Theresa Kremer

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Clinical Nutrition

Do you remember what it was that you connected with, that let you know right away that CHS was the right place for you?

I think it was when I met and discussed the field of nutrition with Dr. Paul Thornton. 

Did you come to UK knowing you wanted to pursue a career in health sciences? How did you choose your profession?

No, my undergrad was in Animal Sciences. I wanted something more after that, took a course in Nutritional Biochemistry and loved it. 

What is the best advice you received from a CHS faculty member?

From Dr. Thornton, after getting my M.S., he said something like, “You’ve learned how much you don’t know.” 

Do you have any favorite anecdotes from being a student in CHS?

Not really, met some really great friends in grad school. 

What do you love about your job?

I am retired, but I loved the personal connection that my field had with people’s everyday life.  

How do you stay inspired professionally?

I’m retired so don’t do meetings, etc. I grow healthy food J. That’s about it. 

What do you hope now to accomplish in health care? 

We have excellent health care at UK, as a volunteer at the hospital, I am proud of it and try to instill that in others. 

What advice do you have for students in CHS now?

It’s a great field. It truly connects with people’s lives.