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Nutrition Today EB Member, Gordon Jensen, Appointed to the Food and Nutrition Board

Nutrition Today Editorial Board member, Gordon Jensen, MD, PhD, has been appointed to the Food and Nutrition Board, a division of the National Institutes of Medicine. The Food and Nutrition Board studies issues of national and global importance on the safety and adequacy of the US food supply; establishes principles and guidelines for good nutrition; and provides authoritative judgment on the relationships among food intake, nutrition, and health maintenance and disease prevention. Gordon is currently professor and chair at the Department of Nutritional Sciences at Pennsylvania State University. His research area includes nutritional concerns of older persons, nutrition screening for risk in elderly populations, obesity and function in older persons, and inflammation in nutrition and medicine.

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The committee, chaired by Dennis Bier, PhD, also includes new board members:


* [black small square] Fergus Clydesdale, PhD, distinguished professor and head of the Department of Food Sciences at the University of Massachusetts.


* [black small square] Susan Taylor Mayne, PhD, FACE, professor, Division of Chronic Disease Epidemiology at Yale School of Public Health.


* [black small square] Sanford A. Miller, PhD, senior fellow, Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition at University of Maryland College Park.


* [black small square] Martin A. Philbert, PhD, professor, Environmental Sciences; senior associate dean, School of Public Health at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


* [black small square] Patrick J. Stover, PhD, chair, Division of Nutritional Sciences; and director, Cornell-UNU International Program at Cornell University.



Nutrition Today Editorial Board Member, Kennedy, to Step Down as Dean at Tufts

Eileen T. Kennedy, dean of the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, has announced that she will leave her position at the end of the academic year after many years of dedicated service. After a sabbatical year spent working on research and an important global nutrition effort, she will return to the faculty at the Friedman School. Last month, the Friedman School announced that it was the recipient of a $15 million award from the US Agency for International Development to implement a Global Nutrition Collaborative Research Support Program focused on multidisciplinary research and action programs in Asia and Africa. Under Dean Kennedy's leadership, the Friedman School collaborated with the government of Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, to establish a 1-year master's degree program focused on nutrition and public health issues and challenges in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia. Editorial Board member, Lynne Ausman, PhD, RD, was named as the endowed professor established by the ruler of the Emirate, and she leads the educational efforts there. The academic excellence of the Friedman School faculty was recently recognized in the National Research Council's 2010 graduate program assessment, which found the PhD program in nutrition to be among the very best in the country. We look forward to hearing about Eileen's future contributions and to reading the book that she is planning to write next year!

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Leadership Changes in ODP

Dr Barnett (Barry) Kramer, associate director for disease prevention, National Institutes of Health (NIH), since 2001 has retired after a distinguished 24-year career. He started working as a senior investigator at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and moved to the NCI Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, first as associate director and then as the deputy director. In 2000, he was selected as the director of the Office of Medical Applications of Research, and starting in 2001 to the present, Dr Kramer has provided overall direction to the prevention research program at the NIH. Dr Paul Coates has agreed to serve as acting director of ODP, pending recruitment for that position, while continuing to serve as director of the Office of Dietary Supplements at NIH, and Dr Stephen Groft agreed to serve as acting director of the Office of the Medical Applications of Research, as well as continuing in his position as director of the Office of Rare Diseases Research.


In Memoriam

Ethan A. H. Sims, a direct descendant of Ethan Allen and a physician who was known internationally for his work in experimental obesity and diabetes, passed away on November 9, 2010. A long-time much revered and beloved professor at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Sims will be remembered not only for his teaching and path-finding obesity research but also for his community involvement. He also was an ardent sailor and supporter of music in the region, playing the clarinet in the Amateur Musicians, and a devoted husband.


Advances in Nutrition Free to ASN Members

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Active Living Research Annual Conference

February 22-24, 2011


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American Society for Nutrition (ASN) Advances and Controversies in Clinical Nutrition

February 25-27, 2011


San Francisco, California


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Functional Foods for Chronic Diseases: Science and Practice

March 15-17, 2011


University of Nevada, Las Vegas


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Experimental Biology 2011

April 9-13, 2011


Washington, District of Columbia


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32nd Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine

April 17-30, 2011


Washington, District of Columbia


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Infancy and Childhood: Biocultural Perspectives

June 8-10, 2011


Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, United Kingdom


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World Congress Prevention & Wellness 2.0 Congress

May 17-18, 2011


Los Angeles, California


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12th International Congress on Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins

August 1-5, 2011


Beijing, China


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CRN Announces New Leadership

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), a trade association representing the dietary supplement industry, announced that Jim Hamilton, president of DSM Nutritional Products, USA, Inc, has been elected chair of the association's Board of Directors. Mr Hamilton, who will hold the chairman post through 2012, succeeds Mark LeDoux, chief executive officer of Natural Alternatives International, Inc. Mr LeDoux will continue to serve on the Board as immediate past chair. The CRN Board also elected a slate of new officers to serve alongside Mr Hamilton during his 2-year term: Chair-elect-John Blair, NSA, LLC (Juice Plus+); treasurer-Ron Fugate, Alacer Corporation; and secretary-Kristen Blanchard, Nutramax Laboratories, Inc. Congratulations, all.