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Spotlight on Scientists: Dr. Nurit Argov-Argaman

March 07, 2011
Dr. Nurit Argov-Argaman is currently a faculty member in Agriculture, Food and Environment at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem after completing a successful postdoctoral fellowship in Dr. Bruce German\u2019s lab at the Foods for Health Institute.

Robert Mondavi Institute Opens New Winery, Brewery, and Food Science Laboratory

February 07, 2011
A public celebration marked the opening of the brand new teaching winery, brewery and food processing laboratory by the Robert Mondavi Institute. The platinum LEED certified building brings new opportunities to UC Davis students and researchers with a level of sustainability that is the first of its kind.

FFHI Welcomes New Associate Director of Business Development

December 07, 2010
Samara Freeman re-joins the Foods for Health Institute as the new Associate Director of Business Development. She will evaluate research and see how it can be developed into commercial activity. Dr. Freeman draws from her years of experience to foster partnerships with industry sponsors and bring research to the next level.

Spotlight on Scientists: Dr, Jaehan Kim of the Mills Laboratory

November 07, 2010
Dr. Jaehan Kim, a Senior Scientist in the Mills Lab, came to Davis from Korea to pursue his PhD in Food Science. At that time met his wife, Dr. Hyun Ju An, who was pursuing a PhD in Chemistry. Several years later, they have two children and are both Senior Scientists; Dr. Kim in the Mills Lab, and Dr. An in the Lebrilla Lab. Dr. Kim recently published a paper in the prestigious journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

FFHI Researchers Publish Papers in PNAS

October 03, 2010
PNAS has recently published two papers about milk bioactives written by FFHI researchers: one in August specifically about milk oligosaccharides and bifidobacteria. The other, an international collaboration between researchers in Italy, Ireland and UC Davis, is available online.

NSF Fellowship Has Milk Bioactives Program Student Dreaming Big

September 03, 2010
Dave Dallas, a graduate student in the German Lab working on a new project of the Milk Bioactives and Children\u2019s Health Programs, recently received an NSF fellowship. The fellowship will provide 3 years of funding for a project that span across multiple disciplines with the goal of studying milk digestion in premature infants.

Spotlight on Scientists: Dr. Sara Schaefer, New Associate Director of Educational Programs

July 03, 2010
Dr. Sara Schaefer is the new Associate Director of Educational Programs at the Foods For Health Institute. She received her doctorate in Nutritional Biology from UC Davis. Her past experience with developing and implementing educational programs in schools both at home and abroad, and her experience in the non-profit sector focusing on community nutrition have prepared her for her new role at the FFHI. Dr. Schaefer shares her plans for her Educational Programs work at the Institute.