Marilyn Magaram Center

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The Marilyn Magaram Center News are intended to showcase and feature the events and programs the Center offers and how they impact the community within and outside of CSUN.

Fall 2021 Director's Message

December 21, 2021

Dr. Besnilian

“Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected. The goal of resilience isn’t to just survive but thrive.” – Jamais Cascio 

Since 1991, the Marilyn Magaram Center (MMC) has been dedicated to its mission of enhancing and promoting health and well-being through research, education and services in food science, nutrition and dietetics, and all we have accomplished in that endeavor over the last 30 years has reached far beyond our imagination. Unfortunately, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our founder, Philip Magaram, on August 22, 2021. 

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Tower Cancer Research Foundation Workshops

December 20, 2021

Delicious Food

Tower Cancer Research Foundation’s patient support division has teamed up with the Marilyn Magaram Center’s Nutrition and Wellness Clinic to bring free monthly nutrition classes to cancer patients and survivors. The series is taught remotely via Zoom where participants are able to sign up for presentations on various evidence-based nutrition topics. The nutrition science lecture is led by Shely Salemnia, MS, RD, CLEfollowed by a cooking demonstration by Jenica Smith, MMC Project CoordinatorUC Master Gardener and the MMC’s own Andreas George recently joined the team as the Garden Coordinator, teaching participants about how they can easily grow various vegetables at homeThese workshops are being developed and presented based on the interests of the participants.   Read more

Virtual MMC Staff Retreat and Paint Party

December 16, 2021


In appreciation of our amazing staff, the MMC held a virtual staff retreat and paint party on October 6, 2021. With guidance from Lisa Ter-Minasian, artist and owner of Finding Mona Lisa, we had a wonderful opportunity to learn how to paint our own interpretations of Van Gogh’s renowned Sunflowers.  Read more

Healthy Growers Training

December 14, 2021


Enduring the COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us of the importance of building resilient communities. At the MMC Wellness Garden, we believe one of the most effective ways to do so is to educate our community in the art and science of growing our own food. The team has put a lot of work into revamping our Healthy Growers Training program, a four-week long course that covers the basics of vegetable gardening. Read more

Products and Promotions

December 13, 2021

Now Available at the CSUN Books Store!

Are you looking for a special holiday gift made with Matador pride? We invite you to shop at the Matador Bookstore, where all of the MMC products are now conveniently available for purchaseChoose from the following unique collection:  Read more


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