Seminars 2015-2016

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Below are the seminar schedules for the 2015-2016 academic year (Fall 2015, Winter 2016, Spring 2016)

Spring 2016

Naomi Fugakawa4/20/16

Naomi Fugakawa, M.D., Ph.D.

Center Director, USDA, ARS Beltsville, Maryland Human Nutrition Research Center    
Air pollution and metabolic dysfunction
Seminar Video


Shirley Luckhart4/27/16

Shirley Luckhart, Ph.D.

Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine
Department of Entomology and Nematology, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Global malaria elimination and eradication – a perspective on the science and challenges behind these  efforts
Seminar Video


Alex Brito5/4/16

Alex Brito, Ph.D.

Nutritionist, USDA ARS Western Human Nutrition Research Center, UC Davis    
New directions in vitamin B12 deficiency research. From diagnostics to international nutrition
Seminar Video


Mary Arimond5/11/16

Mary Arimond, M.S.

UC Davis Project Manager for the International Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements Project (iLiNS)
Minimum Dietary Diversity for Women of Reproductive Age: Introducing A Guide for Measurement
Seminar Video


Lindsay Allen5/18/16

Lindsay Allen, Ph.D., R.D.

Director of the USDA ARS Western Human Nutrition Research Center, UC Davis    
The Mothers, Infants and Lactation Quality (MILQ) study
Seminar Video


Sridevi Krishnan5/25/16

Sridevi Krishnan, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Scientist, USDA ARS Western Human Nutrition Research Center,  UC Davis     
WHNRC’s Dietary Guidelines Study; how to measure the effects of a dietary pattern
Seminar Video



Spring 2016 Seminars not Recorded

Edye Kuyper, M.S., Nutrition Advisor, UC Davis CA&ES International Programs Office
Effective Nutrition Promotion within Agricultural Extension

Christopher Golden, Ph.D., Research Associate, Harvard University, Dept. of Nutrition
The effect of wildlife and fisheries declines on human nutrition


Winter 2016

Guy-Marino Hinnouho1/6/16    

Guy-Marino Hinnouho

Postdoctoral Scholar, UC Davis, Dept. of Nutrition, Lao Zinc Study
Metabolically Healthy Obesity and Risk of Chronic Diseases
Seminar Video


Amy Pickering1/13/16

Amy Pickering

Stanford University, Senior Fellow, Center for Innovation in Global Health
Sanitation and child growth: new evidence from a community-led sanitation intervention in rural Mali
Seminar Video


Teresa Steele1/27/16    

Teresa Steele

Associate Professor, Chancellor's Fellow, Evolutionary Anthropology Wing Chair, UC Davis Dept of Anthropology    
The Evolution of Human Diets from an Archaeological Perspective
Seminar Video


Christine Stewart2/3/16

Christine Stewart

Associate Professor
UC Davis Department of Nutrition, Program in International and Community Nutrition
The Sustainable Development Goals: where does nutrition fit in?
Seminar Video

Elizabeth Maga2/10/16

Elizabeth Maga

Adjunct Professor, UC Davis Department of Animal Science    
Determining how milk can influence intestinal health in a pig model of malnutrition
Seminar Video


Alexandra Greenwald2/17/16    

Alexandra Greenwald

PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, UC Davis    
Breastfeeding, Weaning, and Early Childhood Diet in Prehistoric California Hunter-Gatherers
Seminar Video



Winter 2016 Seminars not Recorded

Steve Vosti
Adjunct Professor, UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics
Optimization Modeling for Informing MN Intervention Program Decisions: Addressing Efficiency and Equity Concerns in the Context of Cameroon

Sonja Hess, Associate Research Nutritionist, UC Davis Program in International Nutrition
The Niger Maternal Nutrition Project – what next?”


Fall 2015

Kathryn Dewey, Robert Hijmans, Steve Vosti, Christine Stewart, UC Davis PICN9/30/15

Kathryn Dewey, Robert Hijmans, Steve Vosti, Christine Stewart, UC Davis PICN

Research Overviews by PICN Faculty: Robert Hijmans, Steve Vosti & Christine Stewart
Seminar Video


Lindsay Allen, Reina Engle-Stone, Kathryn Dewey10/7/15    

Lindsay Allen, Reina Engle-Stone, Kay Dewey

Research Overviews by PICN Faculty: Lindsay Allen, Reina Engle-Stone, Kay Dewey
Seminar Video


Elizabeth Prado, Ryan Wessells, Charles Stephensen10/14/15

Elizabeth Prado, Ryan Wessells, Charles Stephensen     

Research Overviews by PICN Faculty Elizabeth Prado, Ryan Wessells, Charles Stephensen
Seminar Video



Elizabeth Mitcham10/21/15

Elizabeth Mitcham

Director, UC Davis Postharvest Technology Center    
Enhancing consumption of fruits and vegetables
Seminar Video


Carrie Waterman10/28/15

Carrie Waterman

Rutgers University, Dept of Plant Biology and Pathology
Meet Moringa: A medicinal superfood ready for development
Seminar Video



Kathryn Dewey11/18/15

Kay Dewey

Distinguished Professor, Director, UC Davis PICN
The Rang-Din Nutrition Study: Effectiveness of home-fortification approaches in the first 1000 days for preventing maternal and child undernutrition 
Seminar Video


Fall 2015 Seminars not Recorded

Anne Williams, Postdoctoral Fellow,Emory University
Effectiveness of a behavior change intervention to improve maternal dietary diversity in the context of a cluster randomized trial in rural Kenya

Deanna Olney, IFPRI, Washington, DC
Preventing Malnutrition in children under 2 years of Age (PM2A): IFPRI studies in Guatemala and Burundi

Shasha Jumbe, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Healthy Birth, Growth and Development Knowledge Integration