Experimental Biology Conference 2017
18 Human Nutrition students receive funding to present their findings at the Experimental Biology Conference in Chicago
Eighteen students from the Department’s Human Nutrition Program won scholarships to present their research at this year’s Experimental Biology Conference in Chicago. “This is the major biological science meeting of the year,” says Dr. Keith West, Jr, professor and program director of the Department's Human Nutrition Program. “We encourage students to work with their advisor to submit conference abstracts as first authors. Every student whose proposal is accepted receives support to attend the conference,” West adds.
2017 Experimental Biology Conference
Support for students to attend the conference every year comes from three scholarship funds:
- George G. Graham Professorship Endowment, named after the founding director of the Human Nutrition Division in the Department of International Health. Graham’s discoveries continue to guide infant and child feeding practices.
- Sight and Life / Global Nutrition Research Institute DSM Scholars Program, created with a gift from DSM Nutritional Products AG, the world's largest producer of vitamins.
- Richard and Barbara Hall Student Award for Excellence in Nutrition Science, created by the Halls in 1997 to support innovative research conducted by graduate students and junior faculty.
“Our students can present their findings to the global nutrition community because of this funding,” says West. “Equally important, it allows young scientists to learn how to engage with their colleagues from around the world. In our field, this is an essential skill to have.”