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The 2019 Alumni Award Recipients

The 2019 Alumni Award Recipients

It is with great pleasure that we announce the 2019 Friedman School Alumni Association Award winners. Our recipients consistently exemplify the school's mission, make valuable contributions in their field, and reflect the Friedman School's outstanding alumni community. Selected annually from nominations submitted by faculty, staff, and alumni from around the world, these awards are the highest honors presented by the Alumni Association.
Sweet Success for Entrepreneurs

Sweet Success for Entrepreneurs

The 2019 Tufts Food and Entrepreneurship Competition ended in delicious fashion with the inventors of an oat cream desert winning both the audience choice award and the top prize!
Congressman McGovern to Give Friedman's 2019 Commencement Address

Congressman McGovern to Give Friedman's 2019 Commencement Address

U.S. Representative Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) will address graduates of the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy as part of the commencement festivities on Sunday, May 19.
#OurTufts Features Student Nayla Bezares

#OurTufts Features Student Nayla Bezares

“I grew up in Puerto Rico. More than 85 percent of food is imported there, a lot of what we eat is fried, and for the typical family, dinner always means white rice and beans and a big piece of meat. When I moved to Milwaukee after undergrad and became a chemical engineer making snack foods, I began noticing the food I was manufacturing was not the food I was eating or wanted my family to eat.
A Scientist and an Entrepreneur

A Scientist and an Entrepreneur

When Silvia Berciano Benitez had the opportunity to join the Nutrition & Genomics Lab at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) in 2016, she moved from her native country of Spain to Boston to pursue her research goals in the field of Personalized Nutrition.
U.S. News to Convene National Childhood Obesity Summit at Texas Children’s Hospital

U.S. News to Convene National Childhood Obesity Summit at Texas Children’s Hospital

Washington, D.C. – This spring, U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in health care rankings, will convene a Combating Childhood Obesity summit featuring some of the nation's leading experts who are actively working to address this public health threat, which currently affects 1 in 5 children and adolescents in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Friedman Faculty and Research Featured in NY Times Opinion Piece

Friedman Faculty and Research Featured in NY Times Opinion Piece

Research and reports from both the Friedman School and 2018 Jean Mayer Award Winner Mission Readiness were featured in the New York Times Opinion section written by Dr. Joon Yun, Dr. David A. Kessler, and Dan Glickman.
Adios, Trans Fats: FDA Poised To Phase Out Artery-Clogging Fat

Adios, Trans Fats: FDA Poised To Phase Out Artery-Clogging Fat

"There's really not any other fat that has this constellation of harmful effects," says Friedman School Dean Dariush Mozaffarian. Mozaffarian spoke with NPR's Alison Aubrey about the FDA's 2015 announcement about trans fat labeling. Listen Here
Nutritionists Raise A Glass Of Whole Milk To New Dietary Guidelines

Nutritionists Raise A Glass Of Whole Milk To New Dietary Guidelines

Friedman School Dean Dariush Mozaffarian guests on WBUR's Here and Now, joining a conversation about healthy fats and the fear of dietary fat. Listen Here
Personalized Diets: Can Your Genes Really Tell You What To Eat?

Personalized Diets: Can Your Genes Really Tell You What To Eat?

"For basic healthy living, it's not about your genes, it's about your behavior," says Friedman School Dean Dariush Mozaffarian.  Mozaffarian spoke with NPR's Alison Aubrey about personalized diets. Listen Here