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Klevay Receives Medal

Leslie M. Klevay, PhD, MD, of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Human Nutrition Research Center at Grand Forks, ND, received the Klaus Schwartz Commemorative medal sponsored by the International Association of Bioinorganic Scientists for discovering new biochemistry and physiology of copper. Dr Klevay was also named a Fellow of the American Society for Nutritional Sciences for discoveries with sufficient impact to merit a biography published in the book on "Founders of Nutrition Science."


Agriculture Honor Awards

Congratulations to winners of the 2002 Secretary of Agriculture's Honor Awards, including the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute at the University of Missouri, led by Dr Abner W. Womack with experts from Iowa State University and Cooperative State Research Education and Extension Service, Columbus, Mo. The group developed better models for helping Congress make decisions about agricultural policies. One of the Honor Awards Committee members was Barbara Schneeman, PhD, of the University of California at Davis, who continues to serve as President of the Damon Foundation.


Vernon Young Joins Nestle Board

Nutrition Today board member and esteemed nutrition scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Vernon Young, PhD, was recently voted a member of the Board of Directors of Nestle S.A. Nestle is not only Switzerland's largest industrial company but also the world's largest food company. Congratulations, Dr Young!


In Memoriam: Walter Mertz, MD

Walter Mertz, MD, a distinguished scientist who served as Director of the USDA's Agricultural Research Service's Human Nutrition Research Center at Beltsville, Md, for several years, died in June 2002. Dr Mertz, a member of the National Academy of Sciences who first joined the National Institutes of Health as a research fellow in 1953, was the first, with Dr Kenneth Schwartz, to report that chromium was essential as a trace element to make insulin work effectively and published one of the first reports to associate diet with human cancers. Author of more than 200 research papers, Dr Mertz was associate editor of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.


Nutrition Today Board Member Korean Home Economics President

Hee Young Paik, DSc, of the Department of Food and Nutrition at the College of Human Ecology, Seoul National University, Korea, and a Nutrition Today editorial board member, was recently elected President of the Korean Home Economics Association. Congratulations, Hee Young!


Suttie Receives Research Award

John W. Suttie, PhD, Katherine Berns Van Donk Steenbock Professor in Nutrition at the University of Wisconsin-Madison recently received the 2002 Bristol-Myers Squibb/Mead Johnson Award for Distinguished Achievement in Nutrition Research.


SINR Appoints Officers

The Society for International Nutrition Research's (SINR's) recently elected officers include Rebecca Stoltzfus, President-Elect; Linda Adair, Secretary-Treasurer; and Grace Marquis, Barry Popkin, and Salvador Villalpando, members of the Executive Council.


Inglett Joins ARS Hall of Fame

Dr George Inglett, Agricultural Research Service, USDA, of Peoria, Ill, was recently inducted into the Agricultural Research Service's "Hall of Fame" at the US National Arboretum in Washington, DC. Dr Inglett is recognized for his role in the development of novel patented nutraceutical ingredients, including Oatrim and Nutrim, which have had a sustained and beneficial effect on the American diet.



October 17-20, 2002. Women Influencing Cuisines and Cultures. Les Dames d'Escoffier International 2002 Annual Conference, San Antonio, Tex. For information contact Les Dames d'Escoffier International, PO Box 2962, Reston, VA 20195-0103; fax: 502-456-1821; e-mail: [email protected].


October 19-22, 2002. Food and Nutrition Conference and Exhibition. 85th Annual Meeting of the American Dietetic Association, Philadelphia, Pa. For information visit or call 800-877-1600.


October 20-23, 2002. Wine and Health International Congress, Crown Plaza Hotel, Santiago, Chile. For information contact the Congress Secretariat at telephone: (56-2) 274-6714; fax (56-2) 274-2789; or e-mail [email protected].


October 21-22, 2002. Phytochemicals: Mechanisms of Action. 4th International Phytochemical Conference. Kellogg West Conference Center, California State Polytechnic University (CSPU), Pomona, Calif. To register contact Dr Mark Meskin, Program Chair, Department Human Nutrition & Food Science, CSPU, telephone: 909-868-2226; fax: 909-868-5078; e-mail: [email protected].


October 22, 2002. Health Care Communication: A Key to Quality. National Conference. National Academy of Science, 2100 C St, NW, Washington, DC. For information fax 215-351-2612 or visit


October 24-25, 2002. Global Water Insecurity. The World Food Prize International Symposium. Downtown Marriott Hotel, Des Moines, Iowa: For information contact the World Food Prize Foundation, telephone: 515-245-3783; fax: 515-245-3785; e-mail: [email protected].


November 3-5, 2002. Enhancing the Safety of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition in Modern Medicine. Royal Sonesta Hotel, Cambridge, Mass: Registration info: contact Harvard Med-CME, PO Box 825, Boston, MA 02117-0825; telephone: 617-384-8600 or e-mail [email protected].


November 9-13, 2002. Putting the Public Back into Public Health. The American Public Health Association 130th Annual Meeting and Exposition, Philadelphia, Pa. For registration and information telephone 514-228-3009, e-mail: [email protected], or visit:


November 18-21, 2002. Pests and Diseases 2002. British Crop Protection Council Conference. Brighton, UK: For information telephone (44) (0) 1252-733-072, e-mail [email protected], or visit


November 29-December 1, 2002. Conference on Social Determinants of Health. For information e-mail [email protected] or visit


January 12-14, 2003. Mediterranean Diet Pyramid 10th Anniversary Conference, Boston, Mass. For more information contact Oldways Preservation & Exchange Trust, 266 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02116; telephone: 617-421-5500; fax: 617-421-5511; e-mail: [email protected]; or visit


February 19-21, 2003. Gateway to Lifelong Health: The Community Connection. 17th National Conference on Chronic Disease Prevention and Control. Millennium Hotel, St. Louis, Mo: For more information telephone 301-588-6000 or visit


February 24-26, 2003. Nutrition Connections: People, Programs, & Science. The First Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) National Nutrition Education Conference. Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC: For information visit http://www. or telephone 703-925-9455.


July 20-24, 2003. A Sensory Revolution: The 5th Pangborn Sensory Science Symposium. Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Boston, Mass. Abstract deadline is January 31, 2003. For more information e-mail: [email protected]; fax: (44) (0) 1865-843958; or visit:


Books and Media Received

Bright Future in Practice: Nutrition, 2nd ed, and Pocket Guide, by Mary Story, PhD, RD; Katrina Holt, MPH, MS, RD; and Denise Sofka, MPH, RD, eds. Arlington, Va: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health; 2002. 292 pp, spiral bound ppb. ISBN: 1-57285-071-X. To purchase contact Bright Futures Distribution Center, c/o Rockville Mailing Service, Department B, 751 East Guide Dr, Rockville, MD 20850-1356; telephone 301-279-8890.


Obesity and Weight Management in Primary Care, by Colin Waine. Oxford: Blackwell; 2002. 118 pp hb. $29.95. ISBN: 0-632-06514-1.


The Facts about Grilling and The New American Plate: Veggies: Recipes for a Healthy Weight and a Healthy Life, new pamphlets available from the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), 1759 R St, NW, PO Box 97167, Washington, DC 20090-7167; telephone: 800-843-8114.


Increasing Physical Activity Through Community Design, 48-page guide from the National Center for Bicycling and Walking (NCBW), available in PDF format; for a print copy call 202-463-6622.


Wanted: Managing Editor for Nutrition Today

We bid a fond adieu to Dr Susan Holman, our managing editor, who will be leaving Nutrition Today to pursue her academic career. We invite applications from colleagues in the greater Boston area. The position is part-time (approximately 15 hours a week) and offers a flexible schedule, in your home office. Requirements: a master's degree in nutrition, communications, or a related field; an RD; and the ability to work independently. Editing experience strongly preferred. The managing editor is responsible for all details of manuscripts, from first drafts to final publication, including consultation with editor on manuscripts solicited and received, reviewers, suggestions for authors, and issue content. Interested applicants should send a CV, a cover letter, and writing sample to Johanna Dwyer, DSc, RD, Editor, Nutrition Today, c/o Frances Stern Nutrition Center, Tufts-New England Medical Center, 750 Washington St, Box 783, Boston, MA 02111.



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