Weekly Seminars in DNS
Weekly Seminars in DNS
The Division of Nutritional Sciences Seminar (NS 6190) takes place virtually on Mondays at 3:45 (unless otherwise indicated).
No registration is required. Email DNSHelpdesk@cornell.edu for Zoom details.
The Division invites seminar speakers based on criteria that include:
presentation of cutting-edge research
coverage of topics across the Field of Nutrition and concentrations (Molecular, Human, International, Community Nutrition)
internal sources such as faculty presentations, NIH training grant trainees, thesis presentations by PhD candidates
|March 8, 2021||
Sander Kersten, Ph.D.; Professor in Nutrition, Metabolism, and Genomics / Chair, Division of Human Nutrition and Health at Wageningen University; Courtesy Professor in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University
Title: Regulation of lipid metabolism during fasting
|Pat Cassano, M.P.H., Ph.D.; Professor & Director of DNS|
|March 15, 2021||
Stuart Phillips, Ph.D., FACSM, FCAHS; Professor & Tier 1 Canada Research Chair, Department of Kinesiology; Director, Physical Activity Centre of Excellence (PACE), McMaster University
Title: Dietary protein for the mass(es): not too much, not too little, but just right!
Martha Field, Ph.D.; Assistant Professor
|March 22, 2021||No Seminar|
|March 29, 2021||
Jennifer Savage Williams, Ph.D.; Associate Professor; Director, Center for Childhood Obesity Research at the college of Health & Human Development at Penn State
Title: Effects of Responsive Parenting on Early Obesity Prevention
|Lexi Macmillan Uribe, Ph.D., R.D.N.; Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Leak Lab|
|April 5, 2021||
Vimal Selvaraj, Ph.D.; Associate Professor, Animal Science at Cornell University
Title: Mitochondrial regulation of tetrapyrroles and metabolic homeostasis
|Martha Field, Ph.D.; Assistant Professor|
|April 12, 2021||
Federico Rey, Ph.D.; Associate Professor of Bacteriology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title: Exploring the causes and consequences of gut microbiome variation
|Angela Poole, Ph.D.; Assistant Professor|
|April 19, 2021||
Carmen Samuel-Hodge, R.D., Ph.D.; Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Title: Translation Intervention Research: a family-based approach to addressing diabetes and obesity in African American adults
|Tashara Leak, Ph.D.; Assistant Professor|
|April 26, 2021||NO SEMINAR - SPRING BREAK|
|May 3, 2021||Xiaobin Wang, Sc.D.; Zanvyl Krieger Professor in Children's Health; Director, Center on the Early Life Origins of Disease||Zhenglong Gu,Ph.D; Professor|
|May 10, 2021||Elizabeth Johnson, Ph.D.; Assistant Professor, Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University|
The Seminar in International Nutrition (NS 6980) takes place virtually on Thursdays at 12:25 (unless otherwise noted).
This weekly seminar is based in the Division of Nutritional Sciences (DNS) but is open to all and is attended by faculty and graduate students from various fields who have an interest in global food, nutrition, health, poverty and development, particularly in low-income countries.
The seminar features speakers from DNS and other parts of Cornell, as well as external speakers. Presentations cover a wide range of topics, reflecting the interdisciplinary scope of fields relevant to nutrition, health, food systems, and development in low-income settings. This is intended to expand graduate students’ perspectives to include diverse aspects of global research on nutrition and related fields, and to broaden the international nutrition network at Cornell.
Most presentations are research-oriented (including graduate student research) and others address policy, practice, or current issues in the field. Seminar topics vary each semester. Past topics have included infant and young child feeding, maternal mortality, technology in global health, infectious disease, policy and program implementation, monitoring and evaluation, biofortification, food systems, agricultural and soils research, obesity prevention, mycotoxins and stunting, and climate change implications for nutrition. A preliminary schedule of presentations for this semester appears below. Changes may occur in this schedule, depending on speaker availability, and will be shared through a listserve.
The seminar is informal and intended to generate discussion and bring together people with an array interests and knowledge related to nutrition, including scholars and practitioners in agriculture, public health, human development, biomedicine, communication, development sociology, demography, economics, policy, and technology. Students are most able to achieve the learning objectives if they engage actively in the seminar, asking questions and connecting with speakers and audience members.
|March 4, 2021||
Saskia dePee, Ph.D.; Senior Technical Advisor for Nutrition, World Food Programme
Title: Systems Analysis in Nutrition: An approach to strengthen nutrition situation analysis and decision-making towards multi-sectoral policies and systems change
Relevant background materials are at Fill the Nutrient Gap.
|March 11, 2021||
Juan Pablo Peña-Rosas, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.; Coordinator: Evidence and Programme Guidance (EPG), World Health Organization (WHO); Courtesy Professor in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University
Title: Applying a Primary Healthcare Approach for the WHO Living Guidelines: Management of children and adolescents with obesity
|March 18, 2021||NO SEMINAR|
|March 25, 2021||
Purnima Menon, Ph.D.; Senior Research Fellow: Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division; Office of the Director, Nutrition and Food Safety at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Title: Looking back, Looking forward: supporting India's nutrition journey with data and evidence
|April 1, 2021||
Jeanne Moseley, Mia Haller, Talia Bailes, Diego Burga: the Leadership Team & Student Leaders (2019-2020) for the Global Health Program, Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University
Topic: Ripple Effects Mapping for Assessing the Impact of an Undergraduate Global and Public Health Program
|April 8, 2021||
Shawn Baker, M.P.H.; Chief Nutritionist for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Title: COVID-19 and Nutrition: Crisis and Opportunity
|April 15, 2021||
Samantha Huey, Ph.D., Post-doctoral Associate in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University
Title: Nutrition and Gut Microbiome in Children
|April 22, 2021||
Stella Nordhagen, Ph.D., Senior Technical Specialist and Elisabetta Lambertini, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist at the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition GAIN
Title: Addressing Food Safety and Nutrition in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
|April 29, 2021||Jocelyn Boiteau, Ph.D. candidate and Tata-Cornell Institute Scholar in the field of international nutrition.|
|May 13, 2021||Andreas Bluethner, Ph.D.; Director of Nutrition at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation|
Special Seminars and Events
Special Seminars and Events
Through the generosity of benefactors, we are grateful to be able to present the following named lectures:
The final requirement in earning a PhD is the completion and defense of the doctoral dissertation, which involves the PhD candidate giving a presentation. Dates, times, locations and speaker information for dissertation seminars will be posted here as that information becomes available.
If you are a PhD candidate in the Division of Nutritional Sciences and would like to learn more about thesis deadlines, requirements, scheduling and taking your exam and submitting your thesis/dissertation, please visit the Graduate School's page Thesis & Dissertation. Please let the DNSHelpdesk know when you have scheduled your exam so we may help you advertise your talk.