Public Impact

ASN 2021 - Nutrition Online

ASN 2021 - Nutrition Online

This year's ASN meeting is all-virtual, but there are plenty of opportunities to participate in live events throughout the week. The Friedman School and the Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (JMHNRCA) are representing Tufts University with panels, posters, and plenty of awards for their outstanding work. We've pulled out some highlights for the week, but remember to check out the full schedule for all sessions and events.
Time to Shift from Food Security to Nutrition Security to Increase Health & Well-Being

Time to Shift from Food Security to Nutrition Security to Increase Health & Well-Being

Tufts and Georgetown scientists, and humanitarian José Andrés, call for a new approach to address food and nutrition inequities
Welcoming New Faculty: Secretary Dan Glickman

Welcoming New Faculty: Secretary Dan Glickman

We're pleased to announce a new faculty appointment to the Friedman School: Adjunct Professor Secretary Dan Glickman.
Longtime Friedman School Champion Underwrites New Career Center

Longtime Friedman School Champion Underwrites New Career Center

Whenever Ellen Block, BSOT66, has visited the Tufts campus, she has talked with Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy students about their plans to apply their knowledge out in the world.
2020 Jean Mayer Prize Awarded for Tackling COVID-19 Food Crisis

2020 Jean Mayer Prize Awarded for Tackling COVID-19 Food Crisis

Recipients honored for response and commitment to COVID-19 crisis to improving food access, nutrition, communities and culture
How Tufts Is Convening a Call for a National Nutrition Research ‘Moonshot’

How Tufts Is Convening a Call for a National Nutrition Research ‘Moonshot’

The Friedman School and other institutes have outlined specific options to strengthen and accelerate federal nutrition research to transform lives, reduce health disparities, and reduce health-care spending
Call to Action for Stronger, Better-Funded Federal Nutrition Research

Call to Action for Stronger, Better-Funded Federal Nutrition Research

Experts and coalition call for better coordination to prevent costly diet-related illnesses and better address food insecurity while accelerating discoveries, economic growth, and improving public health and population resilience
A National Moonshot on Nutrition Research

A National Moonshot on Nutrition Research

Learn more about the group making the case for a "moonshot" on national nutrition research. Leading nutrition and food policy experts outline a bold case for strengthening federal nutrition research in a live interactive session as part of NUTRITION 2020 LIVE ONLINE, a virtual conference hosted by the American Society for Nutrition (ASN).
Announcing the Friedman School Emergency Fund

Announcing the Friedman School Emergency Fund

With the pressures of COVID-19, these are difficult times for all.  The Friedman School community has been resilient, coming together to address immediate problems, such as the abrupt transitions to remote learning, suspension of clinical and human subjects research, and shifting of other major research and public impact activities online.  The COVID-19 crisis has also created major new challenges for many of our students, including:
Op-Ed: A Need For 'Soft Power' in Health Care

Op-Ed: A Need For 'Soft Power' in Health Care

The fight against COVID-19 — a need for 'soft power' in health care Friedman Dean Dariush Mozaffarian and and Fletcher Dean Emeritus James Stavridis co-author this opinion piece for The Hill, urging the U.S. government to strengthen its “soft power” within the healthcare system, as it has done in its military and national security sectors, by developing “a proactive, vigorous, coordinated and well-funded preventive and public health strategy and infrastructure to keep our nation healthy and safe into the future.”