Marqueta C. Huyck Lecture Series

Marqueta C. Huyck
Professor of nutrition and food science

Our annual Marqueta C. Huyck Lecture is named in honor of Professor Marqueta Huyck, a professor of nutrition in the department for many years in the early days of the department.

She was a pioneer educator who cared greatly for her students when at that time many female students were trying to break into the profession of dietetics. She was credited for getting graduates of the program entering into hospitals and other workplaces.

As a colleague, she was the best one that anyone could ask for, always willing to help, and clearly, a generous one, as evidenced from her bestowment of this lecture in nutrition series so that the professionals and the general public can learn the most current nutrition knowledge and breakthroughs.

The Symposium includes speakers from across the world and is streamed live to the web. For information on the next lecture contact the department or Debra Zebari,


Past lectures

2013: Food additives, Dietary Supplements, Food contact substances: Regulatory Strategies and the role of the FDA

Keynote speaker: Njwen Anyangwe, Ph.D.

2012: Fictional or Functional? Are there benefits to using functional foods?

Keynote speakers:

  • Dr. John Finley, professor, and head, Department of Food Science, Louisiana State University
  • Dr. Geoffrey A. Cordell, professor Emeritus, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago

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2010: Childhood Obesity: Threats and Opportunities

Keynote speaker: Dr. William Dietz, Director of the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2008: Unlocking the Mystery of Extending Life span: Is Diet the Key?

Keynote speakers:

  • Steven Austad, Ph.D., Professor of Cellular and Structural Biology at the BarshopInstitute for Longevity and Aging Studies at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • James F. Nelson, Ph.D., Professor of Physiology at the BarshopInstitute for Longevity and Aging Studies at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
  • Peter A. Lichtenberg, Ph.D., Director of the Institute of Gerontology and Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience & Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Wayne State University

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2006: Functional Foods, Health and You

Keynote speaker: John A. Milner, Ph.D., Chief, Nutritional Science Research Group, Division of Cancer Prevention, National Institutes of Health

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