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Former Food Science Student Reunion at IFT

Dr. Stephen Talcott, Ph.D., Professor of Food Science at a joyful reunion with three of his former Ph.D. students at the IFT meeting in Chicago. All three are in exciting innovative positions within Food Science. From left to right: Dr. Jorge Cardona, ’10, Associate Professor, Zamorano University, Honduras, Dr. Stephen Talcott, Dr. Christopher Duncan, ’10, Process Optimization Manager. Land O’ Frost, Lansing, IN, Youngmok Kim, ’08, Senior Scientist, Product Development, Synergy Flavors, Hamilton, OH.

Texas A&M AgriLife researchers develop dietary cancer prevention strategies related to stem cells

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife scientists have found a way to use novel combinations of dietary compounds to selectively delete damaged stem cells and suppress cancer-causing cell signaling. “This research is necessitated by the fact that the number of cancer cases diagnosed annually by 2050 is likely to double as a result of current population aging,” explained Dr. Robert Chapkin, Texas A&M AgriLife Senior Faculty Fellow and Regents Professor in the department of nutrition and food science, College Station. “If we as a society hope to head… Read More →

Brown-Rudder Award Winner

Texas A&M University has presented one of its top student awards — recognizing outstanding accomplishments in academics, leadership and service by Kallie Fuchs of Burton, a Nutrition Science Major who graduated on Friday, May 13th.  Kallie received the prestigious Brown-Rudder Award presented annually to two candidates recognized for their exemplification of the leadership and dedication to academics and Texas A&M University. The award was approved by President Michael K. Young and presented at the Learning communities, Academic excellence, Undergraduate research opportunities, National fellowships, Capstones and Honors programs (LAUNCH)… Read More →

First Place at South Central Regional IFT College Bowl

Congratulations to our College Bowl team on winning first place in the South Central Region competition on April, 8 2016. Their next competition will be at nationals, in Chicago! Since 1985, the IFTSA College Bowl Competition has tested the knowledge of student teams from across the United States in the areas of food science and technology, history of foods and food processing, food law, and general IFT/food-related trivia. The College Bowl is designed to facilitate interaction among students from different universities, stimulate the students’ desire to accumulate and retain… Read More →

2016 Red Dress Award-Dr. Joanne Lupton

Dr. Joanne Lupton was honored with the 2016 Red Dress Award, at Lincoln Center, on Tuesday February 9th. The Red Dress Awards is an event that Woman’s Day holds annually to spotlight doctors, researchers and advocates who are making a difference in the fight against heart disease in women. Click on the following link to view more information: http://www.womansday.com/health-fitness/g2102/2016-red-dress-awards-honorees/.

2015 Texas A&M AgriLife Vice Chancellor’s Awards in Excellence

Established in 1980, this awards program recognizes the commitment and outstanding contributions of faculty and staff across Texas A&M AgriLife. Three Nutrition and Food Science professionals were recognized on January 14, 2016 with a 2015 Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence and AgriLife Faculty Fellow.   Graduate Student Teaching-Ms. Rachel M. Botchlett Since Ms. Botchlett began her Ph.D. in Nutrition in Fall 2011, she has contributed significantly to the excellence in teaching in her department. Her first teaching experience at Texas A&M was in Nutrition 202, which has been… Read More →

National Cancer Institute’s Outstanding Investigator Award

Congratulations Dr. Chapkin on receiving the National Cancer Institute’s Outstanding Investigator Award (R35) in cancer research. This very prestigious award is given to “an exceptional and long-established cancer researcher who has been continuously funded by the NIH.” This support is intended to encourage investigators to embark on long-term projects of unusual potential. The award will fund Dr. Chapkin’s cancer research program for 7 years for a total of $6.2 million.

International Polyphenols and Health Conference

Dr. Hyemee Kim, PostDoc of Dr. Susanne Talcott, won a poster presentation travel award at the International Polyphenols and Health Conference in Tours, France, 2015.

2015 Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award in Excellence

For more than 100 years, Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has maintained a strong tradition of leadership across agriculture, natural resources and life sciences, establishing our college as one of the leading organizations of its kind in the state, nation and world. This distinguished status would not be possible without the dedication of our faculty, staff and students to promote the land-grant mission by feeding our world, protecting our environment, improving our health, and enriching our youth. The Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Awards, established in 2012,… Read More →

Study shows dried plums aid in colon cancer prevention

Dried plums — the fruit formerly known as prunes — aren’t just your grandmother’s go-to snack anymore. As Texas A&M University professor Nancy Turner explained, there may be some good news for fans of the fruit. Turner was among a team of researchers who found in a recent study that the inclusion of dried plums in a balanced diet helped prevent colon cancer. The positive effect, Turner said, is being attributed to the plum’s ability to promote the health of microbiota in the colon. Although the study was… Read More →