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Board Member Biography
Maureen McCarthy
Maureen McCarthy has been a Transplant Dietitian at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) Hospitals and Clinics since 2004.  Prior to that, she worked for 20 years serving adult hemodialysis patients in Maine and then in Oregon.  Presently, she is also an Assistant Professor in the Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition at OHSU and has served in several capacities in the OHSU Dietetic Internship Program.
Ms. McCarthy is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the National Kidney Foundation-Council on Renal Nutrition. She has been active in both organizations on the local, state and national levels.  In addition to presenting numerous research posters, publishing articles and lecturing extensively, she has been the recipient of an Outstanding Service Awards from the National Kidney Foundation-Council on Renal Nutrition; and from the American Dietetic Association, Renal Practice Group.
Ms. McCarthy graduated with a bachelor's of science with high honors in Human Nutrition and Foods and in Community Services Education, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; and later with a masters of public health, with a concentration in nutrition, from the University of California-Berkeley.
"I view licensure of dietitians as a means of protecting community health by assuring qualified individuals are available to provide services needed to improve the nutritional well-being of our community," she says.  "As a clinician working with acutely individuals in the acute-care hospital setting, I believe licensure helps to ensure patient well-being."