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September 14, 2011

Nutrients that Protect Health, Save Lives:  Vitamin A and Zinc

Feinstone Hall
Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 North Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21205

1.30 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. with reception to follow on the 9th floor

Dean Michael Klag, MD, MPH

Vitamin A

Keith West, Jr., DrPH, MPH
George G. Graham Professor of Infant and Child Nutrition, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Extent and Epidemiology of Vitamin D Deficiency

Catharine Ross, PhD
Professor and Dorothy Foehr Huck Chair, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Penn State University

Mechanisms by which Vitamin A Affects Host Resistance to Infection

Alfred Sommer, MD, MHS
Dean Emeritus, Bloomberg School of Public Health, and University Distinguished Service Professor

Impact of Vitamin A on Child Mortality

Dean Michael Klag, MD, MPH


Kenneth H. Brown, MD
UC Davis Department of Nutrition

Effect of Zinc Deficiency on Child Health and Interventions

Ananda Prasad, MD
Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Wayne State University

The Discovery of Essential Zinc and its Mechanisms of Action

Robert E. Black, MD, MPH
Chairman; Edgar Berman Professor in International Health

Zinc in the Treatment of Childhood Diarrhea

Reception to follow on the 9th floor


Philippa Moore

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