Diet, Microbiome, and Health: Past, Present, and Future

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Medical Nutrition Therapy

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This webinar discusses what is the microbiome, what is the evidence that diet can influence the microbiome, how can the microbiome influence the response to dietary components, and what is the relationship between diet, the microbiome, and disease risk.

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Cindy D. Davis, PhD
Director of Grants and Extramural Activities
Office of Dietary Supplements
National Institutes of Health

Cindy Davis is the Director of Grants and Extramural Activities in the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS). In this position, she actively engages and encourages partnerships with other NIH Institutes and Centers to facilitate funding of grants that are of high relevance to ODS mission and goals. She is also actively involved in a number of government working groups on the microbiome. Before coming to ODS, she was a Program Director in the Nutritional Sciences Research Group at the National Cancer Institute. Cindy received her bachelor's degree with honors in nutritional sciences from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and her doctorate degree in nutrition with a minor in human cancer biology from the University of Wisconsin—Madison. She completed her postdoctoral training at the Laboratory of Experimental Carcinogenesis at the National Cancer Institute. She then joined the Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center, USDA, as a research nutritionist. In 2000, she received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers and was named the USDA Early Career Scientist. She has published more than 125 peer-reviewed journal articles and 11 invited book chapters.