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The cost of diet-related chronic disease may soon exceed $1 trillion per year in the United States alone. This is driving the critical need for researchers, physicians and nutrition experts to better understand the dose-response relationships among nutrients and chronic disease and to establish scientifically-grounded guidance for optimal dietary intakes.

To help address these needs, Cornell University, Weill Cornell Medical, and the Cornell Tech Campus will host The First Annual Precision Nutrition Symposium, October 14-15, 2019 in Ithaca, NY.

The overarching goal for the Precision Nutrition Symposium and working group forum is to build research synergies across the Cornell Campuses for the development of multi-investigator research proposals in precision nutrition. It is free to Cornell University, Weill Cornell Medical and Cornell Tech faculty, staff and trainees (students, post-docs, etc.) and is intended to be an opportunity to develop collaborations as opposed to a learning or training opportunity.

The symposium is a product of the Academic Integration Initiative, launched in 2017, which is the concept of integrating Cornell University's three New York State campuses - Ithaca, Weill Cornell Medicine, and Cornell tech into a cohesive whole. As part of academic integration, our goal for precision nutrition research is to optimize nutrient exposures to achieve healthy human physiological systems. The symposium offers the opportunity for the Cornell research community to address the pressing needs facing nutrition research from molecules to individuals and populations.

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The First Annual Precision Nutrition Symposium is sponsored by The Office of Academic Integration, the Division of Nutritional Sciences, the Friedman Center for Nutrition and Inflammation, and the Jill Roberts Institute.

Academic Integration Program Inquiries:
Kristin C. Hopkins
Project Associate, Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Integration, Cornell University
Email: kcm23@cornell.edu

Symposium Inquiries: PrecisionNutri@cornell.edu

Symposium Details

The symposium is free to Cornell University, Weill Cornell Medical and Cornell Tech faculty, staff and trainees (students, post-docs, etc.) and is intended to be an opportunity to develop collaborations as opposed to a learning or training opportunity.

October 14: Martha Van Rensselaer Hall, Room G71 beginning at 11:30AM

October 15: Martha Van Rensselaer Hall, Room G71 beginning at 7:30AM

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nathan price

Keynote Speaker: Nathan Price, PhD, Professor & Associate Director of the Institute for Systems Biology.

Dr. Price is Professor & Associate Director of the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) in Seattle, WA.  He is also Affiliate Faculty in the Departments of Bioengineering, Computer Science & Engineering, and Molecular & Cellular Biology at the University of Washington. He is Co-Founder and on the Board of Directors of Arivale (“Your Scientific Path to Wellness”), which was named as Geekwire‘s 2016 “Startup of the Year.” 

Guest speaker: Cindy Davis, PhD of the NIH

  • Joeva Barrow, R.D., Ph.D, Assistant Professor Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell (organizer)
  • Sunghee Cho, PhD, Professor, Brain and Mind Research Institute, Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Andrew Clark, PhD, Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University
  • Olivier Elemento, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Institute for Computation Biomedicine, Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Martha Field, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell (organizer)
  • Zhenglong Gu, PhD; Professor, Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell (organizer)
  • Neera Gupta, M.D., M.A.S., Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Weill Cornell Medicine
  • James Lo, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Departments of Medicine and Pharmacology, Division of Cardiology, Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Randy Longman, M.D, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Saurabh Mehta, MBBS, ScD, Associate Professor, Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell (organizer)
  • Anna Thalacker-Mercer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell (organizer)

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Session 1: Systems-level understanding of human physiological networks and their plasticity

Session 2: Diagnostics, biomarkers, and individual variations in response to nutrient exposures

Session 3: Classification of population subgroups with respect to their nutritional needs and delivery of optimal nutrition

Sessions will be followed by working group discussions.

*A full schedule will be posted once it has been finalized.

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Please register by 5pm Eastern on Thursday, September 5 via the registration link.

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Oral presentations: Early career Cornell faculty who would like to be considered for an oral presentation must submit an abstract by 5pm on August 15, 2019. Short oral presentations will be scheduled within the program. If your abstract is not selected for an oral presentation you may present as a poster presentation within the poster session.

Poster presentations: Those interested in presenting a poster must submit an abstract online no later than 5pm on Thursday, September 5, 2019. The poster session will take place October 14 at 5:30pm in the HEB Commons.

Submit your abstract and/or poster information.

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We have reserved a block of rooms at the Marriott Downtown: 120 S. Aurora St, Ithaca, NY. To reserve a room within this block you must call (607)272-2222 by September 16 and ask for the group name Precision Nutrition Symposium. 

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Be sure to ask about shuttle service to campus when you are making your reservation.

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Organizers of this event are: Drs. Joeva Barrow, Martha Field, Zhenglong Gu, Saurabh Mehta and Anna Thalacker-Mercer.