A formal Designated Emphasis in International and Community Nutrition is available to doctoral students in participating graduate programs such as Nutritional Biology or Epidemiology.More
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Carrie Waterman was introduced to moringa while in the Peace Corps in The Gambia, West Africa. For the next decade her research has focused on the benefits of this antioxidant-rich plant.More
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. The specific objectives of the PICN are:
- To conduct basic and applied research on issues of human nutrition relevant to low-income and disadvantaged populations.
- To plan and manage the educational curriculum leading to a Designated Emphasis (minor) in International and Community Nutrition for doctoral students of the participating graduate programs, and to coordinate training activities for other graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.
- To provide technical assistance to national governments and international agencies concerned with food and nutrition policies.
- To foster collaborative exchanges of students and faculty between UC Davis and research and training institutions abroad.