sidio of San Francisco, CA; Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI; and the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, Natick, MA, where he was Chief of Military Nutrition Research for the U.S. Army. His research involves the study of oxidative stress, biochemical adaptations to exercise training, the role of nutrition in physical performance, assessment of nutritional status, and nutrition for human performance in environmental extremes including heat, cold and high altitude. He is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Society for Nutrition, the American Dietetic Association, the International Society for Mountain Medicine, and the Wilderness Medical Society. He has served as a member of the United States Olympic Committee Nutrition Advisory Committee and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Advisory Committee on Food Safety. He currently serves as vice chair of the standing Committee on Military Nutrition Research. He received his Ph.D. in nutritional biochemistry from the Institute of Nutrition, Michigan State University.


Bruce R. Bistrian, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Chief of Clinical Nutrition at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Formerly he was Co-Director of Hyperalimentation Services at New England Deaconess Hospital, and a lecturer in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Dr. Bistrian is board-certified in Internal Medicine and, from 1997–2007, in Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Bistrian’s primary research interests include nutritional assessment, metabolic effects of acute infections, nutritional support of hospitalized patients, and the pathophysiology of protein-calorie malnutrition. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, and has received an honorary M.A. from Harvard University. Dr. Bistrian is the 2004 recipient of the Goldberger Award of the American Medical Association. Dr. Bistrian has been President of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, President of the (former) American Society of Clinical Nutrition and President of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. Dr. Bistrian has served on the editorial boards of numerous nutrition and medical journals, and is the author or coauthor of over 400 articles in scientific publications. He is a member of the standing Committee on Military Nutrition Research and has served on several IOM ad hoc committees, including the Committee on Use of Dietary Supplements by Military Personnel and the Committee on Mineral Requirements for Cognitive and Physical Performance of Military Personnel. He earned his M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins University, his M.D. from Cornell University, and his Ph.D. in nutritional biochemistry and metabolism from MIT.


Joseph G. Cannon, Ph.D., is Professor in the Departments of Physiology and Biomedical Technologies and Associate Dean for Research in the College of Allied Health Sciences at the Georgia Health Science University (GHSU). Formerly, he was Professor of Applied Physiology at Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Cannon’s primary research interests include the immunological mechanisms involved in bone turnover and vascular function, as well as nutritional and hormonal influences on leukocyte function. He holds the Kellett Chair in Allied Health Sciences at GHSU. Dr. Cannon has served on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Physiology and Journal of Applied Physiology and is the author or coauthor of over 100 articles in scientific publications. He is a member of the standing Committee on Military Nutrition Research and has served on the Committee on Mineral Requirements for Cognitive and Physical Performance on Military Personnel. Dr. Cannon holds a B.S. in engineering from Michigan State University, an M.S. in engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Ph.D. in physiology from the University of Michigan.



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