Sustainable Water Management

Advanced Clinical Nutrition Practice in Kidney Disease

The important purpose for proposing this course is to understand complications of kidney disease and plan various nutritional managements for the different stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and various types of other kidney disease. The Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) course provides basic nutritional management of CKD and end stage of kidney disease (ESKD). However, CKD is very complicated and the most recent trend of medical and nutritional managements of CKD have been changing from renal replacement therapy for ESKD to prevention of progression of CKD.

Climate Change: Risk and Adaptation for Food Systems and Beyond

Climate change is one of the most pressing problems in the world today. This course will focus on the projected impacts of climate change around the world and related adaptations, with particular attention to humanitarian impacts and food systems. Students will cover climate risk assessment, risk perception, risk communication, and climate risk management/adaptation. The course will cover major climate impacts by sector, as well as their interactions and humanitarian implications.  Each week of class will have two components: a lecture component and a lab component.

Precision Nutrition

This course is designed for graduate students who are interested in understanding, interpreting, and designing studies related to precision nutrition. Precision nutrition includes three levels: (1) dietary recommendations based on guidelines for population subgroups by age, gender, and other social determinants, (2) individualized nutrition recommendations issued from deep and refined phenotyping, and (3) nutrition recommendations based on an individual’s genetic background.