saqui O, Baun M, Yeung M, Fernandes G, Allard JP (2011). Monitoring parenteral nutrition in hospitalized patients: issues related to spurious bloodwork. Nutrition in Clinical Practice, 26(6), 700-707.

Gucciardi E, Mathew R, De Melo M, Bondy S (2011). Profiles of smokers and non-smokers with type 2 diabetes: initial visit at a diabetes education centers. Primary Care Diabetes, 5(3),185-9.

Hung A, Hamidi M, Riazantseva E, Thompson L, Tile L, Tomlinson G, Stewart B, Cheung AM (2011).Validation of a calcium assessment tool in postmenopausal Canadian women. Maturitas,published online March 16, 2011.

Mahajan A, Khan, S (2011)Are you a new South Asian immigrant with diabetes? If your answer is "YES"…then this article is for you! South Asian Health Chronicle, 1(2):10-12.

Russell K, Holloway T, Brum M, Caruso V, Chessex, C, Grace S (2011). Cardiac Rehabilitation
Wait Times: Effects on Enrollment. Brief Report in Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
and Prevention, 31(6), 373-377.

Smith M, Politzer N, MacGarvie D, McAndrews M, del Campo M (2011). Efficacy and tolerability of
the Modified Atkins Diet in adults with pharmacoresistant epilepsy: A prospective observational
study. Epilepsia, published online January 26, 2011.

Wildish DE (2011). Talent management through an energizing team vision. Future Dimensions in Clinical Nutrition Management. Clinical Nutrition Management Dietetic Practice Group, American Dietetic Association, xxxiii(3):1-5.

Wildish DE (2011).  Applying an advanced practice framework to clinical nutrition leaders and managers. Practice, Dietitians of Canada, 55:7.

Wildish, DE (2011). Peer Review: A vital component of performance appraisals. Practice, Dietitians of Canada, 54:7.

Abstracts/Presentations

2012

Ricupero, M.  Saturated Fatty Acids:  Bridging the gap between science & popular media.  Canadian Association of Cardiac Rehab (CACR), Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Oct 2012.  Toronto, ON.

Ricupero, M.  "Overweight & Obesity:" Rethinking how healthcare professionals communicate to
their clients.  Cardiac Rehab Symposium, Toronto Rehab, May, 2012.  Toronto, ON.

Fierini D, Himel D, Farrell A, Nyhof-Young J, Gowans S. "Goes Down Easy": An Evaluation
of a Symptom-Focused Cancer Cookbook. Allied Health Research Day, University Health
Network, February 2012. Toronto, ON.

Hoffman L. A descriptive study exploring both the eating behaviours of recovered anorexia
nervosa patients and their continued adherence to prescribed dietary treatment guidelines: A pilot
study. Allied Health Research Day, University Health Network, February 2012. Toronto, ON

Madill J. Nutrigenomics: The Future in Transplantation. Canadian Society of Transplant,
February 2012, Quebec City, Quebec.

Paterson J, O'Connor D, Jassal V, Tarasuk V, Darling P. Prevalence of
hyperhomocysteinemia, folate status and folate intake in patients with predialysis chronic kidney
disease in the era of mandatory folic acid food fortification in Canada. Allied Health Research
Day, University Health Network, February 2012. Toronto, ON.

Herie, M & Ajwani, F.  Five Essential Strategies in Motivating Patients to Change.  Stroke Rehab Symposium, Toronto Rehab.  January, 2012.  Toronto, ON.

2011

Paterson J, O'Connor D, Jassal V, Tarasuk V, Darling P. Prevalence of hyperhomocysteinemia
and folate status in patients with predialysis chronic kidney disease after folic acid food
fortification of the Canadian food supply. Canadian Nutrition Society Annual Meeting 2011,
June 2011, Guelph, ON.

Yuen N, Kundakci-Ozsungur J, Manuel L, Madill J, Miller C, Ng A. Protein and energy intake
and pressure ulcers in general internal medicine patients. Canadian Nutrition Society Annual
Meeting, June 2011, Guelph, ON.

Gairy P, Whitelaw J, Boyce J.  Interprofessional collaboration (IPC): Wound management of a patient with eighteen wounds.  Complex Continuing Care Conference, Toronto Rehab, Apr 2011.  Toronto, ON.

De Melo M. Improving Team Confidence When Talking About Nutrition: What You Need to
Know About CHO Counting and New Trends in Nutrition for Adults with Diabetes. Diabetes
Update: An Interprofessional Approach to Diabetes Management, Banting and Best Diabetes
Centre, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, April 2011, Toronto, ON.

Madill J. HCV liver recipients and total antioxidant capacity of the diet. Canadian Society of
Transplantation, March 2011, Tremblant, QC.

Russell K, Saxena N, A Small-group Home-based Cardiac Rehabilitation Program; Improving
Patient Self-management of Chronic Disease. GTA Rehab Network Best Practices Day 2011,
March 2011, Toronto, ON.

Himel D, Fierini D, Chiu W, Smith J, Cockburn M, Dunlop B, Dowsett I, Grady I, Zimmer H,
Jones E, Urowitz S, Pulandiran M, Wiljer D. Building recipes and understanding nutrition for
cancer-survivor health (BRUNCH). Allied Health Research Day 2011, February 2011, Toronto,
ON.

Ng A, Miller C, Madill J, Kundakci-Ozsungur J, Manuel L, Yuen N. Protein and Energy Intake
and Pressure Ulcers in General Internal Medicine Patients. Allied Health Research Day 2011,
February 2011, Toronto, ON.

Wildish, DE.  Delineating Roles of Diet Technicians and RDs in Collaborative Nutrition Care.  University of Guelph.  Fall 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011.  Guelph, ON.