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Drs. Raybould and Mills Receive NCCAM Grant for Research on Intestinal Bacteria

November 03, 2011
Foods for Health Institute-affiliated researchers Dr. Helen Raybould and Dr. Dave Mills were awarded a grant from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine to continue their multi-disciplinary explorations of how bacteria in the gut influence human physiology.

The UC Davis Breastfeeding Support Group is a WorkLife Program Going Beyond the University

October 03, 2011
The Breastfeeding Support Program is one of the WorkLife programs that positions UC Davis as a desirable place from a model employer perspective. In addition to supporting the needs of UC Davis employees, Barbara Ashby and her team have made it a priority to take the Breastfeeding Support Program to the broader community, including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and their partners and Davis-area residents.

Media Spotlight on Dr. Peter Havel's Work on the Effects of Sugar and Corn Syrup

October 03, 2011
FFHI faculty member Dr. Peter Havel and his research group have been studying the specific effects of eating sugar in its various forms for nearly 15 years. Their work was recently highlighted in a New York Times Magazine article and this month 60 Minutes was at UCD and UCD Health System for three days filming their current clinical study for an in-depth feature on sugar.

Dr. Maciej Chichlowski Receives Three-year Fellowship from the NIH and NCCAM

September 03, 2011
FFHI Postdoctoral Researcher, Dr. Maciej Chichlowski, was awarded the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health and the National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) for his research regarding human milk oligosaccharides, bifidobacteria and intestinal epithelium.

The Foods for Health Institute's Undergraduate Mentorship Program

June 07, 2011
Dr. Jennifer Smilowitz recruits promising UC Davis undergraduates to participate in the Foods for Health Institute's Undergraduate Mentorship Program. Students in the program receive a well-rounded, hands-on lab education as well as personal mentorship training designed to help them in all aspects of their university education.

FFHI Welcomes Our First Postdoctoral Researcher

June 07, 2011
Dr. Aifric O'Sullivan joins the Foods for Health Institute as our first exclusively-appointed postdoctoral researcher. Dr. O'Sullivan kicked off her new position with a presentation of her research on metabolomics and nutritional phenotyping.