The NDSU Center for Nutrition and Pregnancy will be recognized at the first-ever Agriculture, Food, Nutrition and Natural Resources Research and Development Roundtable to be held in conjunction with the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Washington, D.C., in March. The roundtable is being organized by several leading agricultural organizations and federal agencies to raise the profile of agriculture, food and natural resources research and development throughout the federal government and beyond, and highlight the characteristics of highly productive collaborations to enhance future collaborations. Of 61 applications received, eight centers were selected to give presentations and an additional six, including the NDSU Center for Nutrition and Pregnancy, were selected for special recognition. Larry Reynolds, center investigator who took the lead in writing the proposal, and Joel Caton and Kim Vonnahme, center co-directors, will attend the roundtable.
In addition to numerous external collaborators, local collaborators in the Center for Nutrition and Pregnancy are Mario Biondini, Glenn Dorsam, Stephen ORourke, Wendy Reed, Chris Schauer, Charlie Stoltenow and Chengwen Sun. Key investigators are Marc Bauer, Eric Berg, Paul Berg, Pawel Borowicz, David Buchanan, Caton, Anna Grazul-Bilska, Carrie Hammer, Mary Lynn Johnson, Kasey Maddock Carlin, David Newman, Dale Redmer, Reynolds, Kendall Swanson and Vonnahme, all from the Department of Animal Sciences.