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Research Project: Partnership Between ARS and Bowie State University for Human Nutrition Research Studies

Location: Food Surveys Research Group

2013 Annual Report

1a. Objectives (from AD-416):
This partnership is designed to augment research programs, transfer technical knowledge to students, exchange information and knowledge, and enhance the quality of science research and education. BHNRC activities and programs can facilitate opportunities for students at Bowie State University who are majoring in fields of health, science, mathematics, nursing and computer sciences. Bowie State University students can facilitate the conduct, analysis, and reporting of research studies conducted at BHNRC.

1b. Approach (from AD-416):
Students will participate in human nutrition research studies conducted at BHNRC. The work may be used to meet partial requirements for their degree. BHNRC staff will serve as facilitators to the process including working with students, jointly planning and presenting seminars and symposia at the university, and participating as thesis/dissertation committee members.

3. Progress Report:
A meeting was held at Bowie State on October 21, 2012, to highlight the relationship between foods and health. The overall goal of the day meeting was to promote a better understanding of the interrelationship between food, nutrition and health in Prince George’s County. In addition, there were opportunities to review existing policies, programs and activities that promote food, nutrition and health in Prince George’s County. The event had over 150 participants. During the event, there were oral presentations along with poster presentations. All 5 units within the Center were involved with poster presentations that provided information about research opportunities. This was in addition to the active involvement of Dr. Harris, the Associate Director of the Center, throughout the daylong event.

4. Accomplishments