A formal Designated Emphasis in Global Nutrition is available to doctoral students in participating graduate programs such as Nutritional Biology, Epidemiology, or Public Health Sciences.More
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The UC Davis Institute for Global Nutrition (IGN) coordinates research and training activities concerning human nutrition problems of low-income countries, and of ethnic minorities and disadvantaged groups in the United States. IGN also offers a Designated Emphasis program for doctoral students in participating graduate programs. The specific objectives of the IGN are:
- To conduct basic and applied research on issues of human nutrition relevant to low-income and disadvantaged populations.
- To plan and manage the educational curriculum leading to a Designated Emphasis (minor) in Global Nutrition for doctoral students of the participating graduate programs, and to coordinate training activities for other graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.
- To provide technical assistance to national governments and international agencies concerned with food and nutrition policies.
- To foster collaborative exchanges of students and faculty between UC Davis and research and training institutions abroad.