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CeSSIAM project featured on Huff Post!

A CeSSIAM project has been featured in the HUFFINGTON POST! Congratulations to Rosario!!!


Nevin S. Scrimshaw: January 20, 1918 – February 8, 2013


Dear friends and colleagues,

With deepest regrets and sorrow, we share with you the news that our mentor and friend Dr. Nevin Scrimshaw died February 8th in New Hampshire after a short illness.

Words fail to express the depth of the loss to his family, to this Foundation, and to the global nutrition community. We at INF will be taking a central role in his Memorial and are planning for an event this spring. We welcome your participation and will keep you informed.

In honor of Dr. Scrimshaw’s memory, the foundation board has created the Nevin Scrimshaw Memorial Advancement Fund.  The Fund will honor Dr. Scrimshaw’s enourmous contributions to nutrition research and population health and enliven his vision of nutrition research capacity building in the developing world.

Please feel free to share your thoughts on Dr. Scrimshaw, the the influence and inspiration he may have had in your career, and impact on nutrition and health in your country. Email us at or post on our Facebook page.


In Memoriam: Maimuna Jane Adejo-Ogiri

Jane with her posterINF would like to pay tribute to Ms. Jane Adejo-Ogiri, a Fellowship alumna who recently passed away. Jane obtained her B.Sc. in Food Science and Technology from Kogi State University, Ayungba, Kogi state, Nigeria. She then completed her Masters in the Department of Human Nutrition, University of Ibadan, Nigeria from Jan, 2010 – Oct, 2011. Her Masters thesis was titled ”Nutrient Composition and Bioavailability of Cirina Forda (Westwood) enriched complementary foods,” for which she received an INF Fellowship to present at Nutrition Congress Africa this year. Jane was a member of AGSNet and ANS, and attended the FANUS conference held in Abuja, Nigeria in 2011. Most recently she worked as a Nutritionist/Dietitian at the Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria. Jane had ambitions of returning to the University of Ibadan for a professional Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics. Our hearts go out to Jane’s family, friends and colleagues.

The INF Fellows who attended NCA with Jane have put together this tribute:

Jane? It is with shock that we received the news. We think of Jane as we look at the key ring present she gave us during the Nutrition Congress Africa, 2012 in Bloemfontein South Africa. Is this how death is? We are still in shock. We can’t make sense of what has happened. We knew you but for a short time, our relationship was so good we prayed that God would give us another opportunity to meet very soon.  .

We are here for a season and a reason. We believe she has been a good example to those around her for the time she lived. Jane your memory lingers on. Bye friend and may the Almighty receive you dear.

This hymn comes to mind:

Through all the changing scenes of life
In trouble & in joy
The praises of my God shall still
My heart & mouth employ.

Dear JANE, find rest in your maker’s bosom.

When the day of toil is done
When the race of life is run
Father grant thy weary one
Rest forevermore

-INF/Pfizer Fellows to the Nutrition Congress Africa, 2012. South Africa Bloemfontein.

SLAN 2012

Congratulations to the INF/Danone fellows that attended SLAN in Havana, Cuba. In this photo, INF President Ricardo Uauy is shown with INF/Danone fellows Virginia Natero (left) and Daniela Defago (right) at SLAN (fellows not pictured: Alejandra Juáregui, Alex Brito, photo courtesy of Daniel López de Romaña)