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See how our current work and research is bringing new thinking and new solutions to some of today's biggest challenges.


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Tim Barry ’93 co-founded a health care company that offers primary care, multispecialty and urgent care options to 1.6 million patients throughout the U.S.

  • Applied Economics
  • Health + Nutrition
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Deer hunters were more likely to be swayed by social media messages about the potential risks of chronic wasting disease if they came from a source they believed aligned with their own views and values.

  • Communication
  • Animals
  • Natural Resources and the Environment
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Influencers are encouraged to reveal their innermost selves to their followers – to “put themselves out there” – but doing so can result in identity-based harassment, according to research by Brooke Erin Duffy, associate professor of...

  • Department of Communication
  • Behavior
  • Communication
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"The state of food systems worldwide in the countdown to 2030", published today by The Food Systems Countdown to 2030 Initiative (FSCI), provides the first science-based monitoring to guide decision-makers as they seek wholesale transformation of the global agriculture and food systems. This transformation is needed urgently both to reduce the environmental impact of these systems and to mitigate the impact of climate change on them. The overarching objective is that all people – especially the most vulnerable – have equitable access to healthy diets through sustainable and resilient agriculture and food systems.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Animals

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Meet our faculty: Zeribe Nwosu
Academic focus: Biochemistry, cancer biology, cancer metabolism. Research summary: The aim of my research is to identify and study mechanisms through which cancer cells acquire and utilize nutrients. We currently mainly work on pancreatic cancer...
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Genomics
  • Health + Nutrition
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A Career in the Genomics Sciences Karen Nelson, Ph.D. Thermo Fisher Scientific, Chief Scientific Officer The human microbiome refers to all the microorganisms that live in and on the human body. It is now estimated that about 57% of the cells in...
  • Dairy
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture & Food Systems
Speaker, Dr. Shannon Monnat


Perspectives in Global Development: Fall 2022 Seminar Series The U.S. rural mortality penalty is wide and growing. This talk will present an overview of trends in rural and urban mortality rates since 1990, identify where rates have increased...
  • Health + Nutrition
  • Global Development
  • Development