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In 2013 DSM became the only institution to be awarded The Dean’s Medal in recognition of its collaboration in research to prevent micronutrient deficiencies.  Pictured with Dean Michael Klag (from right) are Dr. Klaus Kraemer of Sight and Life (Adjunct Associate Professor of International Health), Mr. Stefan Tanda (DSM Board of Directors), Dr. Manfred Eggersdorfer (DSM Nutritional Products and Health Advisory Board member), and Dr. Michael Burney  of DSM, USA.

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and DSM Announce a Renewed Commitment to Prevent Micronutrient Deficiencies through the Sight and Life Global Nutrition Research Institute

4 November 2014

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is delighted to announce the renewal of its longstanding relationship between DSM Nutritional Products AG in Kaiseraugst, Switzerland – the world’s largest producer of vitamins -- through the Center for Human Nutrition in the Department of International Health.  A $1.245 million, three-year grant has been awarded by DSM to celebrate the critical role of micronutrients in overall nutrition and health and reaffirm a long and trusted collaboration between the School and Sight and Life, a nutrition think tank supported by DSM, to improve dietary quality and prevent micronutrient deficiencies among the world’s most disadvantaged societies.  

Under a renamed Sight and Life Global Nutrition Research Institute within the Center for Human Nutrition, the award builds on Sight and Life’s goal of advancing nutrition science by providing technical assistance and funding support for research, and the grant will enhance research in assessing and preventing micronutrient deficiencies by strengthening faculty, doctoral scholarship, academic activities and professional opportunities for students.  Specifically, the new grant will:

 “Strengthening research in preventing micronutrient deficiencies and investing in nutrition leadership development is one of the best investments we as a global nutrition community can make. We are proud to take our longstanding relationship with the Bloomberg School of Public Health to a new level, and to work together toward a world free of malnutrition,” said Dr. Klaus Kraemer, Director of Sight and Life.

According to Prof. Keith West, Director of the Center and Institute, “this grant provides the School with a wonderful opportunity to strengthen today’s, and build tomorrow’s, scientific and public health leadership in micronutrient deficiency prevention.  We are indeed grateful to DSM and Sight and Life for building this bridge to the future within our School”. 

In 2013 DSM became the only institution to be awarded The Dean’s Medal in recognition of its collaboration in research to prevent micronutrient deficiencies.  Pictured with Dean Michael Klag (from right) are Dr. Klaus Kraemer of Sight and Life (Adjunct Associate Professor of International Health), Mr. Stefan Tanda (DSM Board of Directors), Dr. Manfred Eggersdorfer (DSM Nutritional Products and Health Advisory Board member), and Dr. Michael Burney  of DSM, USA.

Contact for the Department of International Health: Brandon Howard at 410-502-9059 or brandonhoward@jhu.edu