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					  Department of
Nutritional Sciences


        2007
   Selenium’s vegetable


Food                Se content
Brazil nuts, 1 oz   544 ug
Tuna, 3 oz          63 ug
Beef, 3½ oz         35 ug
Egg, 1 med          14 ug
Bread, 1 slice      4 ug

RDA: 55 ug Se/day
               Department History

• Department of Nutritional Sciences (DNS) was
  established in CALS in 1968 under the leadership of
  Prof. Alfred Harper who served as department chair
  from 1968-1982
   – Faculty from Dept of Food and Nutrition in the School of
     Home Economics (Elson, Linkswiler, Pringle, Gormican),
     Animal Sciences (Benevenga), and Medicine (Shrago) who
     had accepted joint appointments in the DNS.
• First located in the Home Economics Building
• In 1982, the former Children's Hospital was
  remodeled for the DNS.
       Dept of Nutritional Sciences
Department Numbers
• 12 faculty
• 20 academic staff
• 41 graduate students
• 9 postdocs
• 6 classified staff
• 253 undergrad majors
• Top CALS department in Credit-follows-instruction

Research Funding (06-07)
• >$2M 101-funds
• ~$3.5M in non-101 funds
• New FY07 grants
   – 8 Federal ($2.8M total)
   – 7 non-federal (133, $588K total)
   NS CALS Research Budget (06-07)

             NS       CALS       %     Rank
Faculty FTE 5.5       144.6      3.8
Res Sal $    $ 580K   $13,410K   4.3
Other $      $ 147K   $ 5,457K   2.7   14
Fed Indirect $ 540K   $11,514K   4.7    4
Fed Award $2,730K     $55,747K   4.9    7
Non Fed      $ 289K   $13,108K   2.2   16
Nutritional Sciences
Faculty and Majors
   Nutrition Research Neighborhoods
• Community Nutrition and Epidemiology
  (Nitzke, Lai)
• Diabetes and obesity mechanisms (Ntambi,
  Yen, (Attie))
• Molecular Mineral Nutrition (Eide, Eisenstein,
  Sunde)
• Nutrition and the GI system (Ney, Groblewski,
  Yen)
• Vitamin A metabolism, function, and nutrition
  (Tanumihardjo, Smith)
Nutrition Federal Funding
             NIH Funding (2006)

Nutrition                 $1,072M
Obesity*                  $ 519M
Cancer*                   $5,590M
Cardiovascular*           $2,341M
Diabetes*                 $1,055M
Digestive disease*        $1,232M
Heart disease*            $2,096M
  *diseases where nutrition has a preventative role
           UW-GCRC Usage
   DEPARTMENT                      USE (2005-06)

In-Patient Days (452 total days)
   Population Health Science       38%
   Psychology                      25%
   Nutritional Sciences            19%
   Medicine-Medical Oncology       10%

Out-Patient Visits (3405 total visits)
  Population Health Science         27%
  Medicine-Medical Oncology           9%
  Nutritional Sciences                7%
  Medicine-Internal Medicine          7%
  Obstetrics & Gynecology             7%
  Pediatrics-Allergy/Immunol          7%
       Nutritional Sciences B.S.

Major/Option choices
• Natural Sciences
• Dietetics
• International Sciences
CALS Majors (05)
CALS Departmental CFI (Fall 2006)
         Nutritional Sciences B.S. --
          Natural Science option
• Provides solid background in the biological
  aspects of Nutrition
• Along with Nutrition, includes training in Zoology,
  Bacteriology, Genetics, Chemistry, Physics and
  Math
• Provides an excellent foundation for graduate
  school or medical school
• Prepares students for work in research
  laboratories, clinics or experiment stations
                  Curriculum Requirements
           Nutritional Sciences (Natural Science)
• B.S. degree: complete a minimum of 124 credits with at least a
  2.0 cumulative GPA. Students must take their last 30 credits in
  residence while officially enrolled in the CALS
• College requirements: in communication, econ, ethnic studies,
  humanities, social sciences and international studies
• Natural Sciences: Math, Physics, Gen Chem, Organic Chem,
  Analytical Chem, Biology, Bacteriology/Physiology/Genetics
• Nutrition Major:
   –   NS 332 Human Nutritional Needs
   –   NS 431 Nutrition in the Life Span
   –   NS 510 Biochemical Principles of Human and Animal Nutrition
   –   Biochem 501 or 507/508 or BioMolChem 503
   –   Elective from food science or nutrition
• Capstone experience
          Nutritional Sciences B.S. --
                Dietetics option
• Accredited program, American Dietetic Assoc.
• Provides solid background in the biological and clinical
  aspects of Nutrition, and Food Science
• Along with Nutrition, includes training in Food Science,
  Business, Zoology, Physiology, Bacteriology, and
  Chemistry
• Prepares students for a career in dietetics, including food
  service.
• At completion of degree, students need to arrange a
  dietetics internship, and after completing that, they will be
  eligible to take the ADA exam leading to certification as a
  RD.
                  Curriculum Requirements
                Nutritional Sciences (Dietetics)
• Dietetics Major:
   –   NS 200 Survey of Dietetics
   –   NS 332 Human Nutritional Needs
   –   NS 431 Nutrition in the Life Span
   –   NS 510 Biochemical Principles of Human and Animal Nutrition
   –   NS 631 Clinical Nutrition
   –   NS 520 Applications in Clinical Nutrition (Capstone)

   – FS 301 Food Science
   – FS 437, 438 Food Service Operations & lab
   – FS 537 Food Service Organization and Management

   – Biochem 501 or BioMolChem 314 or 503

   – Business MHR 300 Human Resources
       Nutritional Sciences B.S. --
     International Agriculture option

• Prepares students for a careers in international
  business, non-profit agencies, etc.
• Provides solid background in the biological and
  aspects of Nutrition, and in international
  agriculture, including foreign language
  requirements
• Along with Nutrition, includes training in
  Business, Zoology, Bacteriology, and Chemistry
                  Curriculum Requirements
              Nutritional Sciences (Internl. Ag.)
• International Agriculture Major:
   –   NS 332 Human Nutritional Needs
   –   NS 431 Nutrition in the Life Span
   –   NS 510 Biochemical Principles of Human and Animal Nutrition
   –   NS 631 Clinical Nutrition
   –   5 Additional NS or FS credits

   – FS 301 Food Science

   – Chem 341
   – Physiology 335

   – International Ag/Nat Sci electives (6 cr)
   – International experience
  Interdepartmental
  Graduate Program
in Nutritional Sciences
      “IGPNS”

         2007
                        IGPNS

• Established in 1988, replacing an affiliate
  degree program in Nutrition
• DNS Chair is also the Chair of the IGPNS
• Has three emphasis groups:
  – Animal Nutrition
  – Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition
  – Human Nutrition
• Completely without separate funding
                    IGPNS Faculty
45 Faculty
• Nutritional Sciences (12)   •   Biomolecular Chemsitry
• Biochemistry (5)            •   Family Medicine
• Animal Sciences (4)         •   Gastroenterology
• Dairy sciences (4)          •   Genetics
• Geriatrics (2)              •   Kinesiology
• Horticulture (2)            •   Microbiology
• Medicine (2)                •   Opthalmology
• Pediatrics (2)              •   Preventative Medicine
• Physiology (2)              •   Surgery
                              •   Veterinary Medicine
Colleges/Schools
• CALS (29)
• SMPH (14)
• Education
• Vet School
      IGPNS Students/Degrees

• Students            2001 to present
  – Total 42          256 (ave: 36.6)
  – Ph.D. 33          223 (ave: 31.9)
  – M.S. 8            41 (ave: 5.9)
• Degrees Conferred (2006)
  – Total 8           38 (5.4)
  – Ph.D. 6           27 (3.9)
  – M.S. 2            11 (1.6)
      NIH Nutrition Training Grant
• Funded since 1993

• Currently funds 4 graduate students and 3 postdocs

• Current trainees are carrying out diverse research
  projects ranging from genetic studies in model
  organisms aimed at understanding nutrient function,
  metabolism and regulation to nutritional studies in
  humans aimed at elucidating how and in animal
  models of human disease
• Renewal entitled: “Molecular and Applied Nutrition
  Training Program”
• Executive Committee: Drs. Ney, Eisenstein, Clagett-
  Dame, Schoeller, Eide
       The Chronicle Ranking
     2005 Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index
                     1/12/07



Nutrition Departments                       Score

1 Columbia University (NY)                  1.71
2 University of Washington (Seattle)        1.65
3 University of California-Berkeley         1.62
4 Emory University                          1.50
5 University of North Carolina (Ch. Hill)   1.36
5 University of Wisconsin                   1.36
7 University of Chicago                     1.34
8 University of Missouri (Columbia)         1.25
9 Cornell University-Endowed Colleges       1.23
10 University of Arizona                    1.08
            Nutritional Sciences today




•   45,297 GSF            •   3 extension staff
•   29,253 ASF            •   17 academic staff
•   11 faculty and labs   •   30-40 IGPNS graduate students
•   3 teaching faculty    •   >$5M in funding
•   9 postdocs
On the Campus Master Plan:
 Nutritional Sciences Bldg

                       Gone!
                       Building 90:
                       Nutritional
                       Sciences
          Strategic Planning

• Strategic planning with Darin Harris
  from the UW Office of Quality
  Improvement
• Retreat on August 23 in UW Arboretum
                   Strategic Planning (II)
Vision statement: (draft)
    – Expand UW Madison’s high quality, integrated nutrition research
        and education to improve health and quality of life, and
    – Engage the public by translating updated nutrition concepts to the
        citizens of the State

Action plan: (1-2 year) (draft)
    1. Improve and maintain the Department of Nutritional Sciences
       website
    2. Create a vibrant Development Program
    3. Develop plan to seek new resources for undergraduate
       instruction/advising in an effort to: 1) provide timely and accurate
       advising to students, and 2) relieve faculty from very large
       undergraduate advising load due to high enrollment in the
       dietetics degree program. Develop plan to streamline advising.
    4. Increase ties with the School of Medicine and Public Health
    5. Assess the Nutritional Sciences graduate program
              Three Issues

• UW Support for graduate training
• Nutrition field in crisis
• UW funding for new/enlarged research
  clusters
NYT January 28, 2007




               Unhappy Meals
               By MICHAEL POLLAN
                 NYT Sunday Magazine
                   January 28, 2007
               Unhappy Meals
                  By MICHAEL POLLAN
“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

“That, more or less, is the short answer to the supposedly
incredibly complicated and confusing question of what we
humans should eat in order to be maximally healthy. ...

“As soon as you try to get to the bottom of the whole vexing
question of food and health, …a dense cloud bank of
confusion moves in. Sooner or later, everything solid you
thought you knew about the links between diet and health
gets blown away in the gust of the latest study.”
               New positions: 9/25/07
The Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University
  invites applications for three tenure-track positions.
   – Assistant Professor - Functional Mouse Genomics
       • expertise in genetics, biochemistry, developmental biology and/or
         experimental genomics and interest in exploring the interactions among
         nutrients, metabolism and the genome in health and disease. Areas of
         interest include energy metabolism, mammalian developmental &
         metabolic programming, epigenetics and/or complex metabolic
         diseases
   – Assistant Professor - Human Metabolism
       • studying the interactions among nutrients, metabolism and/or genetic
         variation in human health and disease. Areas of interest include
         energy and/or lipid metabolism, maternal & child nutrition, chronic
         diseases, and genomics/metabolomics/lipidomics incorporating state-
         of-the-art approaches and technology.
   – Assistant Professor - Global Health & Nutrition
       • biological and/or social dimensions of nutrition in human populations.
         Areas of expertise include but are not limited to social sciences,
         epidemiology, intervention development & evaluation, genetics,
         metabolism and/or infectious disease.
                   Open Positions in
                  Nutritional Sciences
• Since January 1 ,2007, there have been at least 53
  positions announced
• Many announcements are for multiple positions
   – 11 of 38 were for multiple positions
• Example key areas:
   – Genomics
   – Energy and/or lipid metabolism
   – Adipocyte molecular/cellular biology and/or inflammation
   – Clinical Research
   – Complex metabolic diseases; obesity, diabetes, and chronic
     disease prevention
   – Maternal and child health
   – Bioactive components of foods
           Open Nutritional Sciences
               Positions (cont.)

At the top programs:
  – 10/2    U Conn            2
  – 9/26    Purdue            2
  – 9/25    Cornell           3
  – 9/11    UNC-Greensboro    2
  – 5/2     UNC-Chapel Hill   4
  – 4/2     Ohio State        3-4
  – 2/8     U. Michigan       2
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