• Global Research Agenda for Nutrition Science

    Global Research Agenda for Nutrition Science

    Organizer: Mandana Arabi (The New York Academy of Sciences)
    Keynote Speakers: Francesco Branca (World Health Organization), Jean-Pierre Habicht (Cornell University), and Robert E. Black (Johns Hopkins University)
    Presented by the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science
    Reported by Megan Stephan | Posted March 8, 2013


    Nutrition science has progressed considerably in recent years as scientists have gained a better understanding of the nutrient levels needed to maintain health. However, actually delivering nutrients in the proper amounts is challenging: in addition to limited resources in many countries, evidence is lacking for how to effectively deliver nutrition interventions, particularly as best practices are likely to vary from region to region. This lack of evidence-based best practices hampers policy makers' efforts to address the twin global epidemics of undernutrition and overnutrition. On December 17–18, 2012, researchers and other stakeholders in nutrition science met at the New York Academy of Sciences to discuss a forward-looking research agenda to address these challenges, as well as to answer outstanding questions about human physiology and neurobiology as they relate to food. The conference, titled A Global Research Agenda for Nutrition Science, was spearheaded by the Academy's Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science.

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    Presentations available from:
    Tahmeed Ahmed, MBBS, PhD (International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh)
    Francesco Branca, MD, PhD (World Health Organization)
    Jay Berkley, MD (KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kenya)
    Jean-Pierre Habicht, MD, PhD (Cornell University)
    Anna Herforth, PhD (Independent consultant)
    John G. Kral, MD, PhD (SUNY Downstate Medical Center)
    Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH (University of Pennsylvania)
    Gretel Pelto, PhD (Cornell University)
    Michael I. McBurney, PhD (DSM Nutritional Products)
    Purnima Menon, PhD (IFPRI, India)
    Ben van Ommen, PhD (TNO, The Netherlands)

    Presented by

    • The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science
    • The New York Academy of Sciences