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Dr. Paula Pebsworth to discuss geophagy in non-human primates in the International Primatological Society meeting

Congratulations to Dr. Paula Pebsworth, whose abstract “Can geophagy alter the feeding ecology of non-human primates?: a systematic literature review” has been programed for an oral presentation on Tuesday, August 23 @ 4:30, at the joint meeting of the International Primatological Society and the American Society of Primatologists […]

Pregnancy, HIV, and water insecurity

Congratulations to Dr. Natalie Krumdieck and co-authors whose manuscript  “Household water insecurity is associated with a range of negative consequences among pregnant Kenyan women of mixed HIV status” was accepted into the Journal of Water and Health. This is our group’s first publication on water insecurity, […]

BBC digs geophagy

Geophagy was focus of a recent BBC-Future story: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20160615-the-people-who-cant-stop-eating-dirt. I was so happy that they took our evolutionary perspective on pica very seriously!

SNAP Mentor Farmer Selection-Village randomization complete

The Singida Nutrition and Agroecology Program (SNAP) is now successfully underway! Farmers were invited to nominate themselves and make campaign speeches before one male and one female “mentor farmer” was selected by their villages. Pictured below are the elected mentor farmers. These mentor farmers then gathered in Singida town […]

Abby Maranga wins first place at the Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Poster Competition at Experimental Biology

Congratulations to Abby Maranga and colleagues (Undergraduate majoring in Biology & Society, Cornell University ’16) who received First Place and a $500 travel grant for her poster  “Perceived Benefits of Livestock Ownership among Female Smallholders of Mixed-HIV Status in Nyanza Province, Kenya” in the American […]

Irene Tsai wins second place at the Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Poster Competition at Experimental Biology!

Congratulations to Irene Tsai (an Undergrad in Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell 2016) and co-authors whose poster “Food Insecurity is Associated with Depression and Stress Among a Cohort of Pregnant Kenyan Women of Mixed-HIV status” received Second Place and a $300 travel grant in the […]

A new way to study iron bioavailability in geophagic earth

Who would have thought, but— chickens are a great model of human iron metabolism! As such, they can help us to understand effects of geophagy. In our recently published paper in Nutrients we show that a poultry model has clear advantages over prior methods used both in vitro […]

Josh Miller wins the Laureen Knutsen Scholarship

Congratulations to Josh Miller, an undergraduate member of our team, for receiving the Laureen Knutsen Scholarship! This award will help fund him to travel to Kenya and work closely with our study team this summer.

Dr. Itziar Familiar presents on infant cognitive development and HIV at AIDS

Congratulations to Dr. Itziar Familiar and co-authors for their abstract “Predictors of neurocognitive outcomes among a cohort of 12-month old infants from Uganda of mixed HIV status” was programmed for a poster presentation at The International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa. In this work, we […]

Dr. Godfred Boateng and Shalean Collins receive USDA ThinkWater Fellowship

Congratulations to Dr. Godfred Boateng and Shalean Collins who have been accepted as USDA ThinkWater Fellows for 2016-2017. This fellowship builds on the theories of systems-thinking to enhance research in water-related fields by incorporating interdisciplinary communication, individually tailored consultation, public presentation, and peer-reviewed publication. Godfred […]