For nearly 35 years, UC Davis distinguished nutrition professor and PICN Director Kathryn Dewey has been a leader in research on maternal and child nutrition, infant feeding, and assessment of child growth. Her work has contributed key evidence prompting changes in global policies and guidelines.
PICN Seminars are now available online.
USDA ARS, Maryland HNRC
Air pollution and metabolic dysfunction
UCDMC Medical Microbiology & Immunology
Global malaria elimination and eradication – a perspective on the science and challenges behind these efforts
UC Davis Anthropology
Breastfeeding, Weaning, and Early Childhood Diet in Prehistoric California Hunter-Gatherers
UC Davis Animal Science
Determining how milk can influence intestinal health in a pig model of malnutrition
The UC Davis Program in International and Community Nutrition (PICN) coordinates research and training activities concerning human nutrition problems of low-income countries, and of ethnic minorities and disadvantaged groups in the United States. PICN also offers a Designated Emphasis program for doctoral students in participating graduate programs.
Malnutrition is a leading cause of death in young children throughout the world. For infants and children under the age of two, the consequences of malnutrition are particularly severe, often irreversible. Improved nutrition for mothers and young children is one of the best investments we can make to achieve lasting progress in global health and development.
Join us in making a difference in the fight against malnutrition by making a donation to our fund to establish an endowed chair in maternal and infant nutrition in the Department of Nutrition.
A formal Designated Emphasis in International and Community Nutrition is available to doctoral students in participating graduate programs.
Successful completion of the requirements for the Designated Emphasis will be recognized on the student's diploma at the time of awarding the doctoral degree. For example, students of the Graduate Group in Nutritional Biology will receive a "Ph.D. in Nutritional Biology with emphasis in International and Community Nutrition".
- Kathryn Dewey leads study showing that lipid-based prenatal supplement improves infant health and nutrition in Bangladesh
- Recruitment - Assistant/Associate Professor of Community and Global Nutrition with a preferred emphasis in Maternal and Child Nutrition
- Maxwell Barffour receives the Young Scientist Award at the Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau Germany
- Lacey Baldiviez wins Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award for 2014
- Latest "Nutrition News for Africa" posted
- Kathryn Dewey receives 2014-2015 E.V. McCollum Award