CARIG Symposium 2018: Carotenoids and Retinoids Throughout the Lifespan

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: 311


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Keith P. West, Jr., DrPH, RD

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Baltimore, Maryland


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Corrine Hanson, PhD, RD

Associate Professor
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska


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Sherry A. Tanumihardjo, PhD

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin

Dr. Sherry Tanumihardjo's research laboratory develops and implements vitamin A assessment methodology using animal and human models. They developed and support the use of the Modified Relative Dose Response test in human surveys to assess vitamin A status. This test is widely used internationally to assess and evaluate interventions. They are currently refining the 13 C-retinol isotope dilution test for vitamin A assessment that uses isotope ratio mass spectrometry for analysis. They hope to bring this test into the mainstream of vitamin A assessment methodology. They are also studying carotenoid bioavailability differences from specialty carrots and biofortified staple crops. Human studies and gerbil experiments are underway to determine bioavailability differences in vegetables. They are promoting the use of these carrots and other vegetables as functional foods.


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Billy R. Hammond, PhD

University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia

Dr. Hammond is a full Professor in the Brain and Behavioral Sciences program at the University of Georgia (UGA). He is also faculty in the Foods and Nutrition and Gerontology program at UGA. His bachelors in Science was obtained at the University of Oregon and his Ph.D. was received at the University of New Hampshire. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School and a professor for several years at Arizona State University before coming to UGA in 1999. He has published over 100 empirical papers and numerous chapters, reviews, and theoretical papers on the biology of the visual system (e.g., retinal carotenoids) and brain. The major focus of his work is understanding the role of behavior, especially dietary, in neural development and disease.


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