Announcing The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science research award — click here for details
More than two billion people are affected by malnutrition—both undernutrition and overnutrition—in developed and developing countries. It is well documented that those who struggle with poor nutrition suffer from cognitive development problems, are sick more often, are more prone to disease, and die younger than their nutritionally-secure counterparts.
There is near-universal support for a high-level, coordinated effort to identify core areas of nutrition science research and strategically apply work in these areas to remedy the global crisis in malnutrition. Many organizations are performing cutting-edge research to understand the physiological basis of nutrition-related problems, designing behavioral interventions, and working to advance policy. However, stakeholders across functional and geographic sectors agree that there is a need for a prioritized nutrition science research agenda that is easily accessible and can be translated into application and public policy changes.
To respond to this challenge, the New York Academy of Sciences, in partnership with The Mortimer D. Sackler Foundation, has established The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science. The Sackler Institute is dedicated to advancing nutrition science research and knowledge, mobilizing communities, and applying this work in the field.
Three overarching goals for the Sackler Institute are:
The Institute is generating a coordinated network across sectors, disciplines, and geographies that promotes open communication; encourages exchange of information and resources; nurtures the next generation of scientists; and drives community intervention design and public policy changes.
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