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Peter Walker

Friedman Faculty - Peter Walker
Peter Walker
Irwin H. Rosenberg Professor of Nutrition and Human Security, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

Director, Feinstein International Center

Education:

Ph.D. in Soil Science, Sheffield University

Contact Information
Research
General Research: 

Humanitarian crises

NUTR 202

Course Title: 
Principles of Nutrition Science
202

This course presents the fundamental scientific principles of human nutrition. Students will become familiar with food sources; recommended intake levels; biochemical role; mode of absorption, transport, excretion; deficiency/toxicity symptoms, and potential major public health problems for each macro- and micronutrient.

Credit: 
1.0
Instructor: 
McKay
Day/Time: 
Monday and Friday, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
0

NUTR 308

Course Title: 
Nutrition in Complex Emergencies
308

Required for students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Humanitarian Assistance Program. This course will examine the central role and importance of food and nutrition in complex emergencies. The implications of this for nutrition assessment, policy development, program design and implementation will be examined. This will provide an understanding of; the nutritional outcomes of emergencies (malnutrition, morbidity and mortality); and also the causes of malnutrition and mortality in emergencies (the process and dynamics of an emergency).

Credit: 
1.0
Instructor: 
Boyd
Day/Time: 
Mondays, 2:30pm - 5:30pm
0

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HBO's The Weight of the Nation Viewing

Dear Fellow Students,

Please join us on Monday, June 11th from 12-1:30 PM, for a viewing of HBO's documentary series The Weight of the Nation.  We will view  in M&V's Conference Room 2 this Monday, which features our own, Dr. Christina Economos.

We will view the remaining 3 vidoes as follows:

Date: 
06/11/2012 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Contact Name: 
Whitney Evans
Contact Email: 
Location: 
M&V Building - Conference Room 1, Boston Campus

Future of Food & Nutrition/Student Research Conference

7 Billion Strong: Approaches to Feeding a Hungry World

Future of Food and Nutrition, A Multidisciplinary Graduate Research Conference

Plan to attend the 6th Annual Student Research Conference, open to all graduate students. The conference attracts 200 students from diverse academic disciplines, each with a connection to issues related to the health and nutrition of individuals, communities worldwide.

Hear oral presentations and poster sessions -- and meet future colleagues from universities across the region and country.

Date: 
03/31/2012 - 10:00am - 5:15pm
Contact Name: 
Mark Krumm
Contact Email: 
Location: 
Jaharis, Behrakis Auditorium, Boston Campus

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Private Sector Internship Panel

First Years,

Date: 
11/14/2011 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Contact Name: 
Jillian Gladstone
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
(917) 887-6735
Location: 
Jaharis, Behrakis Auditorium, Boston Campus

NUTR 324

Course Title: 
Humanitarian Studies in the Field
324

This course, run jointly with Harvard and MIT, offers a practical training in the complex issues and skills needed to engage in humanitarian work. Students will gain familiarity with the concepts and standards for humanitarian work and will focus on practical skills, such as rapid public health assessments, GIS mapping, and operational approaches to relations with the military in humanitarian settings. The course includes a separate three-day intensive field simulation (April 26-28) of a humanitarian crisis in late April.

Credit: 
1.0
Instructor: 
Walker
Day/Time: 
Wednesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Starts Wednesday January 29
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