EAM Program in Human Nutrition
Dr. Ethel Austin Martin
Dr. Ethel Austin Martin, a distinguished nutritionist, was instrumental
in developing research grant programs, instituting nutrition conferences,
founding journals, and writing several nutrition textbooks.
- Graduated from SDSU in 1916
- Did graduate work at Columbia University and the University of Chicago
- Joined the National Dairy Council in 1929 and served as Director of Nutrition Services
- Established an endowment at SDSU
The purpose of the E.A. Martin Program in Nutrition is to:
- Advance knowledge in the science of human nutrition through a multidisciplinary approach, including both research projects and educational programs
- Encourage practical applications in improving human health
- Offer professional enrichment in nutrition for all students, faculty, and staff at SDSU
The E.A. Martin Program advances nutrition knowledge with these campus activities:
- Active research projects take place within and often extend beyond the program, collaborating with other investigators from SDSU and the region (see Research).
- E.A. Martin Distinguished Lecture is a long-standing tradition at SDSU, bringing in world-renowned speakers in the field of human nutrition (see Lectures and Seminars)