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  1. CFI Spotlight: Ashley Cellar - Project Manager of Operations, Partnerships, and Learning

    Dec 7, 2022

    Today we are giving the long awaited, formal introduction of the Project Manager of Operations, Partnerships, and Learning here at the Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention, Ashley Cellar! Ashley has been instrumental to the CFI Team for the past three years and with her unparalleled vigor has demonstrated unmatched management, administrative and organizational expertise. Engaging collaborators, coordinating event logistics, managing the communications team and implementing policies for the center. We are pleased to be able to recognize the positive and lasting impacts Ashley has made in the role of Project Manager of Operations, Partnerships, and Learning at CFI.

  2. Become a CFI Ambassador - 2022 Giving Campaign

    Dec 6, 2022

    We are inviting you to be ambassadors of our campaign, to champion our cause and share the personalized link that we give you with your personal networks. As a CFI Ambassador, you will get a referral link to share with your family, friends and followers, plus you'll be able to track your impact for CFI. Becoming a CFI Ambassador is easy - just click on the Ambassador button and sign up! 

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  3. CFI Student Researchers at an IAFP Conference Event

    Our 2022 Giving Campaign and the Students of CFI

    Dec 2, 2022

    We are only getting started and our fundraiser is already off to a superb start! And this is only the first week. Join us throughout the month of December in supporting the Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention's 2022 Giving Campaign! Every dollar given will make an impact, and together we can and will make a difference. Link to GIVE:    

    Your donations help CFI engage students in a wide array of projects and academic research opportunities. Currently, we have 11 students involved in our work here at the center - four are pursuing doctorates in Food Science, two are working on their Master of Public Health, one is working on a dual degree in Master of Public Health and Food Science, and four are undergraduates pursuing degrees in Food Science and Computer Science. This year alone, we have been graced with APE students, graphic designers, volunteers, reigstered dietician nutritionists, and PhD students who have gone on to successfully defend their dissertations.

Featured Blog

By: Tracy Turner

Photo: Getty Images

I’m buying a frozen turkey this week to serve for Thanksgiving this year. What’s the best way to thaw it?

With the traditional holiday just days away, if you’ve purchased a frozen turkey, the time to think about how to defrost it is now. Depending on how large your frozen bird is, it could take up to six days to safely defrost it in a refrigerator.

There are three safe ways to thaw a frozen turkey: in the refrigerator, in a container of cold water, or in a microwave.