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Appalachian Student Research Forum

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Jeffrey Blumberg

Professor, Tufts University, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition


Associate Director/Senior Scientist and Chief of the Antioxidants Research Laboratory,

Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University

"The Role of Multivitamin Supplementation in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention"

Sponsored by: Yasoo Health, Inc.

April 1, 2004

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Centre @ Millennium Park, Roan Mountain Room # 137

Dr. Blumberg received Bachelor of Science Degrees in Pharmacy and Psychology in l969 from Washington State University and a Ph.D. in Pharmacology in l974 from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He received postdoctoral training in cyclic nucleotide metabolism at the Tennessee Neuropsychiatric Institute and the University of Calgary .

Dr. Blumberg is Associate Director/Senior Scientist and Chief of the Antioxidants Research Laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University . His administrative responsibilities include research program planning and assessment, as well as direction of the Divisions of Biostatistics, Comparative Biology, Mass Spectrometry, and Nutrition Evaluation. His research efforts are focused on the biochemical basis for the role of antioxidant nutrients and their dietary requirements in health promotion and disease prevention during the aging process via their modulation of oxidative stress status.

Dr. Blumberg is a Professor in the School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University where he teaches graduate students and trains post-doctoral fellows. He also participates in activities relevant to the incorporation of sound nutrition science into public health policy.

Dr. Blumberg has published over 160 scientific articles and serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter, Journal of Nutritional Immunology, Journal of Environmental Pathology, Toxicology and Oncology, Nutrition in Clinical Care, Free Radical Biology & Medicine, Journal of Medicinal Food, Nutrition, Antioxidants & Redox Signaling, Arbor Clinical Nutrition Updates, and Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly.

Dr. Blumberg currently serves on the FDA Food Advisory Committee, Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists, U.S. Olympic Committee Task Force on Dietary Supplementation, and the Scientific Advisory Boards of theRosenthalCenterfor Complementary & Alternative Medicine atColumbiaUniversityand the Center for Clinical and Molecular Nutrition, Emory University Information Bureau. He has served on the DHHS Year 2000 Health Objectives Committee, Surgeon General's Workshop on Health Promotion and Aging, ASNS National Task Force on Food Labeling, ASNS/ASCN Public Affairs Committee and Public Information Committee, Board of the American Aging Association, WHO/FAO Consultation on Preparation and Use of Food-Based Dietary Guidelines, and the WHO Expert Consultation on the Development of Nutrition Guidelines for the Elderly. He has testified before the IOM/NAS Food and Nutrition Board, Subcommittee on Health and the Environment at the U.S. House of Representatives, FDA Conference on Antioxidant Vitamins and Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease, and First UN/WHO Conference on Healthy Ageing. He also serves as a consultant to several food/pharmaceutical companies and related trade associations. He is a member of the American College of Nutrition, American Society for Nutritional Sciences, American Society of Clinical Nutrition, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine, International Society for Free Radical Research, Gerontological Society of America, American Aging Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, and New York Academy of Sciences.
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