Navigation Links
Nutrition Science Initiative Recruits Exceptional Leader in Behavior and Metabolism

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 of Health, and has authored over 150 papers covering empirical and theoretical work on appetite, obesity, hunger and satiety, and food preferences.

As the VP of Research, Friedman will oversee NuSI’s integrated research funding strategy and prioritization. He will organize and oversee a Scientific Advisory Board and several consortia of scientists to collaborate on the design and execution of well-controlled experimental studies that directly address the most important nutrition questions relevant to obesity, diabetes and their associated chronic diseases.

In addition to his work at Monell, Friedman’s academic affiliations include: being a member of the Institute of Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism and the Diabetes Endocrinology Research Center at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; a visiting scientist with St. George’s Hospital Medical School, Department of Physiology, London, UK, in 2000; being a member of the David Mahoney Institute of Neurological Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; and a visiting scientist at the Collège de France, Paris, France in 1975-1976. Friedman is married with 2 adult children and will reside in San Diego, California.

About NuSI
NuSI builds teams of the best scientists in health and human nutrition and provides them with funding and the scientific freedom to study the most vexing health and metabolic questions plaguing us today. This is done within an overarching strategy that systematically tackles some of the most critical questions asked by those struggling with the burden of metabolic illness today.

In 2013, NuSI funded and launched three landmark human trials with some of the best research institutions across the country – Stanford University, Harvard University, Boston Children’s Hospital, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at National Institutes of Health, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, The Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at Columbia University, and the Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes – and this is only the beginning. NuSI-funded researchers may not share the same hypotheses for what’s driving the obesity and diabetes epidemics, but they do agree on NuSI’s strategy to resolve it.

Founded in September 2012, NuSI operates on funding from private citizens and like-minded organizations.

Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Moffitt researcher publishes book on nutritional management of cancer treatment effects
2. To Improve School Nutrition, Involve Teachers and Parents
3. PaleoMeal Organic Whey Protein Formula Improved According to Rockwell Nutrition
4. Job Worries for Parents May Mean Poorer Nutrition for Kids
5. New poll shows US public supports continued investment in Federal Nutrition Assistance Program
6. Leptiburn Review of Biotrust Nutrition’s Supplement Revealed By
7. Rooted Nutrition Announces All-New Classes for Winter Session
8. HungerShield Nutritionist Shares Five Ways to Shield Against Holiday Weight Gain
9. AMRAP Nutrition Announces the Launch of AMRAP Refuel Paleo Nutrition Bar
10. Jean LaMantia Author of The Essential Cancer Treatment Nutrition Guide and Cookbook Offers Recipe and Tips for Cancer Patients and Caregivers During the Christmas Season
11. Jean LaMantia, Author of The Essential Cancer Treatment Nutrition Guide and Cookbook, Offers Healthy and Delicious Alternative to Traditional Christmas Cake
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/27/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... District , the only authorized OSHA Training Institute Education Center headquartered in Northern ... protecting their workers from extreme heat at their worksites. Employers with workers ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... 2016 , ... "FCPX editors can now reveal their media with growing colorful ... Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProSlice Color brings the ... can now reveal the media of their split screens with growing colorful panels. , ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... announced today its affiliation with Tennessee Counseling Association. This new relationship ... of the Tennessee Counseling Association, adding exclusive benefits and promotional offers. , "TCA ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... strategic partnership with Connance, a healthcare industry leader providing predictive analytics to ... technology combine to provide health systems, hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers with ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... A revolution is ... emergency ambulance transport experience for the millions of people who require these medical ... the taxi industry through the use of technology. Now, SmartEMS has put forth ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... -- One of Australia,s successful biotechnology scientists, ... new biotechnology company, Noxopharm Limited [ABN 50 608 966 123] ("Noxopharm"). ... list on the ASX. Noxopharm is a clinic-ready company ... Phase 1 clinical study later this year. ... biggest problems facing cancer patients - the ability of cancers to ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... -- Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: JAZZ ) ... Improvements Act of 1976, as amended ("HSR"), with respect ... Nasdaq: CPXX ) expired effective June 24, ... As previously announced on May 31, 2016, Jazz Pharmaceuticals ... which Jazz Pharmaceuticals has commenced a tender offer for ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... 2016  VMS Rehab Systems, Inc. ( ) ... measures required to build a strong and stable market ... listed on the OTC Markets-pink current trading platform. ... "We are seeing an anomaly in market trading activities ... by the Company, but shareholders and market players as ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: