specialist and a Fellow of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences and of the American College of Nutrition. Dr. Omaye’s research efforts are directed at air pollutants, food toxins, selected phytochemicals, tobacco smoke, and aging.


Jose M. Ordovas, Ph.D., is Senior Scientist and Director of the Nutrition and Genomics Laboratory, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. Dr. Ordovas’ major research interests focus on the genetic factors predisposing to cardiovascular disease and their interaction with the environment and behavioral factors with special emphasis on diet, particularly omega-3 and -6 fatty acids. He has participated in the Framingham Heart Study for nearly 20 years and is carrying out multiple cross-cultural studies to determine cardiovascular risk in different populations around the world, including Asian Pacific and Mediterranean populations. He has written numerous reviews and edited several books on diet and coronary heart disease, diet and genetics, and the role of omega-3 fatty acids on lipoproteins and atherosclerosis. Dr. Ordovas serves on numerous editorial boards and is active with several American Heart Association and National Institutes of Health committees, including the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Program Projects Parent Committee. Throughout his career, Dr. Ordovas has contributed his expertise to various global organizations. He has served as Nutrition Expert for the American Soybean Association, consulting for Mexico and Central America; was named Expert Consultant to the Singapore Ministry of Health; and is the recipient of the Francisco Grande Memorial Lecture for Excellence in Nutrition.


W. Steven Otwell, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences. Dr. Otwell is recipient of the Institute of Food Technology’s Myron Solberg Award for Excellence and Leadership. Dr. Otwell is the national director of the Seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points Alliance to help seafood processors and inspectors comply with federal food safety regulations. In 1997, he received Vice President Gore’s National Performance Review Award for leadership of the nationwide seafood safety training program. His research focus is assuring quality, safety, and developments for the seafood industry and general public welfare.


Madeleine Sigman-Grant, Ph.D., R.D., is Professor and Area Specialist at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. Dr. Sigman-Grant is nationally known for her work in maternal and early childhood health and nutrition. She received an Early Extension Career Award in 1992 from Epsilon Sigma Phi, a Cooperative Extension honorary fraternity. She served as a member of the Food Advisory Committee for the Food and Drug Administration and is currently a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics panel revising Bright Futures. She is a member of the Society



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