Centre for Chronic Disease Control (CCDC) and Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) invite applications for a short course on


VIIth International Nutrition Short Course, titled “NUTRITION and CHRONIC DISEASE RESEARCH METHODS” will be organized at Conference Hall, Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID), New Delhi from 27th February- 2nd March 2017

Overview of the Short Course:

The latest statistics confirm that poor dietary intake is the biggest contributor to death and disability across the globe. The traditional training in nutrition (as a part of home science curriculum) fails to make an impact when it comes to preparing a consolidated response using holistic yet innovative strategies to tackle public health and nutrition problems. In this context, there is an urgent need to train professionals, with content that addresses both current and emerging nutrition and health challenges.

CCDC and PHFI present this short course (4 days) which aims to promote participants’ capacity in an interactive environment to understand research methods better. This course introduces and gradually builds upon an increased understanding of the epidemiology, statistics and diet-disease relationship in public nutrition research as well as national programs. The course will primarily focus on knowing the current trends in nutrition, explaining the various methods used in chronic disease research, working in groups to design studies and interacting with faculty and fellows. A few keynotes on current public nutrition problems will also be delivered by experts.

Through didactic and interactive sessions, participants will develop hands-on experience to design and present a study proposal. The faculty include eminent Indian and international experts in public health and nutrition research. You may visit our websites for more details regarding the previous courses.

Course Directors:

Dr Shweta Khandelwal
Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi

Prof Aryeh D. Stein
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta GA

The registration fee for the course is INR – 6000/-. This covers participation in the course, course materials, tea/coffee, and lunch each day. It does not cover travel costs, or accommodation.

Interested participants may send us the application form along with their curriculum vitae via email at

Deadline for applications: 10th February 2017

For Further Information Contact:
Ms. Divya Soni
Junior Research Fellow (CCDC)
Plot No.47, Sector 44,
Institutional Area Gurgaon-122002

Telephone no. 0124-4781400 (Ext 4270)
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