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Tufts Names Nutrition School

Tufts Names Nutrition SchoolThe nation's only independent nutrition school celebrated 20 years of unparalleled impact with announcement of new name.

Boston [10.09.01] Two decades after it was founded as the only independent nutrition school in North America, Tufts' School of Nutrition Science and Policy is embarking on a new era. University officials announced on Friday that the school has been named in honor of Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman -- two generous philanthropists in the fields of health and medical research.

"Through the extraordinary philanthropy of Dr. and Mrs. Friedman, a secure footing has been set for continued groundbreaking nutrition science and policy work at Tufts focused on improving lives and health globally," Tufts President Lawrence S. Bacow told the University's community.

To celebrate the naming of the school, Tufts hosted a scientific symposium on the impact of nutrition science on public policy. During the last 20 years, Tufts nutrition research and advancements have helped the school establish itself as an international leader.

Among the remarkable achievements of the last two decades, Tufts Nutrition:

* Produced some of the nation's leading research on nutrition and aging
* Established itself as a national leader in determining food standards, labeling and policies
* Provided unsurpassed technical assistance in addressing hunger, poverty and famine worldwide
* Played a primary role in monitoring and evaluating programs to address malnutrition in developing countries
* Established itself as an authority in understanding how the human genome influences metabolism and the body's responses to diet and exercise
* Made major contributions of accurate and accessible nutrition and health information in web and print forms
* Created several one-of-a-kind master's programs, including an M.S. in Nutrition Communications and an M.A. in Humanitarian Assistance



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