SLU Nutrition and Dietetics Department Names New Director of Didactic Program in Dietetics
The Saint Louis University (SLU) Nutrition and Dietetics department recently announced Assistant Professor Lauren Landfried, Ph.D., RD, LD, FAND, as Director of its Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD). Dr. Landfried succeeds Whitney Linsenmeyer, Ph.D., RD, LD, who is moving to a new faculty role in the department.
Dr. Landfried, a SLU Nutrition and Dietetics alumna, was pleased to learn she would be the new program director and was eager to hit the ground running in her work with students.
“I was super excited to be asked to serve the department as the new DPD Director,” Dr. Landfried said. “I love our students and am so excited to work with them to help them reach their academic goals.”
After years of working in the SLU Nutrition and Dietetics department, Dr. Landfried knows exactly what sets the department apart: its people.
“Our program is so special because of the people in it – the students, faculty and staff. Our faculty offer our students so many experiential opportunities in our classes – from clinical practice to food service management to meeting community members where they are so they can make healthy lifestyle changes,” Dr. Landfried said. “I am even more impressed, though, with how our students embrace those experiences and find ways to dive deeper into the ones that incite their passions. I know our students are going to change the world and can’t wait to see their impact.”
Nutrition and Dietetics Interim Chairperson Anthony Breitbach, Ph.D., ATC, FASAHP, FNAP, is excited to see Dr. Landfried work as the department’s new program director.
“We are excited to have Dr. Landfried in this new role,” Dr. Breitbach said. “Her experience as an alumna of the department and as a faculty member, along with her extensive relationships across the profession and in the community provide a great foundation for success.”
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