Seminars 2013-2014

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Below are the seminar listings for the 2013-2014 Academic Year (Fall 2013 and Spring 2014).

Spring 2014

Josh Jorgenson4/23/14

Josh Jorgenson, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Davis
Iron, inflammation, and oxidative stress in postpartum women
Seminar Video


Dr. Rebecca Stoltzfus4/30/14

Dr. Rebecca Stoltzfus

Professor, Cornell University
Elucidating the causes of stunting:  poor diet, environmental enteropathy, and mycotoxins
Seminar Video


Dr. Robert Black5/7/14

Dr. Robert Black

Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Fetal growth restriction: nutritional determinants, consequences in childhood and interventions
Seminar Video


Dr. Alida Melse-Boonstra5/14/14

Dr. Alida Melse-Boonstra

Assistant Professor, Wageningen University
Biofortified cassava: a viable option to combat vitamin A deficiency? Trials in Kenya and Nigeria
Seminar Video


Dr. Marilyn Townsend5/28/14

Dr. Marilyn Townsend

Nutrition Education Specialist, University of California, Davis
Efficacy of obesity risk assessment tools for preschool children
Seminar Video


2013 - 2014 Seminars not Recorded

Fall 2013

Kathryn Dewey, Lindsay Allen, Christine Stewart, PICN Faculty
Overview of PICN and faculty research overviews

Kenneth Brown, Lucia Kaiser, Stephen Vosti, PICN Faculty
Faculty research overviews

Sonja Hess, Sandra Huffman, Charles Stephensen, Betty Burri, PICN Faculty
Faculty research overviews

Dr. Christine Stewart, PICN Faculty
Discussion of the Lancet Nutrition Series 2013

Dr. Bineti Vitta, Postdoctoral Researcher, PICN
"Results from the Alive & Thrive Small Grants Research Program" 

Dr. Per Ashorn, Professor of International Health
University of Tampere, Finland
"Birth outcomes from the iLiNS-DYAD-Malawi trial"

Dr. Stephen Vosti, Associate Adjunct Professor
Dept of Agricultural and Resource Economics
"Demand for LNS: What have we learned?"

Dr. Kathryn G. Dewey, Director, PICN
"Birth outcomes from the iLiNS-DYAD-Ghana trial and the RangDin Nutrition Study in Bangladesh" 

Dr. Souheila Abbeddou, Postdoctoral Scholar, PICN
"Evaluation of the optimal amount of zinc to include in LNS for young children. The iLiNS-ZINC study in Burkina Faso"

Dr. Bo Lönnerdal, PICN Faculty
"Iron nutrition of infants – what is too little and what is too much?"

Spring 2014

Dr. Kevin Laugero, Scientist and Assistant Adjunct Professor, Western Human Nutrition Research Center
A habit of comfort food and loss of dietary flexibility:  how early does this develop and who’s vulnerable? 

Dr. Jay Belsky, Professor, Dept. Human Ecology, University of California, Davis 
Childhood adversity, sexual maturation and health

Dr. Lindsay Allen, Center Director and Research Professor, Western Human Nutrition Research Center
How the Federal Government works to improve dietary quality.