February 2013 News Notes

Read news notes from faculty, staff, and students for February 2013.

In the news

The smell of chili was in the halls of MacKay over winter break as judges selected the winner of the first Our Iowa Chili Cook-Off. FSHN friend (and Our Iowa’s food editor) Karen Davis, culinary science coordinator Erica Beirman, and FSHN alum Diane McElroy (Tone’s Spices) served as judges. Culinary Science students assisted the finalists prepare their chili in the food labs. Read the recap of the event and see the winning recipe.

Ruth Litchfield weighed in in on new USDA rules about school vending machines. Read the full ISU News Service release.

The Dietetic Internship experience in Ghana was included in the Iowa Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics monthly communication The Bulletin in February. Students applying to the ISU internship may elect this experience for their experience in the community.  Read the story.

Dietetics student Amber Noterman, senior,  shared her study abroad experience in India during summer 2012, with theHunger and Environmental Nutrition practice group. Noterman traveled with 15 other students and two faculty members to Bangalore, Dharwad, and Bijaput. Read her experience in the winter edition of The HEN Post.

Awards and Appointments

Jay-lin Jane, distinguished professor, and Suzanne Hendrich, university professor, are among those who have joined the 25 Year Club. Jane and Hendrich will be honored for their longevity of service to ISU at a banquet in March. The banquet also honors those reaching the milestones of completing 35, 45, and 50 years of service.

Dr. Matt Rowling, assistant professor in food science and human nutrition, has been chosen as the recipient of the 2013 Bio-Serv Award in Experimental Animal Nutrition from the American Society for Nutrition (ASN). The award is “given for meritorious research in nutrition accomplished by an investigator within ten years of postgraduate training.” Rowling will receive the award at the ASN Awards Ceremony April 21 during the ASN Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology 2013.

Dr. Pamela White, dean in the college of human sciences and university professor in food science and human nutrition, has been named a Fellow of the American Association of Cereal Chemists, International (AACC, Int.). This program, established in 1985, honors association members who have made “distinguished contributions to the field of cereal science and technology in research, industrial achievement, leadership, education, administration, communication, or regulatory affairs.” White will receive the award at the AACCI 2013 Annual Meeting September 29 – October 2 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Erin Bergquist, clinician in the Dietetic Internship, has been named a 2013 STATEment Maker by the ISU Alumni Association. This award honors alumni under the age of 32 who have made personal, service, entrepreneurial, business, or scholastic statements that reflect the spirit of an Iowa State education. Bergquist and the other STATEment Makers will be featured in the summer issue of VISIONS magazine and will have a profile posted on the Alumni Association website.

Sarah Francis, assistant professor and extension specialist, will represent human sciences extension and outreach on a search committee for the next associate dean in the College of Human Science and director for human sciences extension and outreach.

Welcome to FSHN Rachael Kinsella, accountant, Jeff Fletcher, student support management specialist, and Mickie Deaton, academic advisor. We are very excited all three have joined the department!

New Grants

Manju Reddy (PI, Food Science and Human Nutrition), $99,888 from the International Food Policy Research Institute - Adaptation of Iron Absorption with High Phyate Food Consumption.

Angela Shaw (PI, Food Science and Human Nutrition) and Denise Bjelland (Global Agriculture Programs), $29,825 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agriculture Service - Borlaug FtF Fellow from Ethiopia - Food Safety - Fall 2012.

Christina Campbell (PI, Food Science and Human Nutrition) and Katie Smith (Food Science and Human Nutrition), $52,000 from the American Heart Association - Improving Cardiovascular Health of Two Hearts with One Step: Evaluation of an Innovative Website to Promote Walking During Pregnancy and Reduce Risk Factors.

Stephanie Clark (PI, Food Science and Human Nutrition), Stephanie Jung (Food Science and Human Nutrition), and David Grewell (Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering), $26,250 from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities - Feasibility of Ultrasound into HTST for Extended Shelf Life Milk.