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

Spring 2024

All Seminars are Fridays, 10:30 am, BRNG 2290 (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 2024 Seminars 

January 26

Food nutrition security for national security, a novel perspective
Ajay Malshe, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University

February 2

The challenges and opportunities of classifying and measuring nutrition security within the U.S. 
Heather Eicher-Miller, PhD
Professor, Department of Nutrition Science, Purdue University

February 9

Youth-onset type 2 diabetes: Does diet play a role?
Nana Gletsu Miller, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Applied Health Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

February 16 Alpha-tocopherol and gamma-tocopherol have opposing functions in regulation of allergic disease
Joan Cook-Mills, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
February 23

The lasting impact of dietary metals on brain health and disease
Aaron Bowman, PhD
Professor, School of Health Sciences and Interim Dean, College of Health and Human Sciences, Purdue University

March 1

Regional fat tissue contribution to metabolic disease risk
Sylvia Santosa, PhD
Professor, Department of Health, Kinesiology & Applied Physiology, Concordia University, Montreal, QC
March 22

Empowering adolescents through health and nutrition: Insights from the ARISE Network
Wafaie Fawzi, MBBS, MPH, MS, DrPH
Richard Saltonstall Professor of Population Sciences, Professor of Nutrition, Epidemiology, and Global Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA

March 29

Intestinal lipid processing and systemic energy metabolism: Following my gut feeling
Eric Yen, PhD
Associate Professor of Nutritional Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 

April 5

Neuroprotective effects of polyphenols in Parkinson's disease models
Chris Rochet, PhD
Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Purdue University

April 12

Nutritional biochemistry of spaceflight
Sara Zwart, PhD
Senior Scientist and Deputy Manager for Nutritional Biochemistry, University of Texas Medical Branch, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX

April 19

Therapeutic effects of nutritional ketosis for managing insulin resistant conditions
Jeff Volek, PhD, RD
Professor, Department of Human Sciences, Ohio State, Columbus, OH

April 26

Access to healthcare and dietary outcomes
Bhagyashree Katare, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University

*Fuqua Graduate Seminar

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