Welcome to IFNH
The New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health (IFNH) underscores the commitment of Rutgers University to new transformational initiatives across the many disciplines impacting food, nutrition, and health. The IFNH draws on the strengths of the entire university as it physically co-locates and strategically aligns the diverse competencies and deep capacity of Rutgers to address society's major unmet health problems. In this complex world, the institute embraces a culture of interdisciplinarity that seeks solutions to our health problems in the social as well as the biological determinants of health.
News & Events
- The New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health's First Annual Research Day, November 1, 2019 (PDF) -- Follow this link to the registration page for the IFNH's Annual Research Day 2019.
- Aaron J. Shatkin Memorial Lecture: Monday, October 21, 2019: Margaret J. McFall-Ngai, PhD "Squid pro quo: Reciprocity in the Establishment and Maintenance of the Model Symbiosis Between the Hawaiian Bobtail Squid and its Luminous Bacterial Partner." (PDF)
- RCLR Symposium: Lipids in Health and Disease: Friday, November 8, 2019, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
- Sara Campbell, associate professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health in the School of Arts and Sciences and member of the Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health, is the lead principal investigator (PI) of a three-year grant for the project, "Linking brown fat to the microbiome to enhance warfighter health," which is supported by the Department of Defense - Office of Navy Research. Rutgers co-PIs on the project are Lee Kerkhof, professor, Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Max Haggblom, distinguished professor and chair, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, and Stephen Vatner, professor, Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine.