Carolyn D. Berdanier is a professor emerita, nutrition and cell biology, University of Georgia in Athens. She earned her B.S. from the Pennsylvania State University and her M.S. and Ph.D. from Rutgers University. She has had a long and productive career in nutrition. She began her career as a researcher with U.S. Department of Agriculture in Beltsville, then moved to the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and shortly thereafter moved to the University of Georgia. She served as department head at UGA for 11 years before stepping down to more actively pursue her research interests in nutrient-gene interactions. Her research has been supported by grants from NIH, USDA, the Bly Fund, and several commodity research boards. Her publication record includes 134 research publications in peer-reviewed journals, 16 books (either sole authored, edited or co-edited), 30 invited reviews, 45 chapters in multiauthored scientific books, and numerous short reviews in Nutrition Reviews. She has served on a number of editorial boards and contributes regularly to Nutrition Today, a lay magazine for the nutrition practitioner. She has received numerous awards for her research accomplishments including the Borden Award, the Lamar Dodd award for creative research, The UGA Research Medal, the National 4H award for alumni, and outstanding alumna awards from both Rutgers and the Pennsylvania State University. She is a member of the American Diabetes Association, The American Society for Nutrition Science, the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, and the American Physiological Society. Recently she was elected a fellow of the American Society for Nutrition Science.
Elaine B. Feldman is a professor emerita, medicine, physiology and endocrinology, Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. She is also chief emerita of the section on nutrition and director emerita of the Georgia Institute of Human Nutrition. She was the founding director of the Southeastern Regional Medical Nutrition Education Network of 15 medical schools in the southeast. At the Medical College she was principal investigator of a curriculum development grant from the Department of Health and Human Services and of a clinical nutrition research unit as well as a number of diet and drug studies in hyperlipidemia. She holds an M.D., AB (Magna Cum Laude), and M.S. from New York University where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha. She trained in internal medicine, metabolism, and nutrition at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. She has held research fellowships from the New York Heart Association and the NIH (Career Development Award, Department of Physiological Chemistry, Lund University, Sweden) and served on the faculty of the Department of Medicine, State University of New York Medical School in New York City. She is board certified in internal medicine, clinical lipidology, and clinical nutrition. Dr. Feldman is a noted author and lecturer on nutrition and lipidology. She has published 82 articles in peer-reviewed biomedical journals and 56 invited articles, and has edited or authored 32 books, book chapters, monographs, and a textbook. She has served on numerous review boards and currently serves on the editorial boards of Nutrition Today and Nutrition Update. She is a fellow of the American Heart Association's Council on Arteriosclerosis, the American College of Physicians, and the American Society for Nutrition Sciences. She serves as a consultant for the American Institute for Cancer Research and the American Medical Women's Association.
Dr. Johanna Dwyer is the director of the Frances Stern Nutrition Center at New England Medical Center, professor of medicine (nutrition) and community health at the Tufts University Medical School, and professor of nutrition at Tufts University School of Nutrition. She is also senior scientist at the Jean Mayer/USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. Since mid-2003 until the present, Dr. Dwyer is on loan from Tufts University to the Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health, where she is responsible for several large projects, including development of an analytically substantiated dietary supplement database and other dietary supplement databases, development of research on the assessment of dietary supplement intake and motivations for their use, and other topics. Dr. Dwyer was the assistant administrator for human nutrition, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture from 2001 to 2002. Earlier in her career, Dwyer served in the executive office of the President as staff for the White House Conference on Food Nutrition and Health of 1969, and again in 1976 for the President's Reorganization Project examining the role of nutrition programs in the federal government. As the Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow (1980 to 1981), she served on the personal staffs of Senator Richard Lugar (R-Indiana) and the Hon. Barbara Mikulski (D-Maryland).
Dwyer received her D.Sc. and M.Sc. from the Harvard School of Public Health, an M.S. from the University of Wisconsin, and completed her undergraduate degree with distinction from Cornell University. She is the author or coauthor of more than 170 research articles and 300 review articles published in scientific journals on topics including preventing diet-related disease in children and adolescents; maximizing quality of life and health in the elderly; vegetarian and other alternative lifestyles; and databases for bioactive substances other than nutrients. She served on the 2000 Dietary Guidelines Committee, was a member of the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences from 1992 to 2001, was elected a member of the Institute of Medicine National Academy of Sciences in 1998, and served as councilor of the Institute of Medicine from 2001 to 2003.
She is currently secretary of the American Dietetic Association Foundation, and editor of Nutrition Today. She is the past president and fellow of the American Institute of Nutrition, past Secretary of the American Society for Clinical Nutrition, and past president and fellow of the Society for Nutrition Education. She received the Conrad V. Elvejhem Award for public service in 2005 from the American Society for Nutrition Sciences, the Alumni Award of Merit from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2004, the Medallion Award of the American Dietetic Association in 2003, and the W.O. Atwater award in 1996.
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