Deeptha Sukumar Conducts Nutrition and Bone Workshops in India
December 16, 2014
Deeptha Sukumar, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, conducted a two-day event on August 12 and 13, 2014, titled “Nutrition and Bone Workshop,” at PSG College of Arts and Science (PSGCAS) in Coimbatore, India.
Sukumar interacted with undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students, as well as with faculty from the Departments of Nutrition and Biotechnology. Over 200 participants attended this two-day workshop where she discussed the role of nutrition in bone health, provided an update on current research on calcium and vitamin D, and conducted hands-on training sessions on nutrition assessment and dietary counseling for bone health. She also visited collaborators at PSGCAS to discuss ongoing recruitment for a clinical research study in which Sukumar is a co-investigator, and met with several research staff to oversee the recruitment process.
During her trip to India, Sukumar was also an invited speaker at the School of Food Science, MOP Vaishnav College in Chennai, India. She spoke about the role of food technology in addressing malnutrition outcomes and novel food product development to address malnutrition. Over 300 students and faculty attended the seminar.