Division of Nutritional Sciences Seminar (formerly Field of Nutrition)
DATE SPEAKER TITLE
February 25, 2019 NO SEMINAR; winter break  
March 4, 2019 Hazel H. Szeto, MD, PhD; Weill Cornell Medical School, Social Profit Network Research Lab "Targeting cellular powerhouses to mitigate age-associated noncommunicable diseases"
March 11, 2019 The Clive M. McCay Lecture with guest speaker David Sinclair, PhD, AO; Professor in the Department of Genetics and co-Director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging at Harvard Medical School

"Insights into why we age and how to reverse it"

The Clive M. McCay Lectureship was established in 1985 through the generosity of Dr. McCay's wife, Jeanette McCay

March 18, 2019 Bradley Johnston, PhD; Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health & Epidemiology at Dalhousie University "Developing trustworthy and novel dietary guidelines: From good to great!"
March 25, 2019 Lawrence Kazak, PhD; Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry at McGill University "Adipocyte control of energy balance"
April 1, 2019 NO SEMINAR  - spring break  
April 8, 2019 Kathryn J. Fiorella, PhD; Assistant Professor in Population Medicine in Diagnostics Sciences and the Masters in Public Health at Cornell University "Linking the health of people and the planet: Food security, fish consumption and nutrition in global fishing communities"

April 15, 2019

4:00 in Vet School Lecture Theater 1

The Life Sciences Lecture Series with guest speaker Mina Bissell, PhD, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Title: "Why Don't We Get More Cancer: The critical role of extracellular matrix and microenvironment in malignancy and dormancy?"

Hosts: Claudia Fischbach, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Cornell; Richard Cerione, Professor, Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Cornell; Matthew Paszek, Assistant Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell

April 22, 2019 The Pritchard Lecture in Human Nutrition with guest speaker Teresa A. Davis, PhD Professor of Pediatrics, USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center; Baylor College of Medicine; Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Nutrition

Title: "Role of Nutrition in the Regulation of Muscle Growth"

The Klingenstein Pritchard Scholarship Program lecture, established through a generous gift by the Klingenstein Pritchard Fund, is dedicated to human nutrition, from conception through weaning onto adulthood and honors the speakers who have made significant contributions to human nutrition.

April 29, 2019

4:30 in G10 Biotechnology Building

 

 

The Life Sciences Lecture Series with guest speaker Brendan Bohannan, PhD, University of Oregon

 

Title: "The Ecology and Evolution of Host-Associated Microbiomes"

Hosts: Angela Douglas, Professor, Dept of Entomology, Cornell; Ilana Brito, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Cornell; Steven Ellner, Professor, Dept of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Cornell

May 1, 2019

4:45 in G71 MVR

Refreshments prior to lecture in the HEB Commons

 

The Joyce Lindower Wolitzer '76 & Steven Wolitzer Nutrition Seminar with guest speaker Juan Angel Rivera Dommarco, PhD; General Director of the National Institute of Public Health (INSP) in Mexico and Professor of Nutrition at the Mexican School of Public Health

Title: "Use of research for designing and modifying health and nutrition policy"

Through the generosity of Mr. & Mrs. Wolitzer, this seminar is dedicated to bringing to campus a renowned speaker, innovator or leader in nutrition for the benefit of our undergraduate human nutrition students and the entire Cornell community.

 

May 6, 2019

 

Michael Aschner, PhD; Professor; Harold & Muriel Block Chair in Molecular Pharmacology; Director, Einstein Center of Toxicology; Albert Einstein College of Medicine "Manganese Neurotoxicity: What can we learn from worms?"
     
     
Seminars in Nutritional Sciences
DATE SPEAKER TITLE
January 22, 2019 Brandon Gheller “Serine Is an Essential Metabolite for Effector T Cell Expansion”, E. MA, et al
January 29, 2018 Lauren Varvatos “Dietary methionine restriction regulated energy and protein homeostasis by improving thyroid function in high fat diet mice”, Y. Yang, et al
February 5, 2019 Suze Colt

“HIC1 links retinoic acid signaling to group 3 innate lymphoid cell-dependent regulation of intestinal immunity and homeostasis”, K. Burrows, et al

February 12, 2019

Twila Linville

"Changes in cardiovascular risk factors after 5 years of implementation of a population-based program to reduce cardiovascular disease: The Heart of New Ulm Project", Sidebottom, et al

February 19, 2019 Yifei Gu "Screening for insulin-independent pathways that modulate glucose homeostasis identifies androgen receptor antagonists", Mullapudi ST, et al
February 26, 2019 NO SEMINAR; winter break  
March 5, 2019 Benjamin Steiner "Mitochondrial translation requires folate-dependent tRNA methylation", Morscher, et al
March 12, 2019 Hannah Feinberg “What Do Workplace Wellness Programs Do? Evidence from the Illinois Workplace Wellness Study“, Jones, Molitor, Reif
March 19, 2019 Semira Ortiz "Diet-induced Circadian Enhancer Remodeling Synchronizes Opposing Hepatic Lipid Metabolic Processes", Guan et al
March 26, 2019 Jin Shang "Effect of the Children's Healthy Living Program on Young Child Overweight, Obesity, and Acanthosis Nigricans in the US-Affiliated Pacific Region: A Randomized Clinical Trial", Novotny et el
April 2, 2019 NO SEMINAR - spring break  
April 9, 2019 Pratiwi Ridwan "Gut microbiome contributes to impairment of immunity in pulmonary tuberculosis patients by alteration of butyrate and propionate producers", Maji, et al
April 16, 2019 Xu Lan "Partitioning of One-Carbon Units in Folate and Methionine Metabolism Is Essential for Neural Tube Closure", Leung, et al
April 23, 2019 Yiqin Wang "Fruit and vegetable consumption, cigarette smoke, and leukocyte mitochondrial DNA copy number", Shaowei Wu, et al
April 30, 2019 no seminar  
May 7, 2019 Shiya Huang "A multilevel, multicomponent childhood obesity prevention group-randomized controlled trial improves healthier food purchasing and reduces sweet-snack consumption among low-income African-American youth", Trude, et al
Seminars in International Nutrition
DATE SPEAKER TITLE
January 24, 2019 NO SEMINAR  
January 31, 2019 NO SEMINAR  
February 7, 2019

Elizabeth Fox, PhD; Hect-Levi Postdoctoral Fellow, Global Ethics & Policy Program, Berman Institute of Bioethics, Johns Hopkins University

"Sustainable food systems for children and adolescents"
February 14, 2019 Kathleen Hefferon, PhD
Microbiology, Cornell University
"Improving Global Health with Plant-Based Biologics"
February 21, 2019 Anna Herforth, PhD
Independent Consultant & Researcher
"New metrics for monitoring food and diet globally"
February 28, 2019 Rebecca Heidkamp, PhD
Institute for International Programs & Center for Human Nutrition; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
"Data for decisions to expand nutrition transformation (DataDENT): Partnering to strengthen the global data value chain for nutrition"
March 7, 2019 Samantha Huey
Doctoral candidate in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University

"The effects of oral vitamin D supplementation on linear growth and non-communicable diseases among infants and children younger than 5 years of age: Steps for developing a Cochrane systematic review"

March 14, 2019 Peggy Koniz-Booher, PhD
Senior Advisor, Nutrition/SBCC; John Snow, Inc.
"Pushing new buttons to advance maternal, infant and young child nutrition"
March 21, 2019 John H. Hoddinott, D.Phil
H.E. Babcock Professor of Food & Nutrition Economics and Policy, Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University
"Women's participation in community nutrition program in Bangladesh: Unanticipated impacts on intimate partner violence"
March 28, 2019 Dadirai Fundira
Doctoral candidate in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University
Dissertation seminar: "Critical assessment of the impact of community-based interventions on child nutrition and hygiene behaviors in rural Zimbabwe"
April 4, 2018 NO SEMINAR - spring break  
April 11, 2019 Meriem Aoun, PhD, postdoctoral associate and William Stafstrom, doctoral candidate "A Hidden Threat to Food Systems: Mycotoxin Risks and Mitigation Strategies"
April 18, 2019 John McDermott
Director, CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health, International Food Policy Research Institute (A4NH), led by IFPRI

Co-sponsored with the Tata Cornell Institute (TCI)

"Improving Nutrition and Health Through Agriculture: What Have We Learned? What's Next?"

April 25, 2019

no seminar

 
May 2, 2019 Vicky Santoso
Doctoral candidate in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University
Dissertation seminar: "Women's empowerment in nutrition-sensitive agriculture: how much is enough?"

Questions or suggestions? Contact: Dr. Kate Dickin, Division of Nutritional Sciences kld12@cornell.edu

Other Seminars of Interest
DATE SPEAKER TITLE

March 11, 2019

4:00 in 100 Savage Hall

Refreshments available in the Savage Hall beginning at 3:00

The Clive M. McCay Lecture with guest speaker David Sinclair, PhD, AO; Professor in the Department of Genetics and co-Director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging at Harvard Medical School

"Insights into why we age and how to reverse it"

The Clive M. McCay Lectureship was established in 1985 through the generosity of Dr. McCay's wife, Jeanette McCay to the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell.

April 15, 2019

4:00 in Vet School Lecture Theater 1

The Life Sciences Lecture Series with guest speaker Mina Bissell, PhD, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Title: "Why Don't We Get More Cancer: The critical role of extracellular matrix and microenvironment in malignancy and dormancy?"

Hosts: Claudia Fischbach, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Cornell; Richard Cerione, Professor, Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Cornell; Matthew Paszek, Assistant Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell

April 22, 2019

4:00 in 100 Savage Hall

The Pritchard Lecture in Human Nutrition with guest speaker Teresa A. Davis, PhD Professor of Pediatrics, USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center; Baylor College of Medicine; Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Nutrition

Title: "Role of Nutrition in the Regulation of Muscle Growth"

The Klingenstein Pritchard Scholarship Program lecture, established through a generous gift to the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell by the Klingenstein Pritchard Fund, is dedicated to human nutrition, from conception through weaning onto adulthood and honors the speakers who have made significant contributions to human nutrition.

April 29, 2019

4:30 in G10 Biotechnology Building

The Life Sciences Lecture Series with guest Brendan Bohannan, PhD, University of Oregon

Title: "The Ecology and Evolution of Host-Associated Microbiomes"

Hosts: Angela Douglas, Professor, Dept of Entomology, Cornell; Ilana Brito, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Cornell; Steven Ellner, Professor, Dept of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Cornell

May 1, 2019

4:45 in G71 MVR

Refreshments prior to lecture in the HEB Commons

The Joyce Lindower Wolitzer '76 & Steven Wolitzer Nutrition Seminar with guest speaker Juan Angel Rivera Dommarco, PhD; General Director of the National Institute of Public Health (INSP) in Mexico and Professor of Nutrition at the Mexican School of Public Health

Title: "Use of research for designing and modifying health and nutrition policy"

Through the generosity of Mr. & Mrs. Wolitzer, this seminar is dedicated to bringing to campus a renowned speaker, innovator or leader in nutrition for the benefit of our undergraduate human nutrition students and the entire Cornell community.

May 13, 2019

Location: 100 Savage Hall

Time: 12:00

DNS Honors Symposium

12:00 PM     "Is coffee consumption associated with academic performance amongst undergraduate students", Sara Jumabhoy (Mentor: Jeff Sobal)

12:30 PM     "Ebola virus activation, and doxycycline's potential", Malia Mackey (Mentor: Gary Whittaker)

1:00 PM        "The role of resident macrophages and Cx-43 in the injured heart using in vivo multiphoton microscopy", Marvara Jhala (Mentor: Nozomi Nishimura)

1:30 PM        "Associations between 25(OH)D Status in Pregnant Women and Bowel Health Indicators using NHANES Data 2005-10", Mira Ramesh (Mentor: Saurabh Mehta)

2:00 PM        "Investigating the role of taurine in mitochondrial regulation", Yifei (Amy) Han (Mentor: Shu-Bing Qian)

2:30 PM        "Curriculum for a Cause: An Examination of the Brothers as Allies Pilot Project and its Impact on Attitudes and Behaviors Associated with Sexual Violence Perpetration and Prevention", Delaney Ding (Mentor: Janis Whitlock)

3:00 PM        "Adherence to Vitamin D Supplementation Guidelines in Hospitalized Baffin Island Infants", Nina Acharya (Mentor: Saurabh Mehta)

DNS undergraduate students will present their Honors Research Projects

May 24, 2019

Location: Bailey Hall and Plaza

Time: doors open at 2:30pm

DNS Graduation Ceremony Celebration 2019 Invitation only or watch via live link; details coming soon

June 8, 2019

Location: Hilton Baltimore, Room Carroll A&B

Time: 8:00pm

Cornell/Penn State/Purdue Mixer at Nutrition 2019 At the annual American Society for Nutrition conference
  June 17-18, 2019 EFNEP 50th Anniversary Celebration details to come

August 23, 2019

DNS Fall Faculty Retreat In the Ten Eyck Room of the Cornell Botanic Gardens (formerly the Plantations)
 October 14-15, 2019 First Annual Precision Nutrition Symposium, Ithaca NY details to come