Mediterranean Diet = Sustainable Diet

“How food is produced and consumed has consequences for ecosystems, such as resource use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission among others. The Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) was proposed as a sustainable dietary model, due to its nutritional, environmental, economic and sociocultural dimensions. However, further evidence is needed. Thus, our objective was to evaluate the impact on[…]

Here is an appropriate way for an institution to publicly address academic misconduct by one of its professors

Researcher at Japan stem cell institute falsified nearly all images in 2017 paper In the university’s official statement, Yamanaka said: I am saddened to report that our internal investigation has concluded that a specially-appointed assistant professor at CiRA falsified and fabricated the data used in a 2017 research publication for which he was the first[…]

This question should be asked by many governments regarding science funding; not just the USA

Congress Is Demanding Answers About Why Federal Grants Are Given To Harassers In Science https://www.buzzfeed.com/azeenghorayshi/lamar-smith-investigates-sexual-harassment?utm_term=.eu41QvX9m#.xka3YGLrb (text below copied directly from link above. follow link to read full text. The text in bold is because BeCHANGE wants you to notice it. ) “On Thursday, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology asked the US Government[…]

Make replication studies ‘a normal and essential part of science,’ Dutch science academy says

BeCHANGE researchers say KUDOS! to the Dutch Science Academy Text below is copied from: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/01/make-replication-studies-normal-and-essential-part-science-dutch-science-academy-says. For full text, go to the webpage “Make replication studies ‘a normal and essential part of science,’ Dutch science academy says By Matt WarrenJan. 16, 2018 , 6:30 AM Scientists, universities, funding agencies, and journals alike should be doing much more[…]

“To prosper over time, every company must not only deliver financial performance, but also show how it makes a positive contribution to society”. (L.D. Fink, 2018)

This is about the future: copied from https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/business/dealbook/blackrock-laurence-fink-letter.html “Laurence D. Fink, founder and chief executive of the investment firm BlackRock, is going to inform business leaders that their companies need to do more than make profits — they need to contribute to society as well if they want to receive the support of BlackRock. Mr.[…]

Nathaly Aya Pastrana wins best paper award @ World Social Marketing Conference

BeCHANGE doctoral student, Ms. Nathaly Aya Pastrana, won the best student paper award at the World Social Marketing Conference 2017. Held this May in Washington DC, the WSMC brought together approximately 550 academics, practitioners, and policy-makers for mutual learning about social change. Ms. Aya Pastrana had 3 presentations at WSMC17 (2 academic research and 1[…]

Nathaly Aya Pastrana goes to Peru for field research

Ms. Nathaly Aya Pastrana, Ph.D. student of Social Marketing, joined the Center for Excellence in Chronic Diseases (CRONICAS) at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia located in Lima, Peru, to conduct qualitative research for the COHESION Project and for her Ph.D. dissertation. Nathaly is working with the COHESION project team in Lima doing field research about community[…]

APAC Forum in Sydney: Let’s talk about communication in health

Professor Suggs will lead a discussion on “Communication in healthcare: On-going lessons from the ICT revolution” at the APAC Forum in Sydney Australia, Sept 12-14. She will be joined by: Jerrill Rechter, CEO of VicHealth, Julie Leasks, Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of Sydney Prof. Jaime Miranda, Director of CRONICAS Centre of Excellence[…]