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Seminar Series

Fall 2016

Seminar Series will be held on Thursdays at 11:00am in Room 219 in Roy E. Jones Building, 3624 Horsebarn Hill Road Extension, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

  • Sep 1

    Sarah Reed, PhD, Assistant Professor, Animal Science, UConn, “Poor Maternal Nutrition during Gestation: Early and Lasting Effects on Skeletal Muscle”

  • Sep 8


  • Sep 15

    Lauren Kennedy, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate, Virginia Tech, Dept. of Human Nutrition, Foods & Exercise, “Integrating Research & Extension: Opportunities for Promoting Nutrition Education to Underserved Populations”

  • Sep 22

    Craig Charron, PhD, Clinical Research Scientist, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, USDA/ARS “Absorption and Metabolism of Isothiocyanates Formed from Broccoli Glucosinolates: Effects of Daily Consumption”

  • Sep 29

    Xiaomei Cong, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, University of Connecticut School of Nursing, “Brain-Gut-Microbiota Axis in Regulation of Early Life Experience and Neurodevelopment in Preterm Infants”

  • Oct 4*

    Karina Lora, PhD, Nutritional Advisor & Instructor, UConn Health SNAP-Ed program, “Our Differences Make Us Strong: Perspectives on the Inclusion of Underserved Populations in Community-based Nutrition Programming”

  • Oct 6

    Michael Puglisi, PhD, RD, Nutrition Program Director, Onslow County WIC Program, North Carolina, “Revitalizing Public Health Nutrition: Strategies for the Future”

  • Oct 13

    Jennifer Harris, PhD, Director of Marketing Initiatives at the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity and Associate Professor, Allied Health Sciences, UConn, “You can have your Cookie and Eat it too: Marketing “Wellness” to Parents and Kids”

  • Oct 20


  • Oct 27

    Jose Manautou, PhD, Assistant Dean for Graduate Education and Research and Professor of Toxicology, School of Pharmacy, UConn, “Functional Significance of Genetic Deletion of the Drug Transporter ABCC4 (Mrp4) in Liver Pathophysiology”

  • Nov 3

    Jesse Chiero, MS, NUSC graduate student, “Farm to School: Implementation and Impact”

  • Nov 10

    Molika Chea, MS, CHES, NUSC graduate student, Prospectus defense, “Examining factors that may prevent low-income families from meeting the Dietary Guidelines for consuming fruits, vegetables, and whole grains"

  • Nov 17

    Stefan M. Pasiakos, PhD, FACSM, Nutritional Physiologist, Military Nutrition Division at the United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, “Performance Nutrition: Lessons learned from Military Operations”

  • Nov 24


  • Dec 1

    Phoebe C. Godfrey, PhD, Associate Professor in Residence, Department of Sociology, UConn, “Global Food System, Global Climate Change: Mapping the Connections”

  • Dec 8

    Naman Ahluwalia, PhD, DSC, FACN, Nutrition Monitoring Advisor: NHANES, NCHS, CDC, “Nutrition Monitoring via NHANES: Highlight on Children”

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