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

Fall 2022

All Seminars are Fridays, 10:30 am, Horticulture Building (HORT) 117 (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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Fall 2022 Seminars 

September 2- Virtual

Sex-Dependent Role of Nicotinamide Riboside, an NAD Precursor, in Obesity-Related Metabolic Diseases
Ji-Young Lee, Ph.D., FAHA, FACN
Professor, Department Head, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut

September 9

10-Yr Retrospective of the U.S. Childhood Obesity Epidemic: Where Are We Today, What Do The Data Tell Us, and What Does the Future Hold?
Carolyn Gunther, Ph.D., RDN, LD
Associate Professor, Department of Human Sciences, The Ohio State University

September 16- Virtual

Dietary and Metabolic Fatty Acids and Cardiometabolic Health
Dariush Mozaffarian, Ph.D.
Jean Mayer Professor of Nutrition, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Professor of Medicine, Tufts School of Medicine and Division of Cardiology, Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University

September 23* Effects of A1 and A2 Beta-Casein Variants on Lactose Maldigestion
Monica Ramakrishnan
Graduate Student, Interdepartmental Nutrition Program, Purdue University
September 30*

Development and Validation of Temporal Lifestyle Pattern
Luotau Lin
Graduate Student, Interdepartmental Nutrition Program, Purdue University

October 7- Avanelle Kirksey Lecture Reducing Breastfeeding Ethnic/Racial Inequities in the USA: Three Decades of Mixed Methods Research
Rafael Perez-Escamilla, PhD
Professor, Director of Office of Public Health Practice, Director of Global Health Concentration, Director of Maternal Child Health Promotion program, Department of Public Health, Yale University
October 14*

The Effects of Mushroom Consumption on Cardiometabolic Disease Risk Factors
Cassi Uffelman
Graduate Student, Interdepartmental Nutrition Program, Purdue University

October 21

Nutrition, Microbial Metabolites, and Cancer Disparities
Patty Wolf, Ph.D., RDN
Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition Science, Purdue University

October 28

Child Nutrition in Early Care and Education Settings: Building Blocks for a Healthy Start
Temitope Erinosho, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Public Health, Indiana University

November 4

Cultural Food Practices and Influences on Diet of Latinx in New Settlement Communities 
Julie Plasencia, Ph.D, RDN, LD
Assistant Professor, DPD Director, Dietetics and Human Nutrition, University of Kentucky

November 11*

Usual Nutrient Intake and Diet Quality of U.S. Older Adults with low-incomes and Those Using Various Food Assistance Program
Yue Qin
Graduate Student, Interdepartmental Nutrition Program, Purdue University

November 18- Virtual

Achieving Nutrition Equity and Justice: Implications for Research, Practice, and Training
Angela Odoms-Young, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University

November 25 Thanksgiving Break
December 2* Soda Replacement With Sparkling Water: Effect on Liking and Sweet Taste Perception
Vinicius Valicente
Graduate Student, Interdepartmental Nutrition Program, Purdue University
December 9 Ingestive Behaviors and the Gut Microbiome of Individuals with Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Anita Panjwani, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition Science, Purdue University


*Fuqua Graduate Seminar

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