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Chwang President of Asian Dietitians

Leh-Chii Chwang, DrPH, RD, of Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, and a member of Nutrition Today 's Editorial Advisory Board, was recently named Honorary President of the Asian Federation of Dietitians Association. She recently returned from the 3rd Asian Congress of Dietetics (ACD) in Malaysia.


Medallion Award Winners

The American Dietetic Association (ADA) recently announced eight winners of the prestigious Medallion Award for 2002. The Medallion Awards honor individuals who have shown dedication to the highest standards of the dietetics profession. Congratulations to Deborah Canter, PhD, RD, LD, Kansas State University; Johanna Dwyer, DSc, RD, Tufts University and the Agricultural Research Service, US Department of Agriculture; Barbara Emison Gaffield, MS, RD; Carol Ireton-Jones, PhD, RD, LD, CNSD, FACN, Dallas, Tex; Lorraine Matthews, MS, RD, Philadelphia Department of Public Health; Colleen Matthys, RD, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, Wash; Maria Museler, MS, RD, Smyrna, Ga; and Judy Ford Stokes, RD, LD, FCSI.


Bogle Receives Copher Award

Margaret Bogle, PhD, RD, Executive Director of the Lower Mississippi Delta Nutrition Intervention Research Initiative with the US Department of Agriculture, was recently named the 2002 recipient of the Marjorie Hulsizer Copher Award, the American Dietetic Association's (ADA's) highest honor. An ADA member since 1958, Bogle is a published writer, frequent lecturer, and recipient of numerous awards in dietetics. Associate Professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Bogle was instrumental in the success of the Arkansas Dietetic Licensure law. She received her doctorate in nutrition science from Texas Woman's University. Congratulations, Dr Bogle!


New Institute of Medicine Appointees

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and National Research Council recently elected 65 outstanding scientists to its honored ranks. IOM scientists consult on research of national significance, such as the recent key Dietary Reference Intakes for Energy, Carbohydrate, Fiber, Fat, Fatty Acids, Cholesterol, Protein, and Amino Acids. Among new members, congratulations to Robert E. Black, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins University; Richard G.A. Feacham, PhD, DSc, Geneva, Switzerland; Gerald T. Keusch, MD, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Md; Reynaldo Martorell, PhD, Emory University; Alan M. Spiegel, MD, NIH; and Gro H. Brundtland, MD, MPH, World Health Organization.


AICR Awarded Presidents' Circle

The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) recently received the American Dietetic Association's (ADA)'s prestigious Presidents' Circle Nutrition Education Award for 2002 for its broad and effective nutrition education programs and specifically its innovative "New American Plate" campaign. For more on the AICR and its materials, visit or call 800-843-8114.


Go With the Grain Awards

General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition announces its "Go With the Grain" Distinction Awards, 3 awards totaling $10,000, that recognize nutrition educators who use "Go With the Grain" educational materials to promote consumption of at least 3 daily servings of whole grains. For more information and applications, visit and click on "Nutrition News and Nutrition Kits," or contact Penelope Clark, MS, RD, Awards Coordinator, at 212-595-1321. Application deadline is March 1, 2003.


Sanchez Wins World Food Prize

Dr Pedro Sanchez, a soil expert who has used his knowledge to fight hunger worldwide, is the 2002 World Food Prize Laureate. A native of Cuba, Sanchez helped Peru achieve self-sufficiency in rice production within 3 years and led similar efforts in Africa and Southeast Asia. The award recognizes his "contributions to reducing hunger and malnutrition throughout the developing world by transforming depleted tropical soils into productive agricultural lands."


Grusak Scientist of the Year

Michael A. Grusak, PhD, Houston, Tex, was recently awarded one of the 2002 Agricultural Research Service Research Scientists of the Year Award. His award recognizes his role in plant physiology research to enhance the nutritional quality of food crops and leadership in promoting interdisciplinary research between plant and human nutritional scientists.


Kit Clark Award to Joseph Carlin

Congratulations to Nutrition Today editorial board member Joseph Carlin, MS, RD, FADA, who recently received the Kit Clark Award for 2002 from the Massachusetts Association of Elderly Nutrition Programs. Mr Carlin is Regional Nutrition Specialist at the Administration on Aging, USDHHS, in Boston, Mass, and President of the Food Heritage Press. Congratulations, Joe!


Books and Media Received

Countering Agricultural Bioterrorism, by the National Research Council. $39 plus shipping and handling. Available from the National Academy Press, telephone: 202-334-3313 or 800-624-6242 or For press copies call 202-334-2138 or e-mail


Health, United States, 2002: With Chartbook on Trends in the Health of Americans, by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. For information visit


Dietary Options for Cancer Survivors: A Guide to Research on Foods, Food Substances, Herbals, and Dietary Regimens that May Affect Cancer, by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR). Washington, DC: AICR, 2002; ISBN 0-9722522-0-7. $12.00 plus shipping and handling. Order from AICR, http://www.aicr. org; telephone: 800-843-8114 Ext 75; or write AICR, 1759 R St NW, Washington, DC 20009.


Essentials of Nutrition. 2nd ed. By Jim Mann and A. Stewart Truswell. New York: Oxford University Press; 2002. ISBN: 0-1985086-1-1. 662 pages pb.


A Physician's Guide to Nutrition in Chronic Disease Management for Older Adults, by the Nutrition Screening Initiative. Now available in PDA format for downloading onto a palm equivalent. Visit Also available as a PDF file and on CD-ROM. For more information, contact Liz Ireland at or fax 202-338-2334.



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 oldways@oldwayspt. org, or Web:


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 more information visit or telephone 703-925-9455.


April 10-12, 2003. A Celebration of Food and Science on the Italian Riviera, the 25th Anniversary of the American Overseas Dietetic Association (AODA). For information visit or e-mail


April 26-29, 2003. Community-Campus Partnerships for Health. 7th Annual Conference. San Diego, Calif. For information write CCPH, UCSF, Box 1242, San Francisco, CA 94143; visit; or call 415-476-7081.


July 10-12, 2003. International Academy of Nutrition and Aging (IANA), 2nd International Meeting. Sheraton Old Town Hotel, Albuquerque, NM. For information and registration visit or write University of New Mexico Continuing Medical Education, Med. Bldg. 2, Room 101, Albuquerque, NM 87131-5126; telephone: 505-272-3942; fax: 505-272-8604; e-mail:


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



The United States Pharmacopeia (USP), a nongovernment organization that works to ensure the quality of medicines and other healthcare technologies by establishing state-of-the-art standards that are recognized worldwide, recently unveiled its Dietary Supplement Verification Program (DSVP) certification mark. The mark may be displayed on products that meet USP's rigorous standards and helps to assure the public that a product (1) contains the ingredients listed on the label, (2) is in the amount or strength stated on the label, (3) complies with contaminant limits, and (4) complies with "good manufacturing practices" proposed by both USP and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).



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