On November 18, 2022 at the open ceremony of 2022 Tennessee Academy of Science 132th meeting, Dr. Aliyar Cyrus Fouladkhah received the 2022 Distinguished Industrial Scientist Award. He is grateful to his colleagues in Tennessee Academy of Science for this nomination and the award.
On November 18, 2022, around 50 students and four Chaperons from Antioch High School returned to our university to visit the research capabilities of the Public Health Microbiology Laboratory. The Director of the laboratory, Dr. Aliyar Cyrus Fouladkhah (right in picture), made an interactive presentation for students entitled “Inspiring the New Generation of Climate Smart Scientists in Tennessee: Public Health and Food Security Under the Landscape of Changing Climate,” and explained procedures to conduct public health microbiology research studies. They additionally practiced laboratory skills in the Public Health Microbiology Program, and Plant Biotechnology Program, and interacted with our Associated Dean of Academic Affairs and Administrator of our Human Sciences department to learn about internship and educational opportunities in the institution. The event was funded by Public Health Microbiology Foundation. So wonderful to host and inspire so many future scientists again.
Dr. Aliyar would like to thank his beloved alma matter for this wonderful recognition. He also had a chance to meet many of his former friends and colleagues in Yale School of Public Health in the annual meeting of American Public Health Association at Boston in November 2022
Dr. Aliyar Cyrus Fouladkhah shared his experiences about public service and volunteering in a virtual panel on October 2022 with other regional directors of Yale Alumni Associations.
Director of the Public Health Microbiology Foundation, Dr. Aliyar Cyrus Fouladkhah, participated in the above competition. Here is his message:
I hope to be able to motivate my students and colleagues by this post. These photos and videos are from the 10K (6.2 miles) open water swimming competition I participated in yesterday, September 11, 2022, in Knoxville, in the beautiful Tennessee river.
It is possible to be a highly productive scientist and at the same time dedicate enough time and energy for health and exercise. If you have more tomorrow than yesterday, if you are approaching your golden years, or if you are reflecting on an illustrious past career, I encourage you to dedicate enough time and energy every week for physical activity. Per CDC guidelines, we would need at least 150 minutes of aerobic activities and 2 sessions of muscle training every week to maintain our health. With enough physical activity, we will have more days to come, and those days will have higher quality as well. Here is a great resource for more information about physical activity:
Please make sure you check out the dramatic finish line video, the 10K finish time was 2 H, 55 min 57.19 sec. Last time I did a 10K race, was in Lake Mead in 2013 and I finished the race in slightly over 3 hours and 12 minutes, so I was excited to get a personal best in this race. I would like to thank the organizers of 2022 Bridges to Bluffs Knoxville Open Water Competition for their outstanding job and Ms. Stacey H. for kindly and patiently taking these beautiful videos and photos.
The Director of our foundation was selected (July 2022) in an election by American Public Health Association (APHA) to serve as Food and Nutrition Section Councilor for 2022 to 2025. We look forward to supporting the activities of our beloved organization, APHA, for the next three years.
Our foundation’s director, Dr. Aliyar Cyrus Fouladkhah, was featured in USAID Monthly Highlight (June 2022) in their Eastern Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia program. Public Health Microbiology Foundation recently held a short course and consultation program in culturally-rich country of Georgia.
Recognition from Institute of Food Technologists for the director of the Public Health Microbiology Foundation, Dr. Aliyar Cyrus Fouladkhah. Our foundation is pleased to support the regional efforts of this great society.
Over 34,000 individuals interacted with a recent outreach/educational article from the Public Health Microbiology Foundation that discusses the need for laboratory and epidemiology interactions for mitigating the risk of food and waterborne infectious diseases in our changing climate. Here is the impact statement. The article could also be accessed at: https://researchoutreach.org/articles/epidemiology-laboratory-interactions-developing-resilience-future-infectious-diseases/
In honor of the World Food Safety Day, Public Health Microbiology Foundation held a USAID co-sponsored event in beautiful country of Georgia. More information about the event could be accessed under Outreach and then Global Health Programs tab of this website and also could be accessed at:
The Director of our laboratory is now serving as regional director (TN, KY, VW) of Yale Alumni Association and on May 7, 2022, organized an event in Nashville. During the day of service, 17 Yale-affiliated volunteers were kind enough to prepare nearly three pallets of supplies to be shipped to Ukraine. We would like to thank the amazing and kind-hearted volunteers and the event’s host, Project C.U.R.E., for the important work they do and for hosting the volunteers. Here are some photos from the event.
Director of the Public Health Microbiology Foundation, Dr. Aliyar Cyrus Fouladkhah, was interviewed by and quoted in a Wall Street Journal article to provide his opinion about the ongoing infant formula contaminated with Cronobacter sakazakii outbreak investigation. This popular press article could be accessed on Wall Street Journal’s main page at:
On April 23, 2022, 43 students and three Chaperons from Antioch High School came to our university to visit the research capabilities of the Public Health Microbiology Laboratory. The Director of the laboratory, Dr. Aliyar Cyrus Fouladkhah (left in picture), explained procedures to conduct public health microbiology research studies. They additionally practiced laboratory skills in the Public Health Microbiology Program, and Plant Biotechnology Program, and interacted with our Associated Dean of Academic Affairs to learn about internship and educational opportunities in the institution. The event was funded by Public Health Microbiology Foundation. So wonderful to host and inspire so many future scientists.
As of February of 2022, a recent book edited by the director of the Public Health Microbiology laboratory is a best seller on Amazon. You can obtain a free electronic copy of the book entitled “Advances in Prevention of Foodborne Pathogens of Public Health Concern During Manufacturing,” at no cost from the publication tab of our website.
The director of the Public Health Microbiology program, Dr. Aliyar Cyrus Fouladkhah, was recently featured as top three faculty researchers among 395 full-time faculty by our Division of Research and Sponsored Programs. Check out this great publication, on page 13, you can read more about our director’s recent grants and research projects.