The Designated Emphasis in International and Community Nutrition is a cross-disciplinary program that allows Ph.D. students to receive training in the area. Students completing this training program receive a formal notation on their degrees.
Fogarty International Center Training Grant
With generous funding from the NIH Fogarty International Center, the Institute for Global Nutrition implements medium-term and long-term training to strengthen the capacity of our partner institutions in low-income countries. More than 20 trainees have earned doctorate degrees from UC Davis over the course of three training programs, and many of these graduates have returned to their home institutions where they contribute to solutions for improving maternal and child nutrition.
The Institute for Global Nutrition weekly seminar provides students and faculty from different departments with an opportunity to discuss a variety of research topics and programmatic issues related to international and community nutrition. The format ranges from formal presentations of research findings and programmatic experiences by outside speakers and UCD professors to informal, critical discussions of recent scientific articles or preliminary data from student or faculty research projects. Webcasts of selected seminars are available online.