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NSGA Research Symposium
April 17 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
A one-day research symposium for students to share their work with fellow students, post-doctoral fellows, and faculty in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science and other collaborating departments. Hosted by the Nutritional Sciences Graduate Association (NSGA). For more information contact NSGA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Symposium invited speaker:
Francene Steinberg, Ph.D., R.D.
Chair, Department of Nutrition
Professor and Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics
University of California, Davis
“Dietary bioactives and chronic disease risk reduction”
Dr. Francene Steinberg is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Nutrition, and is also Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics, at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Steinberg’s research program focuses on the physiologic effects of bioactive food components to reduce risk factors for cardiovascular and obesity-related chronic diseases. She has research expertise in conducting human randomized clinical trials to study endothelial function, inflammation, markers of lipid and lipoprotein metabolism, and metabolic homeostasis; with a goal to examine nutritional and metabolic responses of individuals to intakes of food phytochemicals and to investigate foods which promote health and chronic disease risk reduction. Dr. Steinberg also uses a range of translational research approaches which include in vivo models and collaborative community interventions.