eNutrition Academy Needs and Demand Survey

IUNS is proud to be a founding partner of the eNutrition Academy (eNA), along with Nutrition Society of the UK and Ireland, American Society for Nutrition (ASN), Federation of African Nutrition Societies (FANUS) and African Nutrition Society (ANS). The eNA has recently developed a ‘Needs and Demand’ survey to gather opinions and views on e-learning across Africa, in order to develop new materials.

If you are a Student, Trainee or Practitioner and would like to complete the survey please click here to access the questionnaire.

Road to ICN 2017 obesity symposium

The ‘Road to ICN 2017’ Omics Science series understanding and addressing obesity symposium was held in Chile on 19th October 2016. The symposium was very successful and photos from the event are below.

 

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Participants of the symposium with Prof. Angel Gil, Prof. Alfredo Martinez and Dr Mabel Carrera.

ICSU Call for scientific and non-academic reviewers LIRA 2030 Africa

ICSU are looking for scientists and non-academic experts with expertise in energy systems, air pollution, health, provision of health services, climate migration and adaptation, land use and urban planning and disaster risk reduction in the urban environment to review full proposals between Nov 2016 to mid Jan 2017.

The deadline for expression of interests is 25th November 2016.

For more information on how to get involved please click here.

IUNS Newsletter September 2016

The IUNS Newsletter September 2016 is now available to download and read online.

This months newsletter includes an update on the revised IUNS Statutes and Rules and a piece on the United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition by IUNS President, Professor Anna Lartey.

To access the newsletter please click on the links above.

John A. Milner Fellowship Programme open for applications

The BHNRC and ODS are pleased to announce the request for applications for the 2016 John A. Milner Fellowship Program. Postdoctoral fellows will conduct research in the area of bioactive components in foods and dietary supplements and learn about the translation of nutrition science into policy. This program is inspired by the life and work of Dr. John A. Milner, who, until his untimely death, was the Director of BHNRC. Dr. Milner devoted his career to expanding knowledge about the mechanisms of action and the health effects of bioactive components of foods, while in academia, at NIH, and at BHNRC. During his federal career, some of his most active collaborations were with ODS at NIH. As credit to his work, there continues to be a highly productive and scientifically relevant partnership between the ODS and BHNRC. It is fitting, therefore, that these two agencies are joining forces to celebrate Dr. Milner by encouraging the careers of junior scientists interested in bioactive components of foods and dietary supplements. The Fellowship will also allow candidates to develop experience and skill at the crossroads of science and policy. For those who knew Dr. Milner, he also supported and encouraged research endeavors to further the understanding of foods and their components as they impact health as well as the treatment of disease.

Please see here for more information.

Call for applications – Premio Daniel Carasso 2017 Deadline October 23rd 2016

The Premio Daniel Carasso is an individual research prize intended to reward an outstanding scientific researcher on sustainable food systems and diets for long-term health. The Premio is worth €100,000 and the Laureate becomes an ambassador of the Fondation Daniel et Nina Carasso for sustainable food and diets.

The Prize is intended to give more visibility to a mid-carrier researcher and to help her/him inspire junior researchers to develop transdisciplinary approaches to study food systems and their sustainability.  The call for applications for the Premio Daniel Carasso 2017 is now open and entrants must register and apply online before October 23 2016.

More information can be accessed via this link.

Job Opportunity – Fellow, Global Development Programme

IUNS has received the communication of a fellow job on the Global Development Programme with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle. Some of the programme features are listed below.

For more information on the role and/or to apply now please click here.

Programme Features:
-Two-year fellowship
-Deep engagement on strategic issues being pursued by the foundation, with opportunities to make a tangible impact
-May rotate within and/or across program divisions and/or regional offices
-Coaching and mentorship by foundation staff who are leaders in their respective fields
-Bilateral learning sessions involving the fellows and senior leadership across the foundation
-Cohort experience to develop fellows’ professional and support network with peers
-Leadership development programming and transition support to help the fellows identify their next professional opportunity
-Competitive compensation and benefits package
-Membership to the foundation’s alumni network