Ray spoke at the 2010 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), 10th Anniversary meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina on November 13, 2010. The title of his presentation was “Diet-Gene Interaction as a Nutridynamical System: Nutritional Genomics at the Edge of Chaos.” Other invited speakers included NIH director, Dr. Francis Collins, poet-author, Maya Angelou, UC Berkeley professor, Carolyn Bertozzi and Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrassie Tyson. Approximately 3200 students, faculty and educators were in attendance.
On November 23, 2010, the Center of Excellence for Nutritional Genomics signed two separate Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with the Disease Control Unit (DCU) under Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of the Government of the Peoples’ Republic of Bangladesh and the Institute of Allergy and Clinical Immunology of Bangladesh (IACIB) for the trials and collaborative work on rabies and other projects.
On October 18-20th, Global HealthShare® initiative hosted a workshop welcoming 42 nationally and internationally distinguished GHS members and invitees to a conference at the Robert Mondavi Institute at UC Davis in Davis, CA.