Kathryn Keim Named Chairperson of Department of Clinical Nutrition

Monday, July 27, 2015

The College of Health Sciences has named Kathryn S. Keim, PhD, RD, LDN, chairperson of the Department of Clinical Nutrition. She had served as the acting chairperson for the past year.

Keim has been with Rush since 2005, serving as a professor and coordinator for the department’s master’s degree program.

“We are so happy to have Kathy as chair[person] of clinical nutrition. Her expertise and experience will continue to assure that clinical nutrition graduates are the future nutrition experts at the forefront of innovative patient care, education, research and service,” says Mary Jo Guglielmo, MPH, assistant dean of the College of Health Sciences and instructor in the bachelor’s in health sciences program.

Keim also serves on the College of Health Sciences faculty council, faculty development of teaching skills committee and the steering committee for seminars. On top of her university responsibilities, she also serves on the clinical nutrition admissions, curriculum, recruitment and research committees.

She earned a bachelor of science from the University of Minnesota, a master of science in food and nutrition from University of Nebraska, and a PhD from Texas Tech University with a major in nutrition and a minor in physiology.

“Congratulations, Kathy.  We are so happy to have such an accomplished clinician scientist lead us through the critical challenges our profession now faces. Kathy knows how to motivate her faculty to accomplish more and still feel appreciated for our efforts,” says Christy C. Tangney, PhD, FACN, CNS, professor in the Department of Clinical Nutrition and associate dean for research for the College of Health Sciences.