NUTRITION AND DIETETICS EDUCATIONResearch Involvement of Alumni From a Combined Dietetic Internship/Master's Degree Program With a Research ConcentrationHand, Rosa K. PhD, RDN, LD, FAND; Sears, Ellen BS; Harris, Stephanie R. PhD, RDN, LDAuthor Information Department of Nutrition, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. Correspondence: Rosa K. Hand, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND, Department of Nutrition, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106 ([email protected]). This project was supported by the Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) of Cleveland, which is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATS), Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) grant, UL1TR002548. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH. This project was also supported by the Wharton Summer Research Fellowship Fund from the Department of Nutrition at Case Western Reserve University. The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Topics in Clinical Nutrition: October/December 2020 - Volume 35 - Issue 4 - p 329-340 doi: 10.1097/TIN.0000000000000226 Buy Metrics Abstract The success of dietetics education programs that provide a research focus at promoting research involvement among graduates is unknown. Using a cross-sectional online survey and 3 validated tools, we described research motivation, involvement, and confidence in graduates of a combined dietetic internship/master's program with a research concentration. Of 35 participants, 48.6% reported current/recent involvement in at least one research activity; 25.7% had research in their job description. Participants were similarly involved in research as registered dietitian nutritionists in other studies; involvement was greater in alumni with a research job. Future research should determine what influences alumni to obtain a research job. © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.