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 slides to print  

Webinar Series


January 24 2018

Sarcopenic Obesity: Is the Whole Greater than its Parts?

John A. Batsis, MD, FACP, AGSF

Obesity and its related complications may impact people of all ages, race and ethnicity groups in different ways. In particular, the obesity epidemic affects older adults who face age-related changes in muscle mass and function (sarcopenia). Join this webinar to learn about the diagnostic challenges in identifying this entity and its relationship with important older adult outcomes.

For more details and to register, click here!


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


Taste of summer

The Taste of the Holidays Cooking Workshop 


Thank you to everyone who attended this fabulous event!  


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novafit challenge

Nutrition Counseling for Villanova Employees

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. Are you looking for ways to make lifestyle changes to improve your health? Turn to the COPE dietitians to help you initiate lifestyle change and set realistic health goals through one-on-one counseling. You'll experience personalized attention in a confidential setting. Conveniently on campus, accessible via email and phone and completely confidential, you can meet 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!


COPE Nutrition Counseling

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 or at 610-519-7538 or Edward Stephen, Director of Development, The College of Nursing 610-519-5315


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.