Dudley Allen Sargent Lecture: Intersection of Nutrition Science and Policy, Current Challenges – 12/4/13

Lichtenstein

Dr. Alice H. Lichtenstein

Join us for the 15th Annual Dudley Allen Sargent Lecture, “Intersection of Nutrition Science and Policy, Current Challenges

Date/Time: Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 4-5 p.m.  Reception will follow the lecture in the Setterberg Lounge, 2nd floor.

Location: BU Sargent College, 635 Commonwealth Ave, Room 101, Boston, MA 02215

About the Speaker: Dr. Alice H. Lichtenstein is the Stanley N. Gershoff Professor of Nutrition Science and Policy in the Friedman School and Director and Senior Scientist of the Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, both at Tufts University. Dr. Lichtenstein’s research examines the interplay between diet and cardiovascular disease risk factors, and she currently serves as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Lipid Research and Editorial Advisory Board member of the Tufts Health and Nutrition Letter.

Dr. Lichtenstein served on the 2000 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Agriculture in addition to the 2003 Dietary Reference Intake Macronutrient Panel of the Institute of Medicine.  She is a member and was past-chair of the American Heart Association Nutrition Committee. Dr. Lichtenstein served as the vice-chair of the Examination of Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols and as a member of the Sodium Intake in Populations Assessment of Evidence panels for the Institute of Medicine. She is currently vice-chair of the Adult Treatment Panel IV (ATP IV) for the National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute of the NIH as well as vice-chair of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Agriculture.

Dr. Lichtenstein completed her undergraduate work at Cornell University, holds a master’s degree from Pennsylvania State University, and masters and doctoral degrees from Harvard University. She received her post-doctoral training in the field of lipid metabolism at the Cardiovascular Institute at Boston University School of Medicine.

Watch last year’s DAS lecture: “Face Into the Storm,” presented by Dr. Alan Jette.