Specific Aims

As a student-led initiative, we are a symposium by students, for students. We invite students of all levels, disciplines, and interests both domestic and international to connect with researchers, academics, practitioners, businesspersons, and government officials actively working in the fields of nutrition, public health, and data science. Through this event, we aim to showcase both the methodological complexities of rigorous data analysis as well as provide an opportunity for the next generation of professionals to build networks for future collaboration.

To maximize student involvement, our fully virtual event has free registration for all participants. In doing so, we aim to showcase emerging topics and innovative approaches to tackling some of the most complex and challenging nutrition and public health problems facing the world today with the most diverse group of participants possible.

This year, the 2022 Tufts Research and Data Symposium for Food and Nutrition provides an opportunity for students, faculty, practitioners, and researchers to:

(1) Promote Transdisciplinary Research – we invite participants from all corners of nutrition and public health fields to present their research and transcend disciplinary boundaries. Such applications and interactions across specialties in unexpecting new contexts fosters opportunities for creativity and innovation.

(2) Engage in Professional Networking – we challenge participants to engage with one another to establish partnerships beyond institutional and generational boundaries. This serves both to foster new research opportunities as well as broaden professional networks for student transition into professional settings.

(3) Encourage Diverse and Inclusive Collaboration – we encourage participants to engage with and on scientific research teams that promote intergenerational, interdisciplinary, and multicultural knowledge sharing and skill development. This integrative curation of ideas, expertise, and perspectives enables the creation of innovative solutions to match the complexity of public health problems we face as a discipline.

For general inquiries on the symposium program and/or registration, to provide feedback to the Student Planning Committee, or for those seeking sponsorship or collaboration, please contact us directly or email us at friedmanresearchsymposium@gmail.com!

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