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"Mammals Suck … Milk": Spotlight on the Research of Former FFHI Postdoc Dr. Katie Hinde

"Mammals Suck … Milk": Spotlight on the Research of Former FFHI Postdoc Dr. Katie Hinde

by jiopark — last modified Jan 22, 2015 12:59 PM

Dr. Katie Hinde is a former postdoctoral researcher with the Foods for Health Institute and the California Primate Research Center in Davis. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Harvard University and blogs about the important role of mammalian milk.

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Chemistry Doctoral Student, Lorna De Leoz, featured in UC Davis Magazine

Chemistry Doctoral Student, Lorna De Leoz, featured in UC Davis Magazine

by Samantha Manning — last modified Jan 22, 2015 01:22 PM

Lorna De Leoz is a doctoral candidate in Chemistry and a former Foods for Health Institute researcher. Her work was highlighted in UC Davis Magazine for bridging the gap between the lab and the marketplace.

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CIA Chef Wong

CIA Chef Wong

by jiopark — last modified Jan 22, 2015 01:02 PM

The Culinary Institute of America (CIA), together with Food and Nutrition scientists at the Foods for Health Institute are working together on the Healthy Flavors Research Initiative to bridge the culinary arts and the food and sensory sciences.

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Congratulations to Nick Bokulich, recipient of the Dannon Probiotics Fellowship

Congratulations to Nick Bokulich, recipient of the Dannon Probiotics Fellowship

by jiopark — last modified Jan 22, 2015 01:08 PM

UC Davis Food Science Ph.D. student Nikolas Bokulich is the first recipient of the Dannon Probiotics Fellowship. The Dannon Probiotics Fellowship Program was created to support the education of a student who excels in science and shows a strong interest in the field of probiotics.

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Dairy Research Institute Grant Supports Innovative Work by FFHI Researchers

Dairy Research Institute Grant Supports Innovative Work by FFHI Researchers

by Stephanie Maroney — last modified Apr 22, 2016 10:52 AM

Foods for Health Institute researchers will measure the effects of complex sugars from cow milk to improve the function of the gastrointestinal system. They will analyze valuable molecules in whey permeate – a dairy-industry byproduct.

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Davis Schoolchildren use Accelerometers to Learn About Physical Activity

Davis Schoolchildren use Accelerometers to Learn About Physical Activity

by jiopark — last modified Jan 22, 2015 01:15 PM

Foods for Health Institute's Education Program works with local Davis school to foster children's awareness of their physical activity. Children at Peregrine School will be using Polar Active accelerometers donated by Education Program partner, Polar.

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Dr. Catharina Svanborg Presents her Research on Cancer-Killing Proteins in Human Milk

Dr. Catharina Svanborg Presents her Research on Cancer-Killing Proteins in Human Milk

by Stephanie Maroney — last modified Apr 22, 2016 10:56 AM

The Foods for Health Institute invited Dr. Svanborg to speak about her exciting research in the talk titled, “HAMLET: structure, molecular targets and therapeutic effects.”

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Dr. Dave Mills Takes Part in a Multi-Million Dollar Gates Foundation Grant to Address Infant Malnutrition

Dr. Dave Mills Takes Part in a Multi-Million Dollar Gates Foundation Grant to Address Infant Malnutrition

by Stephanie Maroney — last modified Apr 22, 2016 10:53 AM

Dr. Dave Mills, the Peter J. Shields Chair of Dairy Food Science at UC Davis and active member of the Foods for Health Institute's Milk Bioactives and Functional Glycobiology programs, is part of a multi-campus, interdisciplinary approach to deliver solutions to the problems of childhood malnutrition in the developing world through a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Dr. Gaelle Boudry Joins Dr. Raybould's Lab on a Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship

Dr. Gaelle Boudry Joins Dr. Raybould's Lab on a Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship

by jiopark — last modified Jan 22, 2015 01:01 PM

Dr. Boudry is a visiting professor from France who has joined Dr. Helen Raybould’s lab to advance her understanding of communication between the gut and the brain.

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Dr. Juliana Nobrega Brings the Milk Processing Lab to Life

Dr. Juliana Nobrega Brings the Milk Processing Lab to Life

by jiopark — last modified Jan 22, 2015 12:56 PM

Dr. Juliana Maria Leite Nobrega de Moura Bell is an expert in membrane filtration and a project scientist working in the Advanced Milk Processing Lab, located in the newest building of the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science complex.

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Dr. Kathryn Dewey's iLiNS Project Develops Supplements to Improve Childhood Nutrition in Africa

Dr. Kathryn Dewey's iLiNS Project Develops Supplements to Improve Childhood Nutrition in Africa

by Samantha Manning — last modified Jan 22, 2015 01:24 PM

Not only does Dr. Dewey's iLiNS Project develop practical solutions to solve the problem of infant under-nutrition, but it provides valuable research data for Foods for Health Institute researchers engaged in a multi-campus grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Dr. Malin Nording to Speak on the Health Effects of Air Pollutants

Dr. Malin Nording to Speak on the Health Effects of Air Pollutants

by jiopark — last modified Jan 22, 2015 01:14 PM

The Foods for Health Institute is proud to present the third in a series of seminars about the frontiers of interdisciplinary biosciences, featuring the work of Dr. Malin Nording on May 11.

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FFHI Ph.D. Student Nick Bokulich Publishes Study in Nature Methods

FFHI Ph.D. Student Nick Bokulich Publishes Study in Nature Methods

by jiopark — last modified Jan 22, 2015 12:59 PM

FFHI-associated graduate student Nick Bokulich is first author of an important study advancing bioinformatic methods to directly characterize the diversity of microbes in natural sites. The study was recently published in the prestigious journal Nature Methods.

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FFHI Researchers Receive Highly-Competitive R.I.S.E. Award

FFHI Researchers Receive Highly-Competitive R.I.S.E. Award

by jiopark — last modified Jan 22, 2015 01:07 PM

Foods for Health Institute researchers awarded a prestigious R.I.S.E. award to fund the "Protecting the Fragile Intestine" project, led by Dr. Satya Dandekar.

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FFHI Teams with Culinary Institute of America to Test Healthy New Recipes

FFHI Teams with Culinary Institute of America to Test Healthy New Recipes

by jiopark — last modified Jan 22, 2015 01:01 PM

The Foods for Health Institute and Food and Nutrition scientists at UC Davis work with the Culinary Institute of America on a tasting study examining consumer’s preference for increasing vegetables in their diet in novel ways.

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FFHI Teams with Video Gaming's Finest to Create a Health Video Game

FFHI Teams with Video Gaming's Finest to Create a Health Video Game

by jiopark — last modified Jan 22, 2015 12:56 PM

The Foods for Health Institute announces an exciting partnership that engages school children in new ways to manage their health. The project is funded through a grant from the National Science Foundation.

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FFHI Welcomes Melissa Breck as Human Studies Coordinator

FFHI Welcomes Melissa Breck as Human Studies Coordinator

by Samantha Manning — last modified Jan 22, 2015 01:28 PM

The Foods for Health Institute recently hired a graduate from the Nutrition Department to join the team in a permanent position, continuing the important work that she does in the clinical studies.

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Gates Foundation Grant Supported by Core Researchers at the Foods for Health Institute

Gates Foundation Grant Supported by Core Researchers at the Foods for Health Institute

by Samantha Manning — last modified Jan 22, 2015 01:27 PM

Principal investigators in a multi-million dollar Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant require the support and collaboration of many researchers at the Foods for Health Institute.

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Graduate Student's Work Featured by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Graduate Student's Work Featured by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

by jiopark — last modified Jan 22, 2015 01:01 PM

A recent paper by Ph.D. student Daniel Garrido and other Foods for Health Institute-affiliated researchers describes the intricate processes within the infant gut, and explains how breast milk can promote protective bacteria to help improve the overall health of infants.

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Innovative Obesity, Inflammation, and Cancer Symposium Co-Hosted by the Foods for Health Institute

Innovative Obesity, Inflammation, and Cancer Symposium Co-Hosted by the Foods for Health Institute

by jiopark — last modified Jan 22, 2015 01:09 PM

On Friday June 22nd, the Foods for Health Institute jointly with the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Clinical and Translational Science Center, and the Western Human Nutrition Research Center hosted a translational innovation forum to discuss the topic of obesity, inflammation, and cancer.

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Lunch, Love, Community Event May 24

Lunch, Love, Community Event May 24

by jiopark — last modified Jan 22, 2015 01:13 PM

The Foods for Health Institute partners with the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science to present a mosaic of short films "Lunch, Love, Community," by Helen De Michiel and Sophie Constantinou on Thursday May 24th from 5-8pm.

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Media Spotlight on the Healthy Children Healthy Family Project

Media Spotlight on the Healthy Children Healthy Family Project

by jiopark — last modified Jan 22, 2015 01:11 PM

Dr. Sara Schaefer and the Foods for Health Institute's Education Program are featured in news coverage that highlights the work of a collaborating UC Davis faculty member, Dr. Adela de la Torre, on various projects to improve the health of Latinos.

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Now Recruiting Participants in Our Human Studies

Now Recruiting Participants in Our Human Studies

by jiopark — last modified Jan 22, 2015 12:58 PM

The Foods for Health Institute seeks participants for two important projects in our Human Studies program.

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Researchers Awarded Grant for Multi-Disciplinary Research About the Effects of Dairy Fats

Researchers Awarded Grant for Multi-Disciplinary Research About the Effects of Dairy Fats

by Samantha Manning — last modified Jan 22, 2015 01:28 PM

Metabolic Phenotype Program researchers at the Foods for Health Institute received a substantial grant from the Dairy Research Institute to explore the metabolic effects of consuming different types of dairy product fats compared to non-dairy products containing similar fats.

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Rudolf Grimm Joins the FFHI as Associate Director of Analytical Innovation

Rudolf Grimm Joins the FFHI as Associate Director of Analytical Innovation

by jiopark — last modified Jan 22, 2015 01:10 PM

The Foods for Health Institute is pleased to have Dr. Grimm as part of its leadership team.

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Seeking Participants for Culinary Study at UC Davis April 27 and 28

Seeking Participants for Culinary Study at UC Davis April 27 and 28

by jiopark — last modified Jan 22, 2015 01:22 PM

Volunteers are wanted to taste-test as part of a Foods for Health Institute and Culinary Institute of America research study testing the preference for meat, vegetable, and mushroom recipes.

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Spring Event Spotlight: Lunch Love Community

Spring Event Spotlight: Lunch Love Community

by jiopark — last modified Jan 22, 2015 01:10 PM

FFHI’s Associate Director of Education, Sara Schaefer, and Assistant Professor, Charlotte Biltekoff, helped to facilitate an interactive media social at the Robert Mondavi Institute. The Lunch Love Community event engaged the Davis campus and community on the initiative to improve the quality of school lunch.

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Summer Event Highlight: Phenotyping Conference

Summer Event Highlight: Phenotyping Conference

by jiopark — last modified Jan 22, 2015 01:07 PM

This June, the UC Davis Foods for Health Institute and the USDA Western Human Nutrition Research Center jointly hosted the phenotyping conference, "measuring response to food: phenotyping tools and targets."

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West Coast Metabolomics Center Opens with NIH Grant

West Coast Metabolomics Center Opens with NIH Grant

by jiopark — last modified Jan 22, 2015 01:00 PM

With a $9.3 million startup grant from the National Institutes of Health, UC Davis has opened the West Coast Metabolomics Center, a high-tech consortium of research laboratories that will help scientists better understand and develop more effective treatments for complex diseases like diabetes, atherosclerosis and cancer.

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