Sandy Pernecky, MS, RDN
Lecturer III and Co-Director, EMU Dietetics & Human Nutrition Program
Eastern Michigan University
Sandy Pernecky is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Lecturer in the School of Health Sciences, Department of Dietetics, at Eastern Michigan University. Her work includes Dietetics Program co-directing, advising and preparing of distance and on campus Dietetics and Dietetics intent students. Her teaching course load mainly consists of Food and Culture and Community Nutrition Experience classes. Previously, she worked for over a decade in hospitals, clinics, and a variety of community settings, where interprofessional collaboration is key.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

In order to address the social, biological and psychological risks to older adults aging in place, a multidisciplinary approach to support successful aging is needed. Furthermore, students in various disciplinary programs can develop knowledge and skills to address the needs of older adults that cross professional silos. This presentation will describe an interprofessional initiative that aimed to: (1) support older adults and caregivers to access resources to enhance health and well-being and (2) cultivate an understanding among professional students about the skills and knowledge health…