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Spring 2019 Graduate Program Colloquium Series
Mondays 4:00–5:00 PM 005 HHD Building

January 14Alison Gernand Grading the Evidence and Making Recommendations: An Insider’s Look at a USDA Pregnancy Working Group and Global Pregnancy Task Force
Alison Gernand, PhD
Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Ann Atherton Hertzler Early
Career Professor in Global Health, The Pennsylvania State University
January 28Anita Subramanian Does Prenatal Vitamin D Have an Effect on Placental Angiogenesis and Maternal Blood Pressure in Bangladesh?
Anita Subramanian, PhD Candidate
Advisor: Alison Gernand, PhD
February 04Alyssa Tindall The Effects of Replacing Saturated Fat with Walnuts or Vegetable Oils on Central Blood Pressure and Serum Lipids in Adults at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial
Alyssa Tindall, PhD Candidate
Advisor: Penny Kris-Etherton, PhD
February 11Alaina Pearce Cognitive Deficits in Pediatric Obesity: Cause or Consequence
Alaina Pearce, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar, The Child Study Center, Department of
Nutritional Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University
February 18Elizabeth Adams Patterns of Sleep and Parental Soothing Strategies on Feeding During Infancy
Elizabeth Adams, PhD Candidate
Advisor: Jennifer Savage Williams, PhD
February 25Ted Jaenicke Two Projects on Consumer-level Food Waste: (1) Household Estimates, and (2) Effects from Extended “Sell-by” Dates
Ted Jaenicke, PhD
Professor of Agricultural Economics, The Pennsylvania State University
March 11Christine Brennan What’s Happening in Pennsylvania SNAP-Ed?
Christine Brennan, MPA
PA SNAP-Ed Project Director, The Pennsylvania State University
March 18Hannah VanEvery The Role of Probiotics in Inflammation and Gut Health
Hannah VanEvery, PhD Candidate
Advisor: Connie Rogers, PhD
March 25Angela Odoms-Young Ruth Pike Lecture: 110 Henderson, The Living Center
Examining Social Determinants of Nutrition Outcomes: Opportunities for Advancing Health Equity
Angela Odoms-Young, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition,
University of Illinois at Chicago
April 01Deepa Sekhar Improving Detection of Iron Deficiency Among Adolescent Females
Deepa Sekhar, MD, MSc
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Penn State College of Medicine
April 08Ruth Pobee

Is Iron Status Related to Psychosocial Wellbeing Throughout Pregnancy?
Ruth Pobee, PhD Candidate
Advisor: Laura Murray-Kolb, PhD

April 15Frank Hu Precision Nutrition and Chronic Disease Prevention in the Omics Era
Dr. Frank Hu, MD, PhD
Chair of Department of Nutrition, Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School & Brigham and Women’s Hospital