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Below is an archive of the seminar schedules from quarters prior to when filming begain (Fall 2013 and earlier).

Spring 2012 Seminar Schedule

4/4/2012 

Dr. Sandra Huffman
Research Nutritionist, Department of Nutrition, UC Davis 
"Developing Formulations for Micronutrient Supplements/Home Fortificants for Adolescents and Women of Reproductive Age in Developing Countries"

4/11/2012 

Dr. Chris Dunford
Senior Research Fellow, Freedom from Hunger
"Integrating Microfinance and Health/Nutrition Strategies: Examining the Evidence to Inform Policy and Practice"

4/18/2012 

Dr. Chris Golden
Environmental Fellow, Harvard University, and UC Berkeley
"Examining Links Between Wildlife Consumption and Human Nutrition"

4/25/12 

Mathew Hamilton
Ph.D. Student, Department of Ecology, UC Davis
"Spatial Patterns in the Cost of Access to Health Care in Rural Malawi"

5/2/2012 

Dr. Jane Heinig
Director, Human Lactation Center, UC Davis
"Scaling Up a Childhood Obesity Prevention Program Targeted During Infancy"

5/9/2012 

Dr. Patricia Kariger
Research Specialist, School of Public Health, UC Davis

  1. "Measuring Early Child Development and the Household Environment in Large Surveys"
  2. "Early Child Development and SES Gradients in Four Countries"

5/16/2012 

Dr. Ken Brown
Professor, Department of Nutrition, UC Davis
"Effects of Vitamin A Intake and Intermittent Supplementation on Risk of Excessive Hepatic Vitamin A: Simulations Based on Whole Body Kinetics"

5/23/2012 

Dr. Chris Dunford
Senior Research Fellow, Freedom from Hunger
"African Savings Groups as Points of Service for Health and Nutrition Interventions"

5/30/2012 

Dr. Sonja Hess
Associate Research Nutritionist, Department of Nutrition, UC Davis
"Results of Fortification Rapid Assessment Tool (FRAT) Surveys in Sub-Saharan Africa and Suggestions for Future Modifications of the Survey Instrument"

6/6/2012 

Student's Choice
Pizza

Winter 2012 Seminar Schedule

1/11/2012 

Dr. Lia C. H. Fernald
Associate Professor, UC Berkeley, School of Public Health 
"Child Development Programs in Low-Income Countries: Preschool, Parenting and Poverty Alleviation"

1/18/2012 

Dr. Steve Vosti
Associate Adjunct Professor, UC Davis, Deptartment of Agricultural and Resource Economics 
"Socioeconomic Research in the iLiNS Project: An Overview and Selected Preliminary Results"

1/25/2012 

Lacey Baldiviez
Graduate Student in Nutritional Biology, UC Davis
"Aflatoxins and Growth Impairment"

2/1/2012 

Dr. Jonathan Siekmann
Senior Associate at Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition
"(GAIN) Improving Infant and Young Child Nutrition Through Codex Alimentarius"

2/8/2012 

Dr. Jessica Jones-Smith
Postdoctoral Scholar, UCSF/UC Berkeley
"Socioeconomic Position and Overweight: Examining Relationships Across Time and Place"

2/15/2012 

Katie Pittenger Adams
Graduate Student in Agricultural and Resource Economics 
"Using Experimental Auctions to Estimate Willingness to Pay for a New Maternal Nutrient Supplement in Ghana"

2/22/2012 

Dr. Kay Dewey
Professor and Director, Program in International & Community Nutrition 
"An Overview of the Breast Milk, Gut Microbiome and Immunity (BMMI) Project"

2/29/2012 

Joe Cummins
Graduate Student in Agricultural and Resource Economics 
"The Use and Misuse of Height-for-Age in the Demographic and Health Surveys"

3/7/2012 

Dr. Christine Stewart
Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition 
"An Overview of the WASH Benefits Project"

3/14/2012 

Brietta Oaks
Graduate Student in Nutritional Biology 
"Fish Consumption, Erythrocyte Fatty Acids, and Preterm Birth"

Fall 2011 Seminar Schedule

9/28/2011

Christine Stewart, Lindsay Allen, Ken Brown
PICN Faculty
"Overview of PICN, Summary of current research"

10/5/2011

Kay Dewey, Lucia Kaiser, Josh Miller, Bo Lonnerdal
PICN Faculty
Summary of current research

10/12/2011

Charles Stephensen, Christine Stewart, TBA
PICN Faculty
Summary of current research

10/19/2011

Zeina Maalouf
"Infant Feeding and Obesity: Analysis of Relationships in the Mother-Infant Dyad"

10/26/2011

Moses Klevor
"Vitamin A supplements for preventing mortality, illness, and blindness in children aged under 5"

11/2/2011

Marjorie Haskell, Ken Brown
"Early experience with biofortification to control micronutrient deficiencies"

11/9/2011

Reina Engle-Stone
"Dietary intake and micronutrient status among women and children in Cameroon: results from a national survey"

11/16/2011

Lucia Kaiser
"Preventing childhood obesity in Mexican-American populations"

Spring 2011 Seminar Schedule

3/30/2011

Elizabeth Prado
Ph.D. Postdoctoral Scholar, UC Davis
"Maternal multiple micronutrient supplementation improves maternal and child cognition in undernourished mothers in Indonesia"

4/6/2011

Marjorie Haskell, Ph.D.
PICN Faculty
"A review of data on the bioavailability and conversion of B-carotene to vitamin A"

4/13/2011

Jane Heinig, Ph.D.
Deptartment of Nutrition & Executive Director of the UC Davis Human Lactation Center
"Starting Obesity Prevention in Infancy: the FitWIC Baby Behavior Study"

4/20/2011

Charles Stephensen, Ph.D.
Research Leader, WHNRC and Adjunct Faculty, Deptartment of Nutrition, PICN Faculty
"Postnatal vitamin A supplementation; update on WHO studies"

4/27/2011

Lindsay Allen, Ph.D.
Director, WHNRC and Research Professor, Deptartment of Nutrition, PICN Faculty
"Breast milk quality: a need for new studies?"

5/4/2011

Lindsay Allen, Ph.D.
Director, WHNRC and Research Professor, Deptartment of Nutrition, PICN Faculty
"The ENAM (animal source food) project in Ghana"

5/11/2011

Kathryn Dewey, Ph.D.
PICN Faculty
"The functional importance of essential fats and the target groups most at risk of inadequate intakes"

5/18/2011

Sandy Huffman, Ph.D.
Associate in AES, UC Davis
"Increasing attention to the need to improve essential fat intake among mothers and young children in developing countries"

5/25/2011

Nancy Keim, Ph.D.
Scientist, WHNRC and Adjunct faculty, Deptartment of Nutrition
"The 2010 US Dietary Guidelines"

6/1/2011

Student's Choice

Winter 2011 Seminar Schedule

1/5/2011

Kenneth H. Brown, M.D., Sonja Y. Hess, Ph.D.
PICN Faculty
Current research activities

1/12/2011

Lucia Kaiser, Ph.D.
PICN Faculty
"The Nutrition Transition in Samoan Populations"

1/19/2011

Kathryn Dewey, Ph.D., Bineti Vitta, Ph.D., Dan Mayers
PICN Faculty and researchers
"Overview of the Alive & Thrive Project"

1/26/2011

Emily York
PICN Graduate Student
Discussion of article: Zimmermann et al. "The effects of iron fortification on the gut microbiota in African children: a randomized controlled trial in Cote d’Ivoire." Am J Clin Nutr 2010;92:1406–15

2/2/2011

Anne Williams
PICN Graduate Studen
"An update on the update: infant feeding and HIV, changes from 2006 to 2010"

2/9/2011

Lacey Baldiviez
PICN Graduate Student
Discussion of article: "Hurrell R. Iron and malaria: absorption, efficacy and safety"

2/16/2011

Sonja Y. Hess, Ph.D.
PICN Faculty
"Situational analysis of infant and young child nutrition activities in the Sahel"

2/23/2011

Kassandra Harding
PICN Graduate Student
Discussion of article: Christian et al. "Prenatal Micronutrient Supplementation and Intellectual and Motor Function in Early School-aged Children in Nepal." JAMA. 2010;304(24):2716-2723

3/2/2011

Jane Heinig, Ph.D.
Deptartment of Nutrition & Executive Director of the UC Davis Human Lactation Center
"Starting Obesity Prevention in Infancy: the FitWIC Baby Behavior Study"
(Re-scheduled for Spring Quarter)

3/9/2011

Stephen Vosti, Ph.D., Matt Hamilton
PICN Faculty
"Use of GIS tools in the iLiNS Project"

Fall 2010 Seminar Schedule

9/29/2010

Kathryn G. Dewey, Ph.D., Lucia Kaiser, Ph.D., Charles B. Stephensen, Ph.D.
PICN Faculty
Introduction to PICN and summary of current research

10/6/2010

Stephen Vosti, Ph.D., Christine P. Stewart, Ph.D.
PICN Faculty
Summary of current research

10/13/2010

Joshua Miller, Ph.D., Lindsay H. Allen, Ph.D., Bo Lönnerdal, Ph.D.
PICN Faculty
Summary of current research

10/20/2010

Anne-Lise Bjorke Monsen, Ph.D.
"Cobalamin and iron status in Norwegian infants"

10/27/2010

Janet King, Ph.D.
"Nutritional interventions for pregnant women: a historical view"

11/3/2010

No seminar

11/10/2010

Bineti Vitta
PICN Graduate Student
"Causal directions in the relationship between perinatal depressive symptoms and breastfeeding"

11/17/2010

Lia Fernald, Ph.D., MBA
"Conditional cash transfer programs and child growth and development: evidence from Mexico and Ecuador"

11/24/2010

Marjorie Haskell, Ph.D., D’Ann Finley, Ph.D.
PICN Faculty
"The vitamin A debate: a discussion of two perspectives:

  1. Latham M. "The great vitamin A fiasco." [Commentary] World Nutrition, May 2010, 1, 1: 12-44. Obtainable at www.wphna.org
  2. Counterpoint TBA"

12/1/2010

Parke Wilde, Ph.D.
"Measuring Food Insecurity and Hunger During Hard Times: Trends and Methods"