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PART IV: APPENDIX A 425 A ACKNOWLEDGMENTS T he project consultants (see roster below and biographical sketches in Part IV, Appendix B) and IOM staff thank the individuals who shared their opinions about Dietary Reference Intakes and what should be in- cluded in a summary volume and in other ways contributed during the qualita- tive research phase that formed the basis for the development of this summary, including Jody Engel, Jeanne Goldberg, Ashli Greenwald, Liz Hill, Cheryl Koch, Maureen Leser, Martha Lynch, Madeline Sigman-Grant, Gloria Stables, and Peggy Turner. Thanks especially to Michelle Tuttle who managed, developed, and re- ported on this phase and to writers Jean Weininger and Gail Zyla who contrib- uted to early drafts. The support and participation of Danielle Brulé, Mary Bush, Margaret Cheney, Krista Esslinger, Linda Greene-Finestone, and Sylvie St-Pierre from Health Canada is gratefully acknowledged, as are the contributions of many Institute of Medicine and National Academies Press colleagues, named in the Preface. Many volunteers spent countless hours and months developing the DRI paradigm, conducting the comprehensive nutrient reviews, and exploring how to appropriately use the new values. They were supported by a dedicated staff. This summary is a small reflection of their efforts. The members of the commit- tees, subcommittee, and panels are listed below. We acknowledge many others who also contributed to this process, including Catherine Woteki who chaired the Food and Nutrition Board during the early DRI paradigm development; Cutberto Garza, who chaired the Food and Nutrition Board throughout the DRI process; and Allison Yates, who directed the Food and Nutrition Board and the Dietary Reference Intakes project essentially from beginning to completion. Standing Committee on the Scientific Evaluation of Dietary Reference Intakes: Lindsay H. Allen, Stephanie A. Atkinson, Susan I. Barr, Benjamin Caballero, Robert J. Cousins, Johanna T. Dwyer, John W. Erdman, Jr. (chair), John D. Fernstrom, Cutberto Garza (also chair, Food and Nutrition Board), Scott M. Grundy, Charles H. Hennekens, Janet C. King, Sanford A. Miller, William M. Rand, Joseph V. Rodricks, Robert M. Russell (vice chair), Vernon Young (chair; deceased).

DRIs: THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO NUTRIENT REQUIREMENTS 426 Subcommittee on Interpretation and Uses of Dietary Reference Intakes: Tanya D. Agurs-Collins, Lenore Arab, Susan I. Barr (chair), Susan T. Borra, Alicia Carriquiry, Ann M. Coulston, Barbara L. Devaney, Johanna T. Dwyer, Jean-Pierre Habicht, Janet R. Hunt, Janet C. King, Harriet Kuhnlein, Suzanne P. Murphy (chair), Valerie Tarasuk. Subcommittee on Upper Reference Levels of Nutrients: Steven A. Abrams, G. Harvey Anderson, George C. Becking, Herbert Blumenthal (consultant), Elaine M. Faustman, Suzanne Hendrich, Renate D. Kimbrough, Walter Mertz (de- ceased), Rita B. Messing, Sanford A. Miller, Ian C. Munro (chair), Suzanne P. Murphy, Harris Pastides, Joseph V. Rodricks (chair), Irwin H. Rosenberg, Stephen L. Taylor, John A. Thomas, Robert H. Wasserman, Gary M. Williams. Panel on Calcium and Related Nutrients: Steven A. Abrams, Burton M. Altura, Stephanie A. Atkinson (chair), Bess Dawson-Hughes, Robert P. Heaney, Michael F Holick, Suzanne P. Murphy, Robert K. Rude, Bonny L. Specker, Connie M. . Weaver, Gary M. Whitford. Panel on Folate, Other B Vitamins, and Choline: Lindsay H. Allen, Lynn B. Bailey, Merton Bernfield (deceased), Phillipe De Wals, Ralph Green, Donald B. McCormick, Roy M. Pitkin (chair), Irwin H. Rosenberg, Robert M. Russell, Barry Shane, Steven H. Zeisel. Panel on Dietary Antioxidants and Related Compounds: Gary R. Beecher, Raymond F Burk, Alvin C. Chan, John W. Erdman, Jr., Robert A. Jacob, Ishwarlal . Jialal, Laurence N. Kolonel, Norman I. Krinsky (chair), James R. Marshall, Susan Taylor Mayne, Ross L. Prentice, Kathleen Schwarz, Daniel Steinberg, Maret G. Traber. Panel on Micronutrients: John L. Beard, Lewis Braverman (consultant), Robert J. Cousins, Francoise Delange (consultant), John T. Dunn, Guylaine Ferland, K. Michael Hambidge, Janet C. King, Sean Lynch, James G. Penland, A. Catharine Ross, Robert M. Russell (chair), Barbara J. Stoecker, John W. Suttie, Judith R. Turnlund, Keith P. West, Stanley H. Zlotkin. . Panel on Dietary Reference Intakes for Macronutrients: George A. Brooks, Nancy F Butte, Benjamin Caballero, Jean-Pierre Flatt, Susan K. Fried, Peter J. . Garlick, Scott M. Grundy, Sheila M. Innis, David J.A. Jenkins, Rachel K. Johnson, Ronald M. Krauss, Penny M. Kris-Etherton, Alice H. Lichtenstein, Joanne R. Lupton (chair), Sanford A. Miller (chair), Frank Q. Nuttall, Paul B. Pencharz,

PART IV: APPENDIX A 427 F Xavier Pi-Sunyer, William M. Rand, Peter J. Reeds (deceased), Eric B. Rimm, . Susan B. Roberts. Panel on the Definition of Dietary Fiber: George C. Fahey, Jr., Joanne R. Lupton (chair), David J.A. Jenkins, Judith A. Marlett, Leon Prosky (consultant), Joann L. Slavin, Alison Stephen (consultant), Jon A. Story, Christine Williams. Panel on Dietary Reference Intakes for Electrolytes and Water: Lawrence J. Appel (chair), David H. Baker, Oded Bar-Or (deceased), Marshall Lindheimer, Kenneth Minaker, R. Curtis Morris, Jr., Lawrence M. Resnick (deceased), Michael N. Sawka, Stella L. Volpe, Myron H. Weinberger, Paul K. Whelton. Dietary Reference Intakes Project Staff: Sandra Amamoo-Kakra, Kimberly A. Brewer, Carrie L. Holloway, Geraldine Kennedo, Donna M. Livingston, Sheila A. Moats, Karah Nazor, Mary Poos, Michele Ramsey, Crystal Rasnake,Elisabeth A. Reese, Sandra A. Schlicker, Gail Spears, Kimberly Stitzel, Carol W. Suitor, Paula R. Trumbo, Alice L. Vorosmarti, Allison A. Yates (also Food and Nutrition Board director).

DRIs: THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO NUTRIENT REQUIREMENTS 428 CONSULTANTS TO THE SUMMARY REPORT OF THE DIETARY REFERENCE INTAKES JOHANNA T. DWYER, Office of Dietary Supplements, NIH RACHEL K. JOHNSON, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Vermont RENA MENDELSON, School of Nutrition, Ryerson University ESTHER F MYERS, Scientific Affairs and Research, American Dietetic . Association SHARON M. NICKOLS-RICHARDSON, Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University LINDA SNETSELAAR, Department of Epidemiology, University of Iowa HUGUETTE TURGEON-O’BRIEN, Departement des Sciences des Aliments et de Nutrition, Universite Laval Quebec SUSAN WHITING, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan WRITER JENNIFER PITZI HELLWIG DEVELOPMENTAL EDITOR/COPYEDITOR MARY KALAMARAS STAFF LINDA D. MEYERS, Director, Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine JENNIFER J. OTTEN, Study Director, Institute of Medicine

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