Interdepartmental Nutrition Program (INP) and Fuqua Graduate Student Seminar Series

Spring 2023

All Seminars are Fridays, 10:30 am, LILY G126 (unless otherwise noted)

Interdepartmental Nutrition Program Seminar

The Interdepartmental Nutrition Program (INP) is structured to offer excellent educational opportunities to qualified graduate students through an integrated approach involving faculty from a variety of departments at Purdue University and other institutions.  This seminar series is supported by funds from Interdepartmental Nutrition Program affiliated departments.

Fuqua Graduate Student Seminar

The Fuqua Graduate Student Seminar Series in Nutrition Science is named in memory of the life and career of Dr. Mary Fuqua. Dr. Fuqua served as a faculty member in Nutrition Science (formerly the Department of Foods and Nutrition) at Purdue University from 1963 to 1987. During her tenure, she held positions as Department Head, Associate Dean of Home Economics Extension, and Associate Dean of (the former) School of Consumer and Family Sciences. Naming this seminar series in memory of Dr. Fuqua is fitting as she was passionate about giving high-quality presentations and teaching this important skill to her students and colleagues.

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Spring 2023 Seminars 

January 20-Virtual

Vitamin D and health outcomes: What is the evidence?
Karen O'Callaghan, PhD
Lecturer, Department of Nutritional Sciences, King's College, London, UK

January 27-Virtual

Diet, the gut microbiome, and cancer
Doratha Byrd, PhD, MPH
Assistant Member, Cancer Epidemiology Department, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL

February 3

Measuring caregiver capacities for child health in global contexts: Results from Zimbabwe
Rebecca Stoltzfus, PhD
President, Goshen College, Goshen, IN; Professor Emeritus, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

February 10 Vitamin D regulation of energy metabolism to inhibit breast cancer
Dorothy Teegarden, PhD
Professor, Department of Nutrition Science, Purdue University
February 17

Sleep disturbance during pregnancy and its effect on delayed lactation among socioeconomically disadvantaged women
Associate Professor, Nursing, Purdue University

February 24 Dietary protein needs and influences on muscle with aging: Are higher intakes helpful?
Wayne Campbell, PhD
Professor, Department of Nutrition Science, Purdue University
March 3-Virtual

Effect of diet on polycystic ovary syndrome complications
Damian Romero, PhD, FAHA
Professor, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS

March 10

Copper-mediated adult neurogenesis in brain subventricular zone: Implication in olfactory dysfunction in parkinsonian manganism
Wei Zheng, PhD
Professor of Health Sciences and Toxicology, School of Health Sciences, Purdue University

March 24

The hyper-personalized sense of taste and nutrition
Danielle Reed, PhD
Associate Director, Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, PA

March 31

Overview and update on Purdue University Office of the Provost Health Equity Initiative 
Haley Oliver, PhD
Professor, Food Science, Purdue University

April 7

Dietary modifications and exercise to improve tendon health
Chad Carroll, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Health and Kinesiology, Purdue University

April 14

Uremic toxins and CKD-Mineral Bone Disorder: Is the intestine a surrogate nephron?
Stuart A. Kleit Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Science, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

April 21 Adipose tissue response to fatty acids: Impact on thermogenic and inflammatory processes
Kolapo Ajuwon, PhD
Professor, Department of Animal Science, Purdue University
April 28* Patterns of household food acquisition, individual dietary diversity, and child nutrient intakes among households in rural Tanzania: Results from the EFFECTS trial
Savannah O'Malley
Graduate Student, Interdepartmental Nutrition Program, Purdue University

*Fuqua Graduate Seminar

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