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

Spring 2021

All Seminars are Fridays, 10:30 am, online via WebEx

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 2021 Seminars

January 29 *

The Development of a Total Nutrient Index Using Nationally Representative Data from Adults in the United States

Alex Cowan
Graduate Student, Purdue University

February 5

Food Safety Research for Development and Its Interface with Nutrition

Haley Oliver, PhD
Professor, Purdue University

February 12

Is Moderate Drinking Good for Health?

Timothy Naimi, MD, MPH
Professor, University of Victoria

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February 19

Transforming Food Systems for a Rising India. 

Prabhu Pingali, PhD
Professor, Cornell University

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February 26 *- Cancelled

Snack Availability and Package Size, But Not Snack Variety, Increases Afternoon Energy Intake in Healthy Adults  

Evan Reister
Graduate Student, Purdue University

March 5

The Role of the Gut Microbiota in Chronic Kidney Disease-Mineral and Bone Disorder

Annabel Biruete, PhD
Post Doctorate, Indiana University

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March 19 *

How Does Including Meat in a Healthy Vegetarian Eating Pattern Influence Health? 

Yu Wang
Graduate Student, Purdue University

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March 26

Physical Activity and Nutrition in Youth Sports Programs

Jorge Banda, PhD
Assistant Professor, Purdue University

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April 2 

Exercise Responsiveness: Releasing the Brake in Vulnerable Populations 

Ian Lanza, PhD
Associate Professor, Mayo Clinic

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April 9 *

Putting a Lens on the First 1000 Days of Life

Rana Chehab
Graduate Student, Purdue University

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April 16

Avanelle Kirksey Lecture Series: Looking into the Black Box: Applying Non-Invasive Approaches and Systems Biology to Study Host-Microbe Interactions in Human Infants

Sharon Donovan, PhD
Professor, University of Illinois

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April 23- Cancelled

Adult Food Safety Perspectives from Adults in Peri-Urban Tanzania 

Crystal Patil, PhD
Professor, University of Illinois- Chicago

April 30

Food Policies to Prevent Obesity: Lessons from Across the Globe

Lindsey Smith Taillie, PhD
Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina

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*Fuqua Graduate Seminar

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