Nutrient-Gene Interactions in Complex Diseases: Perspectives of Early and Mid-career Level Researchers

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
2:00 – 4:00 PM EDT

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Join us as six early and mid-career level researchers present their findings and discuss how their exciting research will further the field of nutrient-gene interactions in complex diseases. This webinar will be moderated by Drs. Saroja Voruganti and Bradley Ferguson and will feature a wide variety of topics ranging from nutritional metabolism, use of electronic health records to evolutionary insights as they relate to nutrient-gene interactions. These topics will be presented by Dr. Brian Bennett of Western Human Nutrition Research Center, USDA, Dr. Hassan Dashti of Harvard University, Dr. Nafisa Jadavji of Midwestern University. Dr. Rachel Kopec from The Ohio State University, Dr. John Miklavcic of Chapman University, and Dr. Kaixiong Ye of University of Georgia.

Saroja Voruganti, PhDIntroduction to the webinarNo disclosures to report.
2pm -2.05pm
John Miklavcic, PhDUse of FADS genotype to understand essential fatty acid requirements in pediatric populationsGrant support:  CHOH Children’s PSF; Southern CA IFT2.05pm-2.25pm
Nafisa Jadavji, PhDInteractions of one-carbon metabolism genetics and diet on ischemic stroke outcomeGrant support:  American Heart Association2.25pm-2.45pm
Hassan Dashti, PhDOpportunities and challenges in leveraging electronic health records for gene-nutrition interaction researchNo disclosures to report.2.45pm-3.05pm
Brian Bennett, PhDGene x diet interactions in diverse mouse populations (Diversity Outbred and Collaborative Cross)No disclosures to report.3.05pm-3.25pm
Rachel Kopec, PhDGene x nutrient interaction in colorectal cancer risk: Highlights from a successful RCTGrant support:  NIH, USDA, CAPPS3.25pm-3.45pm
Kaixiong Ye, PhDEvolutionary Insights into Gene-Diet InteractionsNo disclosures to report.3.45pm-4.05pm
Brad Ferguson, PhDClosing remarksGrant support: NHLBI, NIGMS, NSF, USDA-NIFA 4.05pm-4.10pm

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6.2.3 Interprets data to make recommendations and to inform decisions.
6.2.5 Applies research/evidence-based findings to improve practice, service delivery, and health and nutrition of customers.
6.3.8 Interprets, analyzes, synthesizes and critically appraises research findings.

Live Event:

Activity Type:  171 Live Webinars and Teleseminars

Activity Number: 157066

Recorded Event: 

Activity Type:  Recorded pre-approved CPE Activity: 175 Lectures/Webinars

Activity Number:  157278