Elena Carbone, Associate Professor of Nutrition, has been named a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (FAND). The designation recognizes Academy members who have distinguished themselves among their colleagues, as well as in their communities, by their service to the dietetics profession and by optimizing the nation's health through food and nutrition.
The poster winners are Alexandra Olmsted (1st place), Aurora Foster (2nd place), and Sridurgadevi Kolla (3rd place). Lindsey Russo was named the Delta Omega abstract winner.
Three SPHHS faculty research teams, including projects led by Lorraine Cordeiro and Lindiwe Sibeko, Nutrition, Melody Slashinski, Health Promotion and Policy, and Krishna Poudel, Health Promotion and Policy, are among the fourteen UMass Amherst projects involved in the initiative.
The Beal Lecture will be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, beginning at 4:00 pm in the Student Union Ballroom. Dr. Joel Mason of Tufts University will deliver a lecture titled "Micronutrients and Cancer Prevention: Making Sense of a U-shaped World."
The group will hold a networking event in Bethesda, MD, on Friday, March 31st, and another in Baltimore, MD, on Saturday, April 1st.
Hossain is a fifth-year doctoral student who is working in the Nutrition Department with Chair Richard Wood for her dissertation on colorectal and breast cancer epigenetics in relationship with vitamin D and the bioactive food component sulforaphane.
“I was very excited when I learned I had received the award, but when Claire Norton contacted me and explained how prestigious the award is I was in pure shock,” she says.
She will collaborate with colleagues in Ghana, Australia, England and the U.S. to conduct maternal health literacy research through a grant from the Worldwide Universities Network.
She comments on what to eat before, during and after exercise.
Ballom, who was also promoted to Rear Admiral, expects to earn her MPH in Nutrition degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in May 2017.
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