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Dr. Emily Patten: From Classroom to Commissioner

April 08, 2024
Dr. Emily Patten recently received a prestigious position of influence within the field of dietetics. It all started sitting in a BYU classroom years ago. 
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How Food Waste Inspired PrithiviRaj Jegannathan

April 08, 2024
When Prithiviraj Jegannathan learned that 1/3 of global food production goes to waste, he had to be a part of the solution.
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Led by Inspiration: 2023 GE Professorship Recipient Rickelle Richards

November 27, 2023
Rickelle Richards, Ph.D., MPH, RDN knows the places the Lord guides us aren’t always the places we expect. Each day at Brigham Young University, Richards teaches large and small groups of students about the principles of nutrition. From general education classes to complex high-level courses, Richards embraces the challenge of teaching students with a wide variety of backgrounds and knowledge bases.
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Karen Della Corte: Scientist of Faith

October 28, 2023
The College of Life Sciences is honored to welcome Dr. Karen Della Corte as a new assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science. Della Corte’s research focuses on the role of the diet—particularly carbohydrate quality—in risk disease development. With her experience in epidemiological research, Della Corte is excited to expand students’ understanding of how healthy dietary patterns can help with chronic disease prevention.
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Triple Crown of Student Achievements

July 26, 2023
Students in the College of Life Sciences were recognized this year as Student Employee of the Year and as winners at the Student Innovator of the Year and 3-Minute Thesis competitions.
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Huddled Up for Healing: Working with the Football Team to Address a Degenerative Brain Disease

July 21, 2022
In 2002, the death of legendary NFL center Mike Webster introduced the world to the degenerative brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The disease is marked by depression, rage, substance abuse, cognitive dysfunction, and dementia, and diagnoses are rising rapidly among retired football players.
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