Newswise — Washington D.C. – The Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences (IAFNS) launched slightly greater than a yr in the past in February 2021 and noticed productiveness of scientific papers and academic webinars attain new heights. IAFNS supported 25 peer-reviewed papers and hosted 31 webinars reaching 1000’s of nutritionists and meals security professionals – in authorities, business and academia.
As a part of its transformation, IAFNS additionally expanded public sector oversight in its governance mannequin, embraced the subsequent era of scientists with Summer Research Opportunity Fellowships, invested its reserves in Socially Responsible funds, and engaged the broader neighborhood with analysis findings picked up by over 140 media retailers.
2021 noticed the launch of an open innovation program with the IAFNS Idea Portal the place everybody, no matter present or previous affiliation with IAFNS, is welcome to submit challenge concepts to advance science. IAFNS innovated new methods to fulfill future alternatives by internet hosting a Science Innovation Showcase that featured new merchandise, strategies and displays from start-up CEOs to graduate college students. It additionally included dialogue periods with the investor neighborhood and affected person and NGO stakeholder teams.
IAFNS leaders doubled down on their core values of scientific integrity centered on transparency, collaboration and public profit. The group’s management in these areas has been acknowledged by incomes a Platinum Seal for transparency from GuideStar. IAFNS scientists even have revised adherence to the TOP tips as a signatory to the Center for Open Science – demonstrating our lively shepherding of this dedication.
According to IAFNS Executive Director Dr. Wendelyn Jones, “This has been a banner yr for IAFNS-supported science that advances public well being as evidenced by our output and recognition by exterior stakeholders. We launched IAFNS with over 94% membership retention. We’re additionally happy to report that 2022 has already introduced 5 new supporting group members to IAFNS as we proceed to construct our science-driven packages to help evidence-based decision-making by all sectors.”
The Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences (IAFNS) is dedicated to main constructive change throughout the meals and beverage ecosystem. IAFNS is a 501(c)(3) science-focused nonprofit uniquely positioned to mobilize authorities, business and academia to drive, fund and lead actionable analysis. iafns.org