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Samantha Jones, graduate assistant in food science and human nutrition, demonstrates how to use the Rise smartphone app to document meals and snacks eaten throughout the day. Dietetic interns spent the summer and fall learning how to use the app, then put what they learned to use by connecting with app users and providing them with nutritional advice, based on what the app users were eating. Photo by Whitney SagerDietetic interns gain insight into future of telehealth
During the summer and fall months, nine individuals involved in Iowa State University’s Dietetic Internship had a unique opportunity to gain insight into the future of telehealth.

Roderuck House, located on the third floor on the west side of Geoffroy Hall, is named for Charlotte Roderuck. She was a faculty member at Iowa State for nearly 40 years. Photo by Whitney Sager Houses in new residence hall named after FSHN representatives
In keeping with the tradition of naming residence hall houses after individuals who have made an impact on Iowa State University (ISU), two of the 14 houses in the new Geoffroy residence hall have been named for women with ties to food science and human nutrition. One of the houses, Day House, located on the […]

Sarah Brekke, a 2011 Iowa State graduate in culinary food science, founded the ISU Culinary Science Club and led the group as its first president. Photo by Ryan Riley.Culinary Science Club founder blazes trail
Sarah Brekke did more than choose her adventure at Iowa State — she blazed a new trail. While taking part in the Food Science Club, she decided that students in the culinary food science major needed a club, too. “Erica Beirman said she would serve as adviser if I wanted to put in the work […]

Iowa State University researchers say higher levels of the enzyme, autotaxin, significantly predict memory impairment and Type 2 diabetes. Just a one-point difference in autotaxin levels – for example, going from a level of two to a three – is equal to a 3.5 to 5 times increase in the odds of being diagnosed with some form of memory loss, said Auriel Willette, an assistant professor of food science and human nutrition at Iowa State. Photo by Christopher Gannon.New biomarker predicts Alzheimer’s Disease and link to diabetes
An enzyme found in the fluid around the brain and spine is giving researchers a snapshot of what happens inside the minds of Alzheimer’s patients and how that relates to cognitive decline. Iowa State University researchers say higher levels of the enzyme, autotaxin, significantly predict memory impairment and Type 2 diabetes. Just a one-point difference […]

Dr. Zhiyou Wen and Dr. Martin Gross stand in front of their mobile Algal Wastewater Treatment Lab.Gross-Wen Technologies receives $225,000 angel investment
The Iowa State University StartUp Factory recently announced Gross-Wen Technologies Inc. (GWT) has secured $225,000 in additional financing from strategic angel investor Dave Furbush, founder and vice president of Midwest Project Partners, Inc., an Aureon Company.

Dr. Murlidhar “Murli” Dharmadhikari, second from left, adjunct assistant professor and director of the Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute, will retire from Iowa State University in January 2017. Photo by Whitney SagerWine industry leader to retire from Iowa State
As the fall 2016 semester comes to a close, one food science and human nutrition professor is preparing for the next chapter in his life. Dr. Murlidhar “Murli” Dharmadhikari, adjunct assistant professor and director of the Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute, will retire in January 2017.

From left, Monica Primacella, Joshua Nazareth and Kangzi Ren, all graduate students in food science and human nutrition at Iowa State University (ISU), were named finalists in the American Society of Baking (ASB) Product Development Competition. They will travel to Chicago at the end of February to take part in the competition. Photo by Whitney SagerISU students selected as finalists in major baking competition
A team of three graduate students will be heading to Chicago in February to showcase their proposal for a new bakery food product. Kangzi Ren, Joshua Nazareth and Monica Primacella, all graduate students in food science and human nutrition at Iowa State University (ISU), were named finalists earlier this week in the American Society of […]

Stephanie Clark, a professor in food science and human nutrition, has been named the Virginia M. Gladney Professor in Food Science and Human Nutrition.Stephanie Clark named Virginia M. Gladney Professor
Stephanie Clark, a professor in food science and human nutrition, has been named the Virginia M. Gladney Professor in Food Science and Human Nutrition. Clark is internationally recognized as a dairy food expert and serves as an associate director of the Midwest Dairy Foods Research Center. The center provides research funding for projects to promote […]

Wendy White, an associate professor in food science and human nutrition, researches methods to 
improve the nutritional value of vegetables such as carrots, corn, and tomatoes. Photo by Ryan Riley.Roderuck Faculty Fellowship to Support Global Nutrition Research
Wendy White has big plans for how she’ll use the extra support she’ll receive as the newest holder of the Charlotte E. Roderuck faculty fellowship at Iowa State University. White, an associate professor in food science and human nutrition, researches methods to improve the nutritional value of vegetables such as carrots, corn, and tomatoes.

Kevin Keener, a professor in food science and human nutrition, is director of ISU’s 
Center for Crops Utilization Research and BioCentury Research Farm. Photo by Ryan Riley.Keener Combines Science with Practice to Bring Increased Value to Bio-based Economy
Rubber from Russian dandelions? Kevin Keener knows it’s possible. It’s just a matter of economics. “It just depends on where you are in the world what the renewable resource is,” he said. “If something grows there, whether it’s dandelions or cactus, there’s technology innovation where we can take that plant and look at it as […]

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    Diane Birt, Distinguished Professor in food science and human nutrition, was formally installed as a member of the National Academy of Medicine, during the organization’s annual meeting October 17 in Washington, D.C.
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