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Center for Human Nutrition

Fellowship Opportunities

The Center for Human Nutrition is proud to acknowledge these generous endowments that support outstanding graduate students in their pursuit of innovative nutrition research. Students must be nominated by a faculty member affiliated with the Center for Human Nutrition to be considered for these awards. The fellowships are awarded each spring. Current and prospective students should contact the Department of International Health for more information on these and other fellowship opportunities.

The Bacon Field Chow Memorial Fellowship

Mrs. Idella Chow established this fellowship in 1997 in memory of her late husband, Dr. Bacon Chow.  The fellowship encourages interdisciplinary and interdepartmental collaboration in the field of human nutrition. It supports continuing doctoral candidates who have displayed outstanding achievement and promise.  Dr. Chow,  a professor of Biochemistry at the School from 1949 until his death in 1973, is recognized as a pioneer in several areas of nutrition, most notably for his field studies on the transgenerational effects of nutrition during pregnancy and lactation.

The Richard L. and Barbara A. Hall Fund

Richard and Barbara Hall created this fund in 1997 to support the School's education and research mission in human nutrition, in particular, innovative research conducted by graduate students and junior faculty.

The Elsa Orent Keiles Fellowships

Through her estate, Dr. Elsa Orent Keiles provided for fellowships in the Department of Biochemistry and the Center for Human Nutrition in the Department of International Health to give tuition support for graduate students with demonstrated financial needs. Dr. Keiles received her ScD degree in 1925 from the School's Department of Biochemistry and wrote her thesis on the biological function of manganese.  The endowment fund was established in 1996.

The Harry D. Kruse Fellowship

The Kruse family established the Harry D. Kruse Fellowship in Nutrition in 1987 to support a continuing doctoral candidate in nutrition who has displayed outstanding achievement and promise.  The fellowship honors Dr. Harry Kruse who received his ScD degree in 1926 and was a distinguished faculty member in the Department of Biochemistry.  Dr. Kruse collaborated with Dr. E.V. McCollum in his vitamin research.

The LEAH Program

The aim of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) Program is to develop the next generation of leaders in the most innovative and effective interdisciplinary approaches to adolescent health promotion and disease prevention, with a primary goal of reducing health disparities. Training of individuals from five core disciplines—medicine, social work, nutrition, psychology, and nursing—is aimed at increasing capacities to integrate skills through demonstrated leadership.

General information about the training program can be found at

The Harry J. Prebluda Fellowship

Mrs. Harry J. Prebluda established a fellowship in memory of her late husband in 1990.  The fellowship provides support for outstanding young scientists who wish to focus on nutritional biochemistry and metabolism. Dr. Prebluda received his PhD degree in 1937 from the Department of Biochemistry and worked closely with Dr. E.V. McCollum during his years at the School.

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