2012 Pew biomedical scholar Aimee Shen is looking for ways to disable the bacteria Clostridium difficile, which contribute to 14,000 deaths linked to diarrheal illnesses in the U.S. every year, according to the CDC.
Nutrition standards for school meals were last updated in January 2012—the first update since 1995. As a result, students are seeing more fruits, vegetables and whole grains on the menu, as well as less saturated fat and sodium.
After losing his father, a World War II veteran who died from complications from Listeria, Paul F. Schwarz is now a tireless advocate for food safety. Here’s his story about his dad and the foodborne illness that took his life.
Julia A. Moore, Director, Research
2012 Pew Biomedical Scholar Kathryn E. Wellen, Ph.D and 1994 Pew Biomedical Scholar Gary H. Gibbons, M.D. discuss the impact that being a Pew Biomedical Scholar has had on their lives and careers.