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The 2020 Joyce Lindower Wolitzer ’76 and Steven Wolitzer Nutrition Seminar will take place on December 3 at 12:30. This will be a virtual event with guest speaker Lawrence Haddad, PhD, Executive Director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN). Title and login details TBA.

Weekly Seminars in DNS

The Division of Nutritional Sciences Seminar (NS6190) takes place on Mondays at 4:10 (unless otherwise indicated). No registration is required. 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

FALL 2020 SCHEDULE
Date Speaker Title Zoom info
September 14

Varykina Thackray, PhD; Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego           

Hormones, Gut Microbes and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome email DNSHelpdesk@cornell.edu for details
September 21 Ömer Yilmaz, MD, PhD; Eisen and Chang Career Development Professor;
Associate Professor of Biology
David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT
Dietary control of stem cells in physiology and disease email DNSHelpdesk@cornell.edu for details
September 28 Uriyoán Colón-Ramos, Sc.D., M.P.A.
Associate Professor of Nutrition & Global Health; The George Washington University Milken Institute of Public Health
TBD email DNSHelpdesk@cornell.edu for details
October 5 NO SEMINAR    
October 12 Nilay Yapici, PhD; Nancy and Peter Meinig Family Investigator in the Life Sciences, Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology & Behavior at Cornell University Neural control of foraging and food intake email DNSHelpdesk@cornell.edu for details
October 19

Co-sponsored by the Program in International Nutrition Monday Oct 19, 4:10pm

Hanqi Luo, PhD; Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Nutrition & Institute for Global Nutrition, University of California, Davis

A new statistical method for estimating usual intakes of nearly-daily consumed foods and nutrients through use of only one 24-hour dietary recall email DNSHelpdesk@cornell.edu for details
October 26

Co-sponsored by the Program in International Nutrition Monday Oct 26, 4:10pm

Jessica Fanzo, PhD. Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Global Food Policy and Ethics, Berman Institute of Bioethics & Dept. of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Director, Director of Food & Nutrition Security at the JHU Alliance for a Healthier World.

Title TBD email DNSHelpdesk@cornell.edu for details
November 2 Eric Skaar, PhD, MPH; Vanderbilt University
Director, Institute for Infection, Immunology and Inflammation
Director, Division of Molecular Pathogenesis
Ernest W. Goodpasture Chair in Pathology
Vice Chair for Basic Research, Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology
Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
Title TBD email DNSHelpdesk@cornell.edu for details
November 9

Co-sponsored by the Program in International Nutrition Monday, Nov 9 at 4:10pm

Jean Humphrey, D.Sc., Professor at Johns Hopkins University

TBD: re SHINE trial email DNSHelpdesk@cornell.edu for details
November 16      
November 23      
November 30      
December 7

Patsy Brannon, PhD, RD, Visiting Professor, Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University and Weihsueh Chiu, PhD, Professor, Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University

Expanding the Dietary Reference Intake Model: Considering Chronic Disease for Sodium and Potassium email DNSHelpdesk@cornell.edu for details

 

The Seminar in International Nutrition takes place on Thursdays at 12:40 (unless otherwise noted). No registration is required to attend this event.

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.

Take a moment to learn more about the Program in International Nutrition or contact us at intl_nutrition@cornell.edu with any questions or suggestions.

Fall 2020 Schedule
Date Speaker Title Zoom Info
September 10 Melisa Medina-Rivera, PhD; Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 through breast milk and breastfeeding: a systematic review of evidence email DNSHelpdesk@cornell.edu for details
September 17 Laura Smith, PhD; Assistant Professor, Epidemiology and Environmental Health, School of Public Health and Health Professions, University at Buffalo Multiple mycotoxin exposure and maternal and child health in rural Zimbabwe email DNSHelpdesk@cornell.edu for details
September 24 Elizabeth Centeno Tablante, MSc.
Doctoral Candidate, Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University
COVID-19 in children in Ecuador email DNSHelpdesk@cornell.edu for details
October 1 Kondwani Chidziwisano, M.Sc.
Research Fellow, WASHTED & Lecturer, Dept. of Environmental Health, University of Malawi
Improving food hygiene behaviors in Malawi email DNSHelpdesk@cornell.edu for details
October 8 Jennifer Yourkavitch, MPH, PhD
Director, Monitoring, Evaluation, & Learning; USAID Advancing Nutrition
Risk assessment for nutrition promotion and measurement activities:  Keeping participants and personnel safe in the pandemic email DNSHelpdesk@cornell.edu for details
October 15 David Pelletier, PhD; Professor, Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University Mapping the Terrain of Nutrition Policy: Reflections on a 36-Year Off-Trail Journey email DNSHelpdesk@cornell.edu for details

Monday, October 19 at 4:10

(note change in day from a Thursday to a Monday and time change to 4:10)

Co-sponsored by the Division of Nutritional Sciences seminar Monday Oct 19, 4:10pm

Hanqi Luo, PhD; Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Nutrition & Institute for Global Nutrition, University of California, Davis

 

A new statistical method for estimating usual intakes of nearly-daily consumed foods and nutrients through use of only one 24-hour dietary recall email DNSHelpdesk@cornell.edu for details

October 26 at 4:10

(note change in day from a Thursday to a Monday and time change to 4:10)

Co-sponsored by the Division of Nutritional Sciences seminar Monday Oct 26, 4:10pm

Jessica Fanzo, PhD. Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Global Food Policy and Ethics, Berman Institute of Bioethics & Dept. of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Director, Director of Food & Nutrition Security at the JHU Alliance for a Healthier World.

Title TBD email DNSHelpdesk@cornell.edu for details
November 5

Andrew Mude, PhD, Division Manager, Agricultural Research, Production and Sustainability, African Development Bank, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire and

Edward Mabaya, PhD; Senior Research Associate, Global Development, Cornell University

 

TBD  

November 9 at 4:10

(note change in day from a Thursday to a Monday and time change to 4:10)

Co-sponsored by the Division of Nutritional Sciences seminar Monday Nov 9 at 4:10pm

Jean Humphrey, D.Sc., Professor at Johns Hopkins University

TBD: re SHINE trial email DNSHelpdesk@cornell.edu for details
November 19 NO SEMINAR    
November 26 NO SEMINAR - Thanksgiving break    
December 3 at 12:30 (note the earlier than usual start time) Joyce Lindower Wolitzer '76 and Steven Wolitzer Endowed Seminar with guest speaker Lawrence Haddad, PhD.; Executive Director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition TBD email DNSHelpdesk@cornell.edu for details
December 10 Stephanie Martin, PhD
Assistant Professor, Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health & Faculty Fellow, Carolina Population Center, Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
TBD email DNSHelpdesk@cornell.edu for details

 

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