The Division of Nutritional Sciences Seminar (NS6190) takes place on Mondays at 4:00 in 100 Savage Hall (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 2019 SCHEDULE
September 9, 2019
Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH; Paulette Goddard Professor and Professor Emerita, Nutrition & Food Studies, NYU Steinhardt; Visiting Professor in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University
Title: "Food Industry Influence on Nutrition Research and Practice: In Search of a Viable Alternative"
Co-sponsored with the Program in International Nutrition at Cornell
September 16, 2019
Julia Finkelstein, DSc; Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition | The Follett Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow, Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University
Title: "Vitamin B12 and Maternal and Child Nutrition in Southern India: Setting the stage for interventions to improve population health"
September 23, 2019
Evan Rosen, MD, PhD; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Botir T. Sagdullaev, PhD; Associate Director, Burke Neurological Institute; Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Neuroscience, Weill Cornell Medicine; Director, Laboratory for Visual Plasticity and Repair
Title: "You are what your brain eats: neuroscience of diabetes"
CANCELED: October 7, 2019
CANCELED: Frank B. Hu, MD, PhD; Professor and Chair, Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Title: "Optimal Nutrition for Personalized Population & Planetary Health"
We will try to reschedule his talk in the Spring.
October 14, 2019
NO SEMINAR - Fall Break
October 21, 2019
Co-sponsored Division of Nutritional Sciences & International Nutrition seminar: Meera Shekar, PhD; Global Lead, Health, Nutrition & Population, The World Bank.
Title: "The Nutrition SDGs: Can we get there by 2030"
October 28, 2019
Christina D. Economos, PhD; Professor, New Balance Chair in Childhood Nutrition; Director, ChildObesity180; Division Chair, Nutrition Interventions, Communication, and Behavior Change, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Title: "Tackling Childhood Obesity: Systems Modeling, Diffusion Scaling"
November 4, 2019
Cutberto Garza, MD, PhD; Professor emeritus and former director of the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University
Title "Best practices in nutrition science to earn and keep the public's trust"
November 11, 2019
Minglin Ma, PhD; Associate Professor, Biological & Environmental Engineering at Cornell University
Title: “Developing advanced biomaterials for a type 1 diabetes cell replacement therapy”