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Nutrition Today Welcomes New Editorial Board Members

Nutrition Today is pleased to welcome 4 new Editorial Advisory Board members, Gordon Jensen, MD, PhD; Ailsa Welch, PhD, SRD R.PHNutr; Nicola McKeown, PhD, FDAA; and Joanne Guthrie, MPH, RD. Each brings wonderful experience in his or her field to the journal.

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Gordon Jensen is the head of the Department of Nutritional Sciences in the College of Health and Human Development at Pennsylvania and a leader in clinical nutrition. His research focuses on geriatric nutrition concerns, including obesity in older adults and nutrition assessment and nutritional status in elderly populations. He treats patients who experience severe weight loss, anorexia, pancreatitis, bowel obstruction, and other intestinal disorders. Jensen is immediate past president of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition and is an active member of the American Society for Clinical Nutrition and the American Society for Nutritional Sciences. Jensen received his PhD from Cornell University and his MD from Cornell University Medical College. He completed his residency training in internal medicine and his fellowship training in nutrition at New England Deaconess Hospital.


Dr Ailsa Welch is a lecturer in nutritional epidemiology in the School of Medicine at the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom. Previously, she was a key researcher in the EPIC-Norfolk (European Prospective Investigations Into Cancer and Nutrition) and EPIC-Europe studies of diet, cancer, and other chronic diseases for 15 years at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. Her research interests are fish intake and n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, osteoporosis and nutrition, dietary intakes, surveys and methodologies, measurement error, acid-base balance, and public health interventions. She has published more than 140 peer-reviewed articles. She is a member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) Research Committee and was chair of the committee and a member of the BDA Council between 2007 and 2008. She is group leader of the Norfolk and Suffolk Metabolic and Endocrine Specialty Group of the Comprehensive Local Research Network, a member of the National Metabolic and Endocrine Specialty Group, and a member of the European micronutrient Recommendations Aligned network for development of evidence-based recommendations for European Micronutrient Dietary Guidelines.


Nicola McKeown is a scientist in the Nutritional Epidemiology Department at the Jean Mayer US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University and an assistant professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. Her research efforts focus on the role of dietary carbohydrates and lifestyle factors in the development of insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes. She is particularly interested in the health benefits of whole grains and the use of biomarkers (ie, alkylresorcinols as a biomarker of whole grains) to validate dietary intakes in observational studies. Nicola received a bachelor of science in nutrition degree from the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland and a doctorate in nutritional epidemiology from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.


Joanne F. Guthrie is assistant deputy director for nutrition in the Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Program at Economic Research Services (ERS). In that position, she oversees ERS research and evaluation studies with a special focus on USDA child nutrition programs and on nutrition education provided through food assistance programs (such as Food Stamp Nutrition Education). She is also ERS' representative to the USDA's Human Nutrition Coordinating Committee and Dietary Guidance Working Group. Her research interests are assessment of dietary intake and the factors that influence it, and nutrition education research and evaluation. Joanne previously worked with the US Food and Drug Administration and at several USDA agencies, including the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, Human Nutrition Information Service, and the Agricultural Research Service. She is a former Peace Corps Volunteer Nutritionist and National Health Service Corps Nutritionist. Welcome aboard Gordon, Ailsa, Nicola, and Joanne!


New Look for Nutrition Today

We hope that you like Nutrition Today's facelift for 2009, which includes topical covers featuring special articles in each issue. More cosmetic changes will follow in the coming months. However, thanks to our authors and reviewers, the high quality of Nutrition Today's content will remain!


Food and Nutrition Board Elects New Members

The Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, recently elected the following members:


[black small square] Dennis M. Bier, MD (chair), Children's Nutrition Research Center, Houston, Texas


[black small square] Michael P. Doyle, PhD (vice chair), Center for Food Safety, University of Georgia, Griffin


[black small square] Diane Birt, PhD, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Iowa State University, Ames


[black small square] Yvonne Bronner, DPH, School of Public Health and Policy, Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland


[black small square] Fergus M. Clydesdale, PhD, Department of Food Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst


[black small square] Richard J. Deckelbaum, MD, PhD, Institute of Human Nutrition, Columbia University Medical Center, New York City, New York


[black small square] Gordon L. Jensen, MD, PhD, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, University Park


[black small square] Reynaldo Martorell, PhD, Department of Global Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia


[black small square] Susan T. Mayne, PhD, Division of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut


[black small square] Sanford A. Miller, PhD, Center for Food, Nutrition, and Agriculture Policy, University of Maryland, College Park


[black small square] J. Glenn Morris Jr, PhD, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore


[black small square] Suzanne P. Murphy, PhD, RD, Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, University of Hawaii, Honolulu


[black small square] Jose M. Ordovas, PhD, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts


[black small square] Martin A. Philbert, PhD, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


[black small square] Jim E. Riviere, PhD, Center for Chemical Toxicology Research and Pharmacokinetics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh


[black small square] Patrick J. Stover, Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York


[black small square] Walter C. Willett, Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts



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The number of members changes slightly from time to time. Each member serves up to a 3-year term, and approximately one-third of the members are replaced each year. Congratulations to the new members!



Clinical Nutrition Week

January 29-February 4, 2009


Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, Los Angeles


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America Dietetic Association's Public Policy Workshop

February 9-11, 2009


Washington, District of Columbia


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2009 Active Living Research Annual Conference, "Active Communities for Youth and Families: Creating Momentum for Change"

February 18-20, 2009


San Diego, California


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Joint Conference-49th Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention and Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Metabolism

March 10-14, 2009


Palm Harbor, Florida


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National Kidney Foundation 2009 Spring Clinical Meetings

March 25-29, 2009


Nashville, Tennessee


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5th International Symposium on Diabetes and Pregnancy

March 26-28, 2009


Sorrento, Italy


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3rd International Congress on Prediabetes and the Metabolic Syndrome

April 1-4, 2009


Nice-Acropolis, Nice, France


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33rd National Nutrient Databank Conference: Innovations in Food Composition and Nutrition Research: A Global Perspective

April 17, 2009 (1 day)


New Orleans, Louisiana


Experimental Biology

April 18-22, 2009


New Orleans, Louisiana


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The American Overseas Dietetic Association Conference 2009

April 23-25, 2009


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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11th International Congress on Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins

August 3-7, 2009


Vienna, Austria


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