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Friday, April 9, 2010
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Pfendler Hall Auditorium

Kirksey Lecture Series

About the Series

The next Kirksey Lecture will be held on April 24, 2015. Ekhard Ziegler, M.D. will be the guest speaker. Watch for more details!

Dr. Avanelle Kirksey, a valued faculty member of the Department of Nutrition Science from 1961 to 1994, left a legacy at Purdue University. Her dynamic, productive, and imaginative research program bridged the gap from basic mechanistic science to a better understanding of the relation of diet to human behavior and cognition. In addition to her demanding research program, she is an inspiring role model for students.

In 1985, Dr. Kirksey became the second female distinguished professor at Purdue University. In 1997, she received an Honorary Doctorate from Purdue. Her groundbreaking research, valued teaching, and community outreach efforts are honored with this lecture series that is held each spring.

Past Lectures

Year Title Presented By
2014 Dietary-induced zinc deficiency in low-income countries: Challenges and solutions Rosalind Gibson, PhD
2013 Complementary Feeding Strategies for Breastfed Infants: What's the Evidence that it Matters? Nancy F. Krebs, MD, MS
2012 Impact of Maternal Obesity and Diet on Fetal Development
Janet C. King, PhD
2011 Improving the Assessment of Diet in the National Children's Study: The Battle Between Technological Advancement and Old Habits
Anna Maria Siega-Riz, PhD, MS
2010 Early Determinants of Chronic Disease: Pregnancy Through Early Childhood
Stephanie Atkinson, PhD
2009 The World is Fat -- The Trends, Policies, and Products that are Fattening the Human Race
Barry M. Popkin, PhD
2008 What are the "Problem Nutrients" for Breastfed Infants?
Kathryn Dewey, PhD
2007 Insulin and Amino Acids are Critical Regulators of Neonatal Muscle Growth
Teresa A. Davis, PhD
2006 Childhood Malnutrition Kills: Scientific Demonstration, Persuasion, and Evolution of Policy
Jean-Pierre Habicht, MD, MPS, PhD
2005 Nutrition, Physical Activity, Bone Development and Forearm Fractures in Children
Heidi J. Kalkwarf, PhD, RD
2004 Maternal/Fetal Nutrient Partitioning During Pregnancy: Whose Needs Predominate?
Kimberly O'Brien, PhD
2003 Reference Infant and Child Models of Body Composition: A Contemporary Update
Kenneth Ellis, PhD
2002 Micronutrient Deficiencies and Child Development
Maureen Black, PhD
2001 Are Activity and Diet Really Important for Children's Bones?
Bonny Specker, PhD
2000 The Public Health Importance of Maternal Zinc Deficiency: Lessons Learned From Peru
Laura E. Caulfield, PhD
1999 Prenatal Vitamin B-6 Deficiency and Poverty -- Is There a Link?
Robert D. Reynolds, PhD
1998 Folate Nutrition and Reproductive Health
Mary Frances Picciano
1997 Developmental and Behavioral Effects of Iron Deficiency in Infants
Betsy Lozoff
1996 Early Flavor Experiences: When Do They Start?
Julie Mennella, PhD

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