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Diane Feickert Birt

Diane Feickert Birt, American nutrition educator, researcher. General Foods fellow, 1974-1975; National Institutes of Health grantee, 1979-1982, 83-86, 84-87, 86-94, 88-91. Member American Institute Nutrition, American Association for Cancer Research, American Cancer Society (professional education committee Douglas and Sarpy County chapters 1982-1987), American Home Economics Association, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi.

Background

  • Birt, Diane Feickert was born on October 12, 1949 in Petaluma, California, United States. Daughter of Joseph Ernst and Dorothy Beatrice (Cunningham) Feickert.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Chemistry and Home Economics, Whittier College, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy in Nutrition, Purdue University, 1975.

    Career

    • Assistant professor nutrition Iowa State University, Ames, 1975-1976. Assistant professor Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer University Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, 1976-1982, associate professor, 1982-1988, professor, since 1988. Associate professor department Pharmaceutical Sciences University Nebraska, 1982-1988, professor, since 1988, associate professor biochemistry, 1985-1988, professor, since 1988, interim chairman Department Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Omaha, since 1991.

      Member faculty senate University Nebraska, 1983-1986, vice president, 1984-1986. Honon lecturer Mid-American State University Association, 1989-1990. Member chancellor's task force on computing, 1983-1984, campus task force on nutrition, 1984, campus computing steering committee, 1984-1985, faculty hand book committee, 1985, 87, faculty senate committee on role, mission and goals, 1985.

      Member animal care committee Eppley Institute, 1977-1989, chairman, 1983-1989. Consultant National Institutes of Health, Washington, 1984-1991, chairman, 1989-1991.

    Works

    • Contributor numerous articles to professional journals and chapters to books. Member editorial board Drug Nutrient Interactions, Journal Nutrition.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Member American Institute Nutrition, American Association for Cancer Research, American Cancer Society (professional education committee Douglas and Sarpy County chapters 1982-1987), American Home Economics Association, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi.

    Personality

    Interests

    Hiking, bicycling, skiing, backpacking, gardening.

    Connections

    • Married Kenneth Allen Birt, June 10, 1973. Children: Arlene Lydia, Michelle Dorothy.
    • father: Joseph Ernst Feickert
    • mother: Dorothy Beatrice (Cunningham) Feickert
    • spouse: Kenneth Allen Birt
    • children: Arlene Lydia Birt
    • Michelle Dorothy Birt
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    Born October 12, 1949
    (age 68)
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