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Nutrition Science Initiative Recruits Exceptional Leader in Behavior and Metabolism
Date:11/15/2013

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) November 15, 2013

The Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI) is proud to announce the appointment of Mark Friedman, Ph.D. as the Vice President of Research. Friedman officially joined NuSI on October 15, 2013. NuSI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission of reducing the individual, social, and economic burden of obesity and its related chronic diseases by enhancing the quality of science in nutrition and obesity research.

“Mark’s unique background and expertise bridging eating behavior and energy metabolism is critical to NuSI’s mission as we pursue the most rigorous nutrition science to tell us once and for all, what we should eat to be healthy,” said Peter Attia, M. D., President, NuSI. He continued, “We are thrilled that Mark has joined us and will be spearheading the facilitation of our clinical trials along with strategically planning our scientific initiatives in the coming years.”

Throughout his career, Friedman’s research has been directed at understanding the bodily mechanisms that control eating behavior, including overeating in obesity, with a particular focus on the role of energy metabolism and the signaling function of the liver. Most recently, he was a Member and Associate Director at the Monell Chemical Senses Center, a nonprofit, basic research institute devoted to research on the mechanisms and functions of taste and smell, including appetite and nutrition. He received his doctorate in 1976 from Princeton University and, after postdoctoral work at the University of Pittsburgh and the Collège de France in Paris, taught at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst before joining Monell. Friedman, a Guggenheim Fellowship awardee, has been the recipient of numerous research grants, primarily from the National Institutes
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