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Juniata Students Organize Symposium on Nutrition

(Posted November 19, 2007)

John Milner, Chief, Nutritional Science Research Group, National Cancer Institute

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- A nutrition class at Juniata College is sponsoring a symposium on \"Food as Medicine,\" featuring a keynote address by John Milner, chief of the Nutritional Science Research Group at the National Cancer Institute, on \"Nutrition, Cancer and You\" at 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 29 in Alumni Hall in the Brumbaugh Academic Center on the Juniata campus. Milner is a fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science and has more than 350 publications in professional journals to his credit. His research interest centers on the importance of dietary bioactive compounds and how they might be used to modify cancer risk. Milner\'s lecture, and the entire symposium, is free and open to the public. This is the third annual symposium based on nutrition organized by Juniata students. The course sponsoring the symposium is taught by Debra Kirchhof-Glazier, professor of biology, and Ruth Reed, professor of chemistry. The symposium features student poster presentations in the lobby of the von Liebig building starting at 7 p.m. and ending at 9. The student posters will cover an array of nutrition-related topics, including \"Nutritional Treatment of Depression,\" \"Healthy Strategies for Weight Management,\" \"Expanded Role of Vitamin D in Health,\" \"Glyconutrients: A Promising Neutraceutical,\" \"Nutritional Treatments for Cardiovascular Disease,\" \"Stress and Nutrition,\" \"Nutritional Treatments for ADHD,\" \"Role of the Gut,\" \"Cancer\" \"Nutrition and Our Toxic Environment\" and \"Alkalyzing Diets and Disease Prevention.\" Milner is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society for Nutrition, American Association of Cancer Research, the Food and Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society. He earned a bachelor\'s degree from Oklahoma State University, in Stillwater, Okla., in 1969 and went on to earn a doctorate in nutrition in 1974 from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. Before coming to the National Cancer Institute, he was professor of nutrition and head of the Department of Nutrition at Penn State University from 1989 to 2000. He was professor of food science at Penn State from 1984 to 1989. He also was an assistant professor, and then associate professor, of food science at the University of Illinois from 1975 to 1984. Students participating in the symposium are as follows: Bradlee Drawbaugh, a sophomore from Newville, Pa.; Chelsea Winder, a sophomore from Altoona, Pa.; Kayla Stiffler, a sophomore from Altoona; Nicole Fronczkowski, a sophomore from Wilmington, Del.; Cassandra Majocha, a sophomore from Upper Burwell, Pa.; Katherine Hoffman, a sophomore from Camp Hill, Pa.; Elizabeth Schmitt, a junior from Knoxville, Tenn.; Allison Welch, a junior from Barto, Pa.; Jessica Clemens, a junior from Chagrin Falls, Ohio; Rachel Naar, a sophomore from Southborough, Mass.; Megan Rogers, a sophomore from Sandy Hook, Conn.; Sara Berkey, a senior from Stoystown, Pa.; Carrie Knepp, a freshman from Mount Union, Pa.; Jennifer Bair, a senior from Huntingdon, Pa.; Johnniersi Harris, a sophomore from the Bronx, N.Y.; Jillian Rodgers, a sophomore from Delran, N.J.; Molly Wild, a sophomore from Nashua, N.H.; Shannon Pierce, a sophomore from Gilbertsville, Pa.; Sarah Ruggiero, a sophomore from Bangor, Pa.; Marlene Dunwoody, a non-degree student; Aggie Kwon, a junior from Enola, Pa.; Craig Pannone, a junior from Wolcott, Conn.; Emelie Carasso, an international student from Boulogne, France; Lindsey Mellott, a junior from Windber, Pa.; Mark Yeckley, a sophomore from Fallentimber, Pa.; John West, a sophomore from Philadelphia, Pa.; Michael Pearson, a sophomore from Sudbury, Mass.; Daniel Bukowski, a junior from Hastings, Pa.; Elise Ebert, a sophomore from Lititz, Pa.; and Chloe Pott, a sophomore from Chicago, Ill.

Contact John Wall at wallj@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3132 for more information.