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Thursday, April 24, 2014
Swain, PhD, RD, LD
Assistant Professor of Nutrition
Department of Nutrition
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
James received his PhD in Human Nutrition from Iowa State University. Following his extensive work on iron binding proteins, Dr. Swain conducted research on the efficacy of novel iron fortificants at a US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service center in Grand Forks, North Dakota. |
Dr. Swain is also a registered, licensed dietitian and has clinical experience in many areas of patient care. His primary interests are in the areas of oncology nutrition and anemia.
He joined the Nutrition faculty at Case Western Reserve University as Assistant Professor in August 2003. In addition to his teaching and research activities, he is director of the Nutrition Departments nationally accredited (CADE) Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD). James is also a student mentor and advisor. He teaches undergraduate and graduate nutrition and dietetics courses, including food science and medical nutrition therapy.
He conducts research in the area of iron absorption and the influence of dietary iron on intestinal cancer. He is a program reviewer with CADE, is the current Chair of the Vitamins and Minerals Research Interest Section of the American Society for Nutrition, and a Ohio State Representative for the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group.