Arkansas Nutrition, Obesity, and Health Research Retreat

Arkansas Nutrition, Obesity, and Health Research Retreat 2017

Introduction

With the increase in research related to nutrition, exercise, health and chronic disease within the University of Arkansas system, this meeting will be an important opportunity to bring scientists from across the state together to build collaborations and leverage cross-disciplinary teams to pursue grant funding.

Program Details

Meeting Objective

Meeting Objectives

  • Initiate cross-campus collaborations in nutrition, exercise, obesity, and health
  • Provide the opportunity for pilot funding, to foster cross-campus collaborations that aim to build the foundation for submission of federal l grant funding
  • Identify key gaps in our current knowledge and infrastructure related to nutritional and exercise science research in the state of Arkansas

Participants

Participants

  • Administrators and faculty conducting research in the areas of nutrition, obesity, and health in Arkansas
  • Government representatives from areas relevant to nutrition and obesity
  • Industry representatives with interests in food, nutrition and health
  • Arkansas Biosciences Institute representatives

Program Agenda

DAY 1: Registration / Mix & Mingle

Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Location: Apple Blossom Brewery, Fayetteville, AR
Attendees: All

TIME EVENT
5:00 PM Check-In & Registration
5:30 PM Welcome & Overview of 2-day program: Sean Adams
6:00 PM Eat, drink, be merry, and collaborate!

DAY 2: Research Symposium

Date: Thursday, October 26th
Location: Don Tyson Center for Agricultural Sciences, Fayetteville
Attendees: All

TIME EVENT
7:30 AM Check-In, Coffee, Tea, Breakfast
8:00 AM Introduction to Research Day
Jamie I. Baum, Ph.D., Center for Human Nutrition; Assistant Professor of Nutrition, Department of Food Science; Dale Bumpers College of Agriculture, Food and Life Sciences; University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture
8:05 am Welcome
Donald R. Bobbitt, Ph.D., President, University of Arkansas System
8:20 am Keynote
Sean H. Adams, Ph.D., UAMS Professor of Pediatrics and Director, Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center
Title: Collaborative Team Science: thrills and spills
8:50 am Session 1: Molecular Nutrition and the Microbiome
Introduction: Clarence Watson, Ph.D., Associate VP for Agriculture Research, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture
10:30 am Session 2: Programs and Cores
Introduction: Larry Cornett, Ph.D., UAMS Vice Chancellor for Research
11:55 pm Lunch
12:35 pm Session 3: Nutrition, Exercise, & Cardiometabolic Health
Introduction: James Rankin, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Research and Innovation, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
2:35 pm Session 4: Community and Social Aspects of Nutrition
Introduction: Jean-François Meullenet, Ph.D., Professor and Head Department of Food Science; Director, Institute of Food Science & Engineering
4:00 pm Session 5: Childhood Obesity and Maternal/Child Nutrition
Introduction: Rudy Nayga, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor and Tyson Chair in Food Policy Economics, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Dale Bumpers College of Agriculture, Food and Life Sciences; University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture
5:15 pm Closing & Logistics
6:30 pm Networking and Collaboration Dinner
(UAF, UAMS and Division of Agriculture Administrators and Faculty only)
Location: Ella’s Restaurant at The Inn at Carnall Hall

DAY 3: Pilot Funding and Working Groups

Date: Friday, October 27th
Location: Don Tyson Center for Agricultural Sciences, Fayetteville
Attendees: UAF, UAMS and Division of Agriculture Administrators and Faculty only

TIME EVENT
8:30 AM Check-In, Coffee and Breakfast
9:00 AM Introduction and Setting the Stage: Rudy Nayga
9:20 AM Working groups
11:30 AM Conclusion and Next Steps

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