$1.3M Grant Awarded to Assess Totality of Adducts Induced by Environmental Exposures

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] DNA [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Dr. Marcus S. Cooke, professor in Florida International University Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work’s Department of Environmental Health Sciences, has received a $1,385,828 grant from National Institutes of Health (NIH) for his proposed novel, non-invasive DNA adductomic approach to assess the totality of adducts induced by environmental exposures. [/su_column] [/su_row]

Vitamin D supplementation for women during pregnancy

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Vitamin D [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] At the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, Professor in the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition Dr. Cristina Palacios has been studying the effects of vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy for more than a decade. Her most recent findings showed that supplementing pregnant women with vitamin D alone probably reduces the risk of pre‐eclampsia, gestational diabetes, low birthweight and may reduce the risk of severe postpartum hemorrhage. [/su_column] [/su_row]

Student Dietetics Association teams up with Common Threads to teach children about nutrition

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Stacey Behm and children [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] An estimated one third of all children in the United States are overweight or obese. While the obesity rate is possibly stabilizing, it is still alarmingly high, with more than 17 percent of children considered clinically obese.  One way to help combat this issue is through nutrition education. Unfortunately, many individuals and families do not receive formal or informal nutritional guidance. [/su_column] [/su_row]