Ocular Melanoma Support Alliance (OMSA)

Ocular Melanoma Support Alliance (OMSA)

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Ocular Melanoma Support Alliance (OMSA): A support community for survivors and thrivers of ocular melanoma

About this event

The Melanoma Research Foundation with University of Denver C.O.P.E. clinic presents the Ocular Melanoma Support Alliance. This group is a monthly virtual support group for those who are survivors and thrivers with ocular melanoma. We often have speakers and a professionally facilitated open discussion. We ask that this be a safe space away from judgement or any direct medical advice. For more information about additional ocular melanoma news and events please check out www.melanoma.org!

This month, October, we have the pleasure of having Emily Hill a Registered Dietician Nutritionist specializing in oncology nutrition joining us. Emily Hill is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Postdoctoral Fellow at The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado. Emily has a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences, a combined internship and Master of Science degree in Medical Dietetics, and a PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences from The Ohio State University. Prior to beginning her graduate education, she worked full-time in research at the NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center at The Ohio State University. It was here she discovered her interest in oncology. She has since worked on multiple projects related to novel biobehavioral interventions for cancer prevention and survivorship. Emily has investigated the impact of these programs on adherence to evidence-based guidelines for lifestyle behaviors, with a focus on examining changes in dietary intake patterns and associated biomarkers of fruit and vegetable exposure. Her current work involves multi-omics analyses to evaluate response to behavioral and dietary interventions for the prevention and treatment of lifestyle-associated chronic disease. Emily speaks on the importance of modifiable lifestyle behaviors for cancer prevention and survivorship, measuring impacts of interventions, dietary assessment, nutritional metabolomics, and other related topics.

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