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The Nutrition Innovation Centre for Food and Health (NICHE) at Ulster University are officially opening the new state-of-art Nutrition and Vascular Studies Unit.

This new facility was previously based within the Medical Research Council’s Elsie Widdowson Nutrition Laboratory in Cambridge in partnership with the NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health and has now been transferred to Ulster.

The new facility will greatly enhance our ability to conduct cutting-edge nutrition and cardiovascular research, a priority area within NICHE and a global health issue of particular concern for people in Northern Ireland.


9.30am to 10am Tea / Coffee
10.00am Welcome
Professor Mary Ward, NICHE 
10.05am Opening remarks
Professor Cathy Gormley-Heenan
Pro Vice Chancellor (Research and Impact)
10.15am Overview of Nutrition Innovation Centre for Food and Health (NICHE)
Professor Helene McNulty, Director of NICHE 

The Nutrition and Vascular Studies Platform and Global Nutrition at Ulster
Professor Sumantra (Shumone) Ray
Professor of Global Nutrition at Ulster andExecutive Director of the NNEdPro Global Centre in Cambridge


Current Nutrition and Vascular studies
Martina Rooney RD, PhD student at NICHE

11am Participant experience of nutrition and vascular research at Ulster
11.10am A NNEdPro Regional Network at NICHENNEdPro Directors: Dr Minha Rajput-Ray and Pauline Douglas RD
11.20am Official Remarks and opening
NNEdPro Global Patron:
The Lord Rana MBE, Baron of Malone 


Visit the Nutrition Innovation Centre for Food and Health (NICHE) for more information.

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Event info

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Friday 21 June

9.30am to 11.30am


Professor Mary Ward

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