The Institute Of Human Nutrition

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Alumni Donations

The Institute of Human Nutrition provides outstanding academic and professional degree programs in human nutrition and conducts basic science research on the role of nutrition in human health. The Institute’s educational outreach extends to projects and special contracts, symposia and other initiatives for health practitioners, policy-makers, educators, and individuals to advance understanding about the importance of nutrition for individuals and populations worldwide.

How your support for the Institute of Human Nutrition Annual Fund helps advance our mission
A gift to the Nutrition Annual Fund helps fund a range of opportunities, from scholarships and alumni activities to research and innovative programs to disseminate important nutrition and health messages to communities worldwide. The cumulative effect of individual gifts can make a significant difference. Together, our many gifts work toward one goal – to sustain the Institute and its programs for many generations to come!


You can make a donation by:
Calling IHN Administrative Manager Erin Paxson, MS at the Institute of Human Nutrition, (212) 305-4808 or via email at 


Or send your donation via US Mail. Please make checks payable to the Institute of Human Nutrition, indicate your year of graduation, and use the form (click the link to open).  Gift by mail form 

Columbia University Medical Center
c/o Erin Paxson
Institute of Human Nutrition
630 West 168th Street
PH 15 East - Room 1512
New York, NY 10032


To find out about gift planning and including the IHN in your estate planning, please email us at or call us at 212-305-4808.

Thank you for joining us in advancing nutrition science and education to improve health

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MS Alumni Contact

Sharon Akabas, Ph.D.
Associate Director of Educational Initiative
Director, MS in Nutrition Program
(212) 305-4808

NMB Alumni Contact

Sara Sternglass
Communications and Development Officer
(212) 305-4808