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International Health

7th Annual George G. Graham Lectureship

A Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Discovery of Vitamins

Keynote Speaker: Bruce Ames, PhD

Vitamin and Mineral Inadequacy Accelerates Age-Related Disease
December 3, 2013

See all the speakers on the Department's YouTube Channel

Presented by
The Middendorf Foundation, The George G. Graham Endowment, The International Fund for Infant Nutrition, and Dr. TC & Mrs. Lee Wu


12:15 – 12:20 p.m.Welcome and Introduction

Keith P. West, Jr. DrPH, RD
George G. Graham Professor, JHSPH

12:20 – 12:25
The Career of E.V. McCollum, Ph.D.

Pierre Coulombe, PhD
Chair, Dept. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, JHSPH

12:25 – 12:30
Introduction of Keynote Speaker

Mike Klag, MD, MPH
Dean, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

12:30 – 1:30Vitamin and Mineral Inadequacy Accelerates Age-related DiseaseBruce Ames, PhD
Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Center
1:30 – 1:50Hidden Hunger around the GlobeKlaus Kraemer, PhD
Director, Sight and Life, Basel
1:50 – 2:10Vitamin A at 100: Saving Lives Millions at a TimeAlfred Sommer, MD, MHS
Dean Emeritus and Professor, JHSPH
2:10 – 2:30Vitamin D and Chronic Disease Prevention:The Best Century is Yet to ComeWilliam Checkley, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, JHSPH
Coffee & Tea Break
3:00 – 3:20Micronutrient Interventions that Work: The 2013 Lancet Nutrition SeriesRobert E. Black, MD, MPH
Professor, JHSPH
3:20 – 3:40Micronutrients Help Fight Infection: How?Harry Dawson, PhD
Nutritional Immunologist, USDA, Beltsville
3:40 – 4:00Micronutrients in Food and Supplements: How Good is our US Diet?Regan Bailey, PhD, RD
Nutritional Epidemiologist, NIH ODS
4:00 – 4:20Developmental Exposure to Micronutrients: Life-long Effects in Undernourished SettingsParul Christian, DrPH, MSc
Professor, JHSPH
4:20 – 4:30mHealth: A New Frontier for Micronutrient Deficiency PreventionAlain Labrique, PhD
Assistant Professor, JHSPH
4:30 – 4:40Mining the Plasma Proteome to Reveal “Hidden Hunger”Keith West, DrPH, RD
Professor, JHSPH
4:40 – 5:20Challenges to Preventing Hidden Hunger: An Open Dialogue

Scott Shane
New York Times

Manfred Eggersdorfer, PhD
Senior Nutritionist, DSM, Ltd, Basel

Ellen Piwoz, PhD
Senior Program Officer, Gates Foundation

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.Reception: The GalleryEveryone


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