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King receives TAA Publication Grant

Carrie KingCarrie King, an Associate Professor of Dietetics and Nutrition at the University of Alaska Anchorage, received a TAA Publication Grant to support the publication of her article, “Applying Social Cognitive Career Theory to Registered Dietitian Research Involvement: A Randomized Controlled Trial”, which was published in the Journal of Allied Health in December 2014.

“The receipt of the TAA Publication Grant means the ability to disseminate my work across health professions, many of whom are also focused on increasing the research involvement of their practitioners,” said King. “The TAA Grant is vital to facilitating the publication of research findings.”

King has been with the University of Alaska Anchorage for 12 years.  Her teaching work includes courses in research methods, nutrition education and counseling, management and foodservice systems. She completed her PhD in Health Sciences – Nutrition Track at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now Rutgers University) in January 2013.

The topic of King’s dissertation research, a comparison of two educational interventions on the research outcome constructs (research self-efficacy, research outcome expectations, research interest, research involvement) of registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs), originated in observing the struggles of her students, interns and colleagues with learning and applying research knowledge and skills. She wanted to do something to help preceptors and interns feel more confident regarding their research involvement. King’s research agenda is focused on equipping current and future RDNs to increase their research involvement, beginning with applying an evidence-based approach to practice.

TAA members can apply for a grant of up to $1,000 to offset expenses incurred in publishing already accepted print scholarly journal articles and academic books, including academic journal page costs or university press subventions; the cost of preparing artwork, charts, diagrams, or images to be included in accepted journal articles or academic books; and journal reprint costs. (Non-members can apply for grants of up to $250.) Learn more about TAA’s Publication Grant program or apply.