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Nutrition: Real People, Real Choices

Author(s): Clinton Allred, Karen Geismar, Nancy Turner

Edition: 3

Copyright: 2015

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Clinton Allred

Dr. Clinton Allred is Lake Simpson Dickenson Distinguised Professor at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. Dr. Allred received his B.S. in Animal Science from the University of Georgia in 1997. He completed his Ph.D. in Nutrition at the University of Illinois in 2002. He then served as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Molecular and Biomedical Pharmacology at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine until August of 2006. In September 2006 Dr. Allred joined the faculty of Texas A & M University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science. Dr. Allred’s research focuses on the ability of diet to influence the development and progression of several forms of cancer. Another aspect studied in the laboratory is how dietary components may act as ligands of nuclear receptors in cancer cells. 

Karen Geismar

Karen Geismar has been a registered dietitian for over 15 years. She received her bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at Oklahoma State University and later a Master of Science Degree in Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University-Denton. She has over ten years of experience in clinical dietetics, working in an array of clinical settings including the neonatal intensive care unit (ICU), medical ICU, trauma/surgery ICU, and HIV/AIDs clinic. She has been teaching at Texas A&M University in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science since 2008, and instructs courses in introductory nutrition and dietetics. She lives in College Station with her husband, cats, and dog. Her interests include jogging, gardening, and cooking.

Nancy Turner

Dr. Nancy Turner is a Professor at Michigan State University. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Nutrition since 1995 when she graduated with a Ph.D. in Nutrition. As part of her teaching role, she has been the instructor of an Introduction to Nutrition class for majors and for non-majors. Her research program is focused on characterizing the mechanisms whereby dietary chemoprotective compounds found in fiber-containing foods suppress colon carcinogenesis and inflammatory bowel disease. In addition, her work attempts to define the responses of the colon environment to radiation exposures and weightlessness, such as is experienced by astronauts on long-duration missions. She has published over 60 peer-reviewed papers, six book chapters, and she was an editor of a book entitled “Potential Health Benefits of Citrus”. Her research has been funded by several federal agencies. She currently serves on the editorial boards of Advances in Nutrition and Experimental Biology and Medicine.

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