Gina Wey, RD, LDN

Vanderbilt Consortium LEND
1211 21st Ave, S
MAB 607
Nashville, TN 37232-1320
 
Phone: 615-936-3952
Email: gina.wey@vanderbilt.edu
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Last Updated: August 19, 2013

 

Discipline Coordinators: Nutrition
 
Discipline(s): Nutrition
 
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
 
Research: 1. Comparison of heights and weights for children with PKU and their non-PKU siblings. Completed.
2. PKU 015 study: young children with PKU on a drug trial with Kuvan.
3. PKU 016 study: adults with PKU on a drug trial with Kuvan. Completed
4. PKU PACT study: adults with PKU in a study to check exective function and mental health issues. Completed.
5. Peg Pal study: adults with PKU to test an injectable enzyme treatment.
Service: Obtained a grant to open a low protein food store for our metabolic patients in our out-patient pharmacy. Continue to provide this service for our metabolic patients. Annually (since 2003) host a state-wide event for patients and families with inborn errors of metabolism who follow low protein diets. Includes networking of families, low protein cooking demo, and relavent speakers.

Vita/Bio

  BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Name: Wey, Gina S.             

Title on Training Grant:  Nutritionist

Education:

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

9 hours graduate work in Nutrition, 1980-81

Orange Grove Center, Chattanooga, TN

3 year Pre-planned work experience to meet requirements for Registration with the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the American Dietetic Association

 University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Bachelor of Science, Home Economics, 1978, With Honors

Major: Community Nutrition

 

Professional Experience:

 

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Nutrition Services Department- April 1990 to present

 

Nutrition Clinic- July 2001 to present

*Provide Medical Nutrition Therapy  and case management for infants, children and adults in the genetics clinics.  Educate patients, parents, and professionals about the metabolic disorder.

*Preceptor for 16 dietetic interns 

Plan and organize annual statewide "PKU/ IEM Day", 2003- present.

February 1998 to July 2001

*Assess nutritional needs, calculate diets and educate clients on various medical nutrition therapy regimens, including weight management, ketogenic diet for seizure control, tube feedings, dysphagia, food allergies, high risk OB, and children with special healthcare needs.

*Preceptor for 16 dietetic interns

*Develop and present community nutrition education programs including media interviews

*Psychiatric Hospital at Vanderbilt - nutrition care provided as part of a multidisciplinary assessment and intervention as needed for children and adults.

 October 1993 to February 1998

Clinical Administrative Dietitian for Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital

*Responsible for start up of Nutrition Department for 80-bed facility.

*Department Head responsible for patient, and cafeteria food service operations as well as oversight of clinical nutrition programs for patients at VSRH.

*Developed, implemented and monitored budget, all policies and procedures, and menus to maintain facility in compliance with all regulatory agencies.

*2-week training experience for 16 dietetic interns from VUMC.

 April 1990 - October 1993

Clinical Dietitian/Supervisor - Round Wing

*Provide nutritional care for rehabilitation, burn, pediatrics, orthopaedics and substance abuse patients.  Hire, train, and supervise 9 food service employees on these units.

*Preceptor for one-week rotation for 16 interns

 Orange Grove Center, Chattanooga, TN

August 1980- December 1984

Residential Dietitian, Assistant Administrator and Client Program Coordinator

*Provide nutrition care for 700 clients in a school, workshop, and residential facility for the developmentally delayed through interdisciplinary planning, modification of menus, and nutrition education/ counseling   

*Provide inservice training for kitchen staff, house managers and professional staff

*Train developmentally delayed adults in the kitchen to enable them to seek competitive employment.