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Diet and health research forum scheduled

Published: 10 May 2012

NDSU faculty and students are invited to participate in a three-day summer research forum, titled "Dietary Factors and Long-term Consequences for Health," from May 14-16 at NDSU. 

The event will feature research talks by three keynote speakers and 20 area investigators, as well as a poster session. 

Keynote speakers and topics include:

  • Kalidas Shetty, University of Massachusetts Amherst, “Integration of Redox Biology to Design Functional Foods to Combat Obesity-Linked Chronic Diseases: Type 2 Diabetes as Model" 
  • Kent Thornburg, Oregon Health Sciences University, “Fetal Undernutrition Drives Adult-Onset Cardiovascular Disease”
  • Tony Kong, Rutgers University, “Cancer Prevention by Dietary Phytochemicals: From Nrf2-mediated Anti-oxidative Stress Signaling and Epigenetics to In Vivo Cancer Models”

There is no cost for the event. To register, go to:

The forum is sponsored by the NDSU Colleges of Science and Math; Human Development and Education; and Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources; the Office of the Provost; NDSU EPSCoR; the NDSU Center for Nutrition and Pregnancy; and the ND Agricultural Experiment Station. 

For more information, contact Katie Reindl in biological sciences at or 231-9427.

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