NP workshop STD

February 23, 2018

Driscoll Hall, 9AM - 4:30PM


Practical Nutrition Workshop for NPs

5.5 contact hours awarded 


Featuring talks by:

Lisa Diewald, MS, RD, LDN; Tracy Oliver, PhD, RDN, LDN and Rebecca Shenkman, MPH RDN LDN

Andrea M. Barnes, MS, RD, LDN, FAND

Erin Caroulis, MPH, RD, LDN, CDE

Audrey Caspar-Clark, RD, LDN, CSO

Sharon H. Hangliter MS, RD, CNSC, LDN


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Diabetes workshop

March 9, 2018

Driscoll Hall, 8AM - 4:15PM


Type 2 Diabetes Prevention: Lifestyle Change and Coverage Considerations

6.5 contact hours and CPEUs awarded 


Featuring talks by:

Hope S. Warshaw, MMSc, RD, CDE, BC-ADM, FAADE

Leslie E. Kolb RN, BSN, MBA

Gary Scheiner MS, CDE


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Webinar Series


March 21, 2018

Nutritional Management of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Martha McKittrick, RD, CDE, CHWC

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), one of the most common endocrine disorders in women of reproductive age, affects up to 10% of women of reproductive age, often resulting in insulin resistance, obesity and metabolic syndrome. Join this webinar to learn the nuts and bolts as well as the newest research in the area of PCOS treatment from an expert in the field.

For more details and to register, click here!


To access all of COPE's archived webinars, please click here.


novafit challenge

Nutrition Counseling for Villanova Employees - earn NovaFit points! 

Take advantage of this exclusive benefit to employees enrolled in VU's health plan. Now you can earn 50 NovaFit points for each visit with our dietitian. Improve your weight, maximize your nutrition, and better manage existing health conditions in a private, convenient setting. Counseling services are available as a 6-session package or can be customized to fit your needs and lifestyle. Don't delay, schedule your first session today with COPE Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Libby Mills, MS, RD, LDN, FAND! 

Contact Libby today or click here to sign-up online!


To do list

Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Course for required health professionals  


This course is approved by the Department of Human Services (DHS) and complies with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs continuing education requirements for healthcare professionals. Completion of this course will award two contact hours for nurses and two continuing professional education units for dietitians of training in accordance with Act 31 of 2014 entitled “Child Abuse: Recognition and Reporting” that took effect January 1, 2015.

Register now!


Giving and Partnership Opportunities


The MacDonald Center for Obesity Prvention and Education (COPE) is a non-profit organization. To make a charitable tax-deduction directly to COPE please CLICK HERE TO DONATE ONLINE and follow the directions.

If you prefer to send a check, please contact the College Development Officer - Julie Anne Smith at 610-519-7538 or Steve Grourke at 610-519-3587.



Does your group share COPE's mission? The Center is interested in aligning with organizations having similar visions, such as governmental agencies, corporations, foundations, schools, other colleges and universities, and coalitions.  Start a conversation by contacting Center Director, Rebecca Shenkman MPH, RDN, LDN or 610.519.5931.

Sponsors and Exhibitors


For details on how you can become a Sponsor or Exhibitor for our upcoming events, please email  Rebecca Shenkman, COPE Director.