一、学科队伍：营养与食品卫生学系已形成了一支学风正、作风硬颇具实力的教学科研团队。目前本系有教师16人（北京市CDC 8人）；教授 3（2）人、副教授 4（2）人、讲师 6（2）人，高级实验师1（1）人、实验师2人（1）；教师中博士7人（1）、硕士6人（5）、学士3（2）人，其中学术带头人1人，骨干教师2人，拔尖人才1人；导师队伍逐渐壮大，其中博士生导师1人，硕士生导师4（2）人；同时，聘请了兼职教授1人，国内名师1人，并不定期邀请著名营养与食品卫生学教授前来进行学术交流与讲座。
三、科研工作：积极开展课题申报、学位点申报和学术团队的建设工作，现已形成具有特色的 3 个研究方向：
经过近几年的建设，学系建立了分子营养学、机能研究、污染物检测和细胞培养实验室；可从事从基因、细胞到组织器官水平的一系列研究。自2004年以来，在全系老师的共同努力下，主持或参与国家、省市级、校级科研课题近30 余项，其中，国家科技部“十五”重大专项 4 项（市CDC 3）、国家“863”项目3项（市CDC 1）、主持国家自然科学基金项目8项、卫生部基金5 项、北京市自然科学基金6项、北京市教委、科委科研基金4项（市CDC 1）、校级科研基金5项，获中国营养学会和北京市卫生局科研项目4 项（市CDC 4），其他来源的课题2项（市CDC 1）。作为通讯作者、第一作者或联合作者在国内外学术期刊上发表科研论文百余篇，其中SCI 收录论文近30篇。
Introduction of Nutrition and Food Hygiene Department
Nutrition and Food Hygiene is a discipline to study the science relating to human being nutrition and food security. As one branch of Prevention Medicine Science, the science of Nutrition and Food Hygiene refer to various theoretical and practical research fields, including basic nutrition, public nutrition, molecular nutrition, food toxicology, food safety and hygiene chemistry.
The precursor of Nutrition and Food Hygiene Department was established as one section of the Department of Hygiene in 1988. Following the Preventive Medicine and Clinical Nutrition Department, in 2006, the Nutrition and Food Hygiene Department was further separated from the Department of Hygiene and updated to the current Department. As a part of the current department, the Beijing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Beijing CDC) was the cooperation organization. Under the direction and assistant of the School of Public Health, the department functional system including teaching program, scientific research, faculty and department administration was established. Also, in 2006, Nutrition and Food Hygiene department was authorized as the Master Academic Degree conferring unit; in 2007, the department was present in the list of the key constructive discipline of Beijing；and in 2009, the department was authorized as the Master of Public Health Degree conferring unit.
To date, a completed teaching and researching team was already established in the department. Totally, there are 16 faculties (8 from Beijing CDC) including 3 (2) professor, 4 (2) associated professor, 6 (2) lectures, 1 (1) senior experimental instructors and 2 (1) junior experimental instructors. Half of the staffs already got Doctor or Master Degree including 7(1) faculty with PhD degree, 6(5) with master degree and 3(2) with bachelor degree. Currently, there are 1 PhD supervisor, 4(2) postgraduate supervisors and 1 part-time professor. Every year, several famous nutritional professors from other universities were invited to our department for academic communication.
Our department provides variety nutritional curriculums for the students including undergraduates majoring in preventive medicine or clinical medicine, postgraduates, adult amateurs and international students. The theoretical courses associated with nutriology and food hygiene were provided, and total together, 12 different nutrition and food hygiene courses are available for all the students’ choices.
Every semester, required courses and elective courses were offered, and the students can make their own choice according to their interesting. The required courses we provided include Nutrition and Food Hygiene, Preventive Medicine, Community Prevention, Public Health and Special Nutriology English for undergraduate students. Public Nutrition and Health as elective course was set for the undergraduate students. For postgraduates, we provided various courses range from The Advance in Disease Molecular Nutrition, Disease Molecular Nutrition, and/or Advance in Food Safety. Bilingual and Professional Nutriology English lessons were also provided for the undergraduate and postgraduate students respectively. For international students, Preventive medicine and Human Nutrition and Disease were provided in English.
Teaching reform and outstanding course construction were also curried out in our department by the revising and perfecting of teaching program. In 2007, Nutrition and Food Hygiene course was award of the exquisite courses of Capital Medical University.
Since the establishment of the department, as chief editor or co-editors, we participated in the composing work of nutrition relative programming Textbooks. Under the team work of the whole department, we hold the National further education program “Senior Workshop for Nutrition and Health of Medium-elder Population” successfully in November of 2006. By doing this, we enhanced the prosperity and influence of our department nationality.
Our research is focus on the studying and solution exploring of the nutrition relative problems with the terminal goal to promote human health. Lab work, (including molecular biology techniques, animal studies), clinical biological sample examination, large scale prospective epidemiology nutrition survey and population-based intervention trials were curried out to provide the basic data and scientific supports for the nutrition-guide-making to general population. Nowadays, there are 3 scientific research fields:
1.Molecular nutrition of disease: Mainly using molecular biology techniques, animal studies, and human being intervention trials to explore the possible therapeutic mechanism of nutrition and the effects of diet and nutrition in the prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative disease, cardiovascular disease, cancer and obesity. One major research direction of our department is about the diet intervention trail of neurodegenerative disease. By fully use of the research resources from the affinity hospitals and national key experimental lab of neurobiology department of Capital Medical University, we got great achievement in the construction of experimental animal model, human being nutrition intervention tails, and pathogenesis mechanism exploring of neurodegenerative disease. A complete and advanced research system and platform have been established and all the results and achievements got the affirmation and caused the extensive attention national widely. Up to date, we got totally more than 10 National or Municipal-funded scientific research projects.
2.Hazard analysis and poisons investigation: Food security investigation is also within our research scope. Routine chemical detecting methods and high level analyzing technologies were applied to analyze the hazard and poisons existing in foods. These analysis and investigation work realize the efficient utilization of nutrition and food hygiene theoretical knowledge into practice. Currently, systemic simultaneously analysis and identification methods of hormones, β-receptor agonist, achromycin and quinoiones resided in food samples have been established. This simultaneous analysis and identification techniques ranks the top place within the relative analysis techniques.
3. Clinical Nutrition: Clinical Nutriton is a field concerned with the study of nutrtion support of chronic dieases, mainly focus on: ① nutrition therapy of chronic severe hepatitis and the establishment of nutrtion therapy and support program. evaluting systme. ② The metabolic condition evalutation of chronic severe hepatitis, hepatocirrhosis and hepatitis B. ③ Nutrtional condition evalutaion of patients with acute hepatitis, chronic heptatis and hepatocirrhosis. Up to date, several scientific research articles were published in international top journals including British Journal of Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition and Journal of Chromatography A. Totally, more than 11 national and municipal-funded scientific research projects have been successfully applied in this field with about 4 million RMB research funds.
Under the teamwork of the whole department, great improvement had been achieved within scientific research, teaching and team construction.
To date, the department equipped with instruments serving for the scientific research including molecular nutriological lab, function research lab, pollutant detection lab and cell culture lab. Since 2004, we have got 30 more grants from National Science Foundation and other organizations, such as National Science Foundation of China, Ph.D. Program Foundation of Ministry of Education of China, the National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (863 program), the national science & technology pillar program during the eleventh five-year plan period, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Health, Science Research Foundation by Beijing Municipal Commission of Education, Science Research Foundation by the Capital Medical University etc. Up to now, as the first author or co-authors, there are more than 30 scientific research articles published in international top journals.
The department enrolls students wishing to achieve the highest degree (PhD or MS) of nutrition and food hygiene, also, we are responsible for the teaching and culturing work of the PhD or MS candidates majoring in Nutrition, Food Hygiene and Nutriton Epidemiology. Every year, there are about 4 postgraduated candidates and 1 PhD candidate were enrolled. Also, we are planing to enroll students wishing to get MPH degree in the coming years.
5. Cooperation and Exchange:
In order to enhance the coopertation and teaching level, the facuties from the department were sent to CDC or oversea universities to study advanced scientific technology, teaching experience and education administration model annually. Also, the teachers of the department attend the international academic conference to make academic exchange.
6. Development program:
The future development of our department mainly focus on the perfecting of team work and enhancing the teaching quality and the scientific research level, and ultimately building our department into an outstanding preventive discipline in the future. The concrete development program is as follow:
By emphasizing on the import of academic leaders and paying more attention to the culture of new coming faculties to enhance cooperation of the academic team; completing the application of Ph.D. degree conferring unit and constructing a integrated culture system range from postgraduate to Ph.D. candidate; perfecting the lab construction and systemizing lab administration; impelling the teaching reform, enhancing the bilingual teaching level and applying exquisite course of Beijing municipal successfully; further solidifying scientific research system, emphasizing the combination of basic research with practical utilization; applying more grants from national organization including cooperation grants; increasing the number and quality of the publication; trying best to establish a academic team with creativities and special feature. High quality teaching, high level academic research, superordinary teaching and researching atmosphere were the always guidance followed and kept by all the faculties. Under the team work and collaboration, we will build our department a firenew Nutrition and Food Hygiene department.