Nutrition Alumna Safdar Organizes Nutrition Research Symposium

July 1, 2013

Nutrition alumna Nilofer Safdar, PhD ’12, recently spoke at the Pakistan Nutrition and Dietetic Society (PNDS) "Nutrition Research Symposium" in Karachi, Pakistan. Safdar, who serves as the president of the PNDS, delivered a lecture titled "The Importance of Research: Putting Pakistan on the Nutritional Map" in which she critiqued past nutritional surveys and research in Pakistan. Mentioning the low number of published articles by Pakistani researchers, 99 between 1965 and 2003, she said "the lack of funding and leadership and old curriculum is responsible for the low research in the field." Read more here.