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IMU’s Associate Dean, School of Health Sciences elected as President, Malaysian Dietitians’ Association

05 Jul 2013

23 June 2013International Medical University (IMU) is very proud to announce that its Associate Dean, School of Health Sciences, Prof Winnie Chee was elected as President, Malaysian Dietitians’ Association (MDA) at its Scientific Conference and 19th Annual General Meeting. This is in recognition of her contributions as a dietitian and is indeed a great honour not only to her but also to the University. Malaysian Dietitians’ Association (MDA) was established in 1994. The Association is a professional body and voice for dietitians in the country with its mission to provide strategic leadership to the profession. Prof Fatimah Arshad who is currently Head, Division of Nutrition and Dietetics at IMU was the founder president of MDA. Prof-Winnie 02Prof Winnie Chee has 17 years of experience in teaching nutrition and clinical dietetics and joined IMU in 2008 when IMU first launched its Nutrition and Dietetics programme (now known as Dietetics with Nutrition programme). She is currently Associate Dean of School of Health Sciences. Prof Winnie Chee received her BSc Dietetics with First Class Honours from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and later pursued her Masters and PhD. Her specific areas of research are in calcium and vitamin D in bone health, renal nutrition and diabetes nutritional management. She has also published extensively in these areas in peer-reviewed journals, proceedings and contributed to book chapters on nutrition. She currently practices dietetics in IMU Medical Clinic and IMU outpatient clinic in partnership with the Dietetic Department in Hospital Tuanku Ja’afar. Prof Winnie Chee is passionate in teaching and training future dietitians who will make a difference to the profession and contribute to the health of the nation. Congratulations to Prof Winnie Chee, one of the highly respected professionals in IMU’s Faculty.

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