Department News

Public Scholarship and Engagement Funds 13 Community-University Collaborations

From improving healthcare access to addressing food insecurity and racial disparities, 13 newly funded public engagement projects at UC Davis will drive positive change in communities in California and around the world.

The campus-community projects were recently awarded 2023 Public Impact Research Initiative (PIRI) grants from UC Davis Public Scholarship and Engagement. Awardees were selected from more than 25 applicants across UC Davis.

UCD Nutrition Department recruiting for Assistant Professor of Nutrition Science and Metabolic Regulation

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, at the University of California announces an Assistant Professor faculty position (9-month in the Department of Nutrition). Applications are encouraged from candidates with a strong background in a current or emerging area that will fit within our department’s disciplinary focus in Nutritional Biology, Metabolic Regulation and Precision Nutrition. The Department of Nutrition is seeking applicants with a strong focus on regulation of human metabolism, identifying sources of variability, and precision nutrition for health.

UC Davis Department of Nutrition Partners with Japan’s Nagoya University of Arts and Sciences

The UC Davis Department of Nutrition celebrated its 15th year of collaborating with Nagoya University of Arts and Sciences (NUAS) in bringing a group of sixteen Japanese students and two faculty members to UC Davis each summer. The program is usually a twenty-day, specially-designed program held each August, but has been remote for the past 2 summers due to COVID-19. This unique partnership began in 2007, when NUAS contacted Nancy Hudson, MS, RD (Emeritus) from the Department of Nutrition regarding bringing a group of dietetics students to UC Davis. After Ms. Hudson’s retirement in 2012, the program is now coordinated by Joan Frank, MS, RDN, FAND, Assistant Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics. The program is a model partnership between the Department of Nutrition and NUAS.

UCD Nutrition Department recruiting for Assistant Specialist in Cooperative Extension - Community Nutrition

The Department of Nutrition, internationally recognized as a premier center of excellence in research, teaching, and extension, is seeking applications for a Specialist in Cooperative Extension (CE) to join the faculty at the Assistant rank in the field of community nutrition. The mission of the Department of Nutrition is to develop and disseminate comprehensive basic and applied knowledge regarding nutritional biology and the translation to improving human health, and to implement and evaluate nutrition interventions and programs for their impact on individuals, society and policy.

Nutrition Department Joins Instagram!

The UC Davis Nutrition Department now has an official Instagram account! Feel free to follow us @ucdnutrition.

This account will be a trusted resource for nutrition information where we share the latest scientific evidence from our department.

We look forward to showcasing the unique research, outreach, teaching, and programs from the outstanding faculty, staff, and trainees in the UC Davis Nutrition Department.