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Previous W.O. Atwater Memorial Lecturers

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Previous Atwater Lecturers

 

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2013

How Can We Make Diet Relevant in the Age of Powerful Drugs?
David J.A. Jenkins, Director of the Clinical Nutrition and Risk Factor Modification Centre at St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Canada, and Professor and Canada Research Chair in Nutrition and Metabolism, Departments of Medicine and Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto.

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2012

From Instinct to Intellect: 150 Years in the Evolution of Energy Balance in Man
James O. Hill, Professor of pediatrics and medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver and director, Center for Human Nutrition, Denver.

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2011

Driving from Vitamin A to Zinc During the Genomic Revolution
Robert J. Cousins, Director of the Center for Nutritional Sciences and Joinst professor of biochemistry at the University of Florida

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2010

Retinoids and Carotenoids: A Journey in Human Biology
Robert M. Russell, Special expert to the Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health

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2009

Individualized Nutrition: How Genes, Epigenetics and Sex Interact to Create a Dietary Requirement for the Nutrient Choline
Steven H. Zeisel, Director, Nutrition Research Institute, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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2008

Nutrients and the Problem of Proof
Robert P. Heaney, Professor of Medicine, Osteoporosis Research Center, Creighton University Medical Center

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2007

High Satiety: Eating Less in an Obesigenic Environment
Barbara J. Rolls, Helen A. Guthrie Chair in Nutrition, Pennsylvania State University

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2006

Color, Critters, and Cancer
John W. Erdman, Jr. , Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois

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2005

Human Energy Requirements: From Atwater to Doubly Labeled Water
Dale A. Schoeller, Professor of Nutritional Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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2004

Challenges of Translating Research Knowledge Into Solutions for Health Problems: Zinc as an Example
Janet C. King, Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute, Oakland, California

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2003

Defining Nutrient Requirements from a Perspective of Bone-Related Nutrients
Connie M. Weaver , Distinguished Professor, Department of Foods & Nutrition, Purdue University

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2002

The Metabolic Role of Vitamin K: An Historical and Future Perspective
John Suttie, Katherine Berns Van Donk Steenbock Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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2001

Human Nutrient Requirements: A Critical Knowledge Base Challenged by the Post-Genome Era
Vernon Young, Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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2000

Rationale for Infant Feeding Recommendations
Samuel J. Fomon, Emeritus Professor, Department of Pediatrics College of Medicine, University of Iowa

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1999

The Third Century of Nutrition Research policy – Shared Responsibility
Jacqueline Dupont, Professor, Florida State University, Retired ARS National Program Leader for Human Nutrition

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1998

Nutrition of the Poor: Who Suffers? Who Benefits?
Jean-Pierre Habicht, James Jamison Professor of Nutritional Epidemiology, Cornell University

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1997

The Food Supply, Its Science, and Mankind
Sanford A. Miller Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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1996

Health Care Restructuring and Dietetics: Renaissance or Requiem for the Profession
Johanna T. Dwyer, Director, Frances Stern Nutrition Center, New England Medical Center Tufts University School of Medicine.

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1995

Consuming Passions: Energy Regulation, Biological Revolution, and Political Realities
M.R.C. Greenwood, Associate Director for Science, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President.

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1994

Foods, Vitamins and Policy: The Folate Case
Irwin H. Rosenberg, Jean Mayer Professor in Nutrition, Physiology, and Medicine, Tufts University, and Director of USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University.

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1993

The Life and Times of W.O. Atwater Centennial
Kenneth J. Carpenter , Distinguished Scholar, University of California, Berkeley.

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1992

The Irresistible Fascination of Carotenoids and Vitamin A
James A. Olson , Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Iowa State University.

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1991
R. Gaurth Hansen, Distinguished Provost Emeritus and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Nutrition and Food Sciences and Biochemistry, Utah State University.

1990
Alfred E. Harper, E.V. McCollum Professor of Nutrition, University of Wisconsin.

1989
Helen A. Guthrie, Professor and Head, Nutrition Department, The Pennsylvania State University.

1988
John E. Kinsella, Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor of Food Chemistry and General Foods Distinguished Professor of Food Science, Cornell University.

1987
Malden C. Nesheim, Director, Division of Nutrition, Cornell University.

1986
Elsie Widdowson, Department of Medicine, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, England.

1985
Mark Hegsted, Professor of Nutrition, New England Regional Primate Research Center

1984
Harold H. Sandstead, Director, North Atlantic Area, Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University.

1983
George H. Beaton, Professor of Nutrition Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada.

1982
Edwin M. Foster, Director, Food Research Institute, University of Wisconsin.

1981
Joaquin Cravioto, Professor of Pediatrics and Scientific Director, National Institute for Children's Health Sciences and Technology, Mexico City, Mexico.

1980
Ancel Keys, Professor, Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota.

1979
Hector F. DeLuca, Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin.

1978
Robert E. Olson, Professor, Department of Biochemistry, St. Louis University.

1977
Nevin S. Scrimshaw, Institute Professor and Head of the Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

1976
Emil M. Mrak, Chancellor Emeritus, University of California at Davis.

1975
William J. Darby, President, The Nutrition Foundation, Inc.

1974
J. George Harrar, President Emeritus, Rockefeller Foundation.

1973
Marina N. Whitman, Professor of Economics, University of Pittsburgh.

1971
Jean Mayer, Professor of Nutrition and Lecturer on the History of Public Health, Harvard University.

1970
Philip Handler, President, National Academy of Sciences, and Chairman, National Research Council.

1969
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Director, Institute for Muscle Research, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

1968
Artturi I. Virtanen, Director, Biochemical Research Institute, Helsinki, Finland.

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