The mission of the Department of Nutritional Sciences is to lead in providing cutting-edge Research, outstanding Undergraduate and Graduate Programs, and Cooperative Extension activities that advance the discovery and translation of the roles of nutrition in optimizing health for people in Arizona, the nation, and the world. NSc takes a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach in discovering, integrating, extending and applying knowledge of nutritional science to promote optimal nutritional status, health, and well being, and to prevent and to treat chronic diseases including cancers, diabetes, obesity, heart disease and musculoskeletal disorders.

NSc News

Congratulations to Nutritional Sciences graduate student Adam Lyon for placing first in the Graduate Student Research Awards Competition at the Experimental Biology Conference in Boston, MA. Good for you, Adam!

Department of Nutritional Sciences graduate student Meghan Strom has been awarded a National Cancer Institute R25E Summer Research Experience in The University of Texas MD Anderson’s Cancer Prevention Research Training Program. The selection process was highly competitive, and she will be training with a diverse group of outstanding and highly motivated peers. Meghan will be matched with a Cancer Prevention faculty member and her internship will start in June. Congratulations Meghan!

Dr. Kay Hongu was recently recognized with a Volunteer Appreciation Award at the States' 4-H International Program Fall Coordinators' Conference in San Diego. For 5 years, Kay has volunteered to assist with our annual Japanese/4-H Exchange Program, serving as an interpreter, planner and supporter.  We have greatly benefited from Kay's assistance and expertise each year, and it is a wonderful testament to her contributions that S4-H chose to recognize her with this award this year. Congratulations Kay!

Scott Going and Jennifer Reeves of Nutritional Sciences, and Dan McDonald from Pima County Cooperative Extension, were inducted into the YMCA of Southern Arizona’s Hall of Fame for their role as founders of Activate Tucson. Started in 2004, Activate Tucson is a coalition of organizations working together to improve the quality of life for residents of the Tucson area. Miller, PhD, awarded Susan G. Komen grant
Jessica A. Miller, PhD, has been awarded a three-year, $450,000 Susan G. Komen grant to investigate the cause of chronic joint stiffness and pain associated with the use of aromatase inhibitors (AI) — a class of drug often used to treat hormone receptor-positive breast cancer. Read more

A Perfect Union
Donato Romagnolo, PhD, MSc, and Ornella Selmin, PhD, are investigating a potentially groundbreaking genetic marker that could lead to more targeted therapies for previously untreatable breast cancer cases. Read More

NSC Grad student in UA News
Department of Nutritional Sciences gradute student Andrew Kunihiro is featured in a recent UA News article, "New Graduate Education Resources to Enhance Support, Accelerate Research", By La Monica Everett-Haynes and Yara Askar, University Communications, September 22, 2014. Read more

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