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Weekly Seminars in DNS

The Division of Nutritional Sciences Seminar (NS 6190) 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

SPRING 2021 SCHEDULE coming soon
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The Seminar in International Nutrition (NS 6980) 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.

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