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K-State Today

September 21, 2017



Corey Miller gains experience with National Institutes of Health fellowship

By College of Human Ecology

Corey Miller

Corey Miller, graduate student in the food, nutrition, dietetics and health department, participated in the National Institutes of Health student intern program in Bethesda, Maryland for summer 2017. Miller worked with Susan Persky in the Social and Behavioral Research Branch at the National Human Genome Research.

The program accepts roughly 1,300 applicants out of the estimated 7,100 who apply. Miller was asked to join by a senior investigator and is the first graduate student in the food, nutrition, dietetics and health department to intern at the NIH.

Miller worked on three projects while at the NIH that covered a broad range of topics regarding information about Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and childhood obesity. At the conclusion of the program, Miller presented a poster on his findings at NIH poster day.

Miller said that participating in this program was very beneficial and sparked an interest in other areas of public health such as advocacy and policy, implementing change from the front line.

"It was such a blessing to be given this opportunity to advance my skill set in such a distinguished public health organization within the NIH," Miller said. "Many thanks to my preceptor, Dr. Persky. Public Health has many different opportunities to make the world a healthier place. I say find your niche and follow your passion wholeheartedly."

Miller is expected to graduate in December with a master's degree in public health.

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