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Alumni Association Executive Council, At-Large Member
Eric Ciappio, PhD, RD – Strategic Development Manager, Nutrition Science - Balchem
I am an alumnus of the Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition (BMN) program at the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, currently working as Strategic Development Manager for Nutrition Science at Balchem.
In my current role, I work to develop the science and communication regarding Balchem's portfolio of specialty minerals and the essential nutrient Choline. I was fortunate to develop my passion for nutrition during my time as a graduate student at the Friedman School. Working with so many key opinion leaders in the field of nutrition and seeing such diverse approaches to nutrition research provided me with broad knowledge in the field, which I have been fortunate to apply across multiple positions during the course of my career.
By serving on the Friedman Alumni Executive Council, I hope to help expand the available opportunities for alumni around the world to be more actively involved with the school and allow them to share their experiences and knowledge with students to help prepare them for life after graduation.
BS – University of Delaware; Nutrition Science
MS – University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Nutrition Science
Dietetic Internship – College of Saint Elizabeth
PhD – Tufts University; Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition