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
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

Title: "Novel pathways regulating adipose thermogenesis"

September 30, 2019

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”


November 18, 2019 NO SEMINAR
November 25, 2019

Lynnette Neufeld, PhD; Director, Knowledge Leadership at Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

Title: "Anemia prevention and control: new issues and opportunities for an old problem"

December 2, 2019

Ömer Yilmaz, PhD; Eisen and Chang Career Development Professor, Associate Professor of Biology, David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT

Title: "Dietary control of stem cells in physiology and disease"

December 9, 2019

Claudia Fischbach-Teschl, PhD; Professor, Nancy E. and Peter C. Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering; Director, Cornell center on the Physics of Cancer Metabolism, Cornell University

Title TBA