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ODS Marks Its 25th Anniversary

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The Office of Dietary Supplements was established November 1995 in the NIH Office of the Director with the congressionally mandated purposes "to promote scientific study of the benefits of dietary supplements in maintaining health and preventing chronic disease and other health-related conditions" and "to explore more fully the potential role of dietary supplements...to improve health care." Now, 25 years later, ODS will take time over the next 10-12 months to mark and showcase its contributions to the science of dietary supplements and highlight the office’s accomplishments and achievements.

→  Explore 25 years of ODS history on the ODS Timeline 


Mark your calendars! October 25 & 26, 2021, ODS will hold a symposium featuring talks by experts in the field of dietary supplement science. The ODS 25th Anniversary Calendar of Events, found below, will be updated as more information about the symposium and other events becomes available.

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NIH ODS 25th Anniversary 2021 Calendar of Events

January  |  February  |  March  |  April  |  May  |  June  |  JulyOctober
 

January 2021

  • Jan.13 (11 a.m. - Noon ET): ODS Seminar: “Curcumin Effects on Behavioral Resilience,” presented by Nesha Burghardt, Ph.D., Hunter College of the City University of New York, New York, NY. The ODS Seminar Series is available by webinar only. Contact ODS to receive viewing information: ODS@nih.gov
     
  • Jan. 27 (11 a.m. - Noon ET): ODS Seminar: “Vitamin D and Chronic Disease,” presented by Anastasios Pittas, M.D., Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA. The ODS Seminar Series is available by webinar only. Contact ODS to receive viewing information: ODS@nih.gov

February 2021

  • Feb. 17 (11 a.m. - Noon ET): ODS Seminar: “Uric Acid Metabolism and Purines in Diet and Dietary Supplements,” presented by Stephen P. Juraschek, M.D., Ph.D., Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA. The ODS Seminar Series is available by webinar only. Contact ODS to receive viewing information: ODS@nih.gov

March 2021

April 2021

  • April 14 (11 a.m. - Noon ET): ODS Seminar: “Gut Microbiome and Personalized Nutrition,” presented by Purna Kashyap, M.B.B.S., Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Rochester, MN. The ODS Seminar Series is available by webinar only. Contact ODS to receive viewing information: ODS@nih.gov

May 2021

  • May 11 (1:00 - 5:00 p.m. ET): The ODS Research Scholars Symposium, a virtual event, will feature presentations by early-career scientists from the ODS Scholars program. Contact ODS to receive viewing information: ODS@nih.gov
     
  • May 12 (11 a.m. - Noon ET): ODS Seminar: “Dietary Supplement Use by Breast Cancer Patients,” presented by Christine Ambrosone, Ph.D., University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY. The ODS Seminar Series is available by webinar only. Contact ODS to receive viewing information: ODS@nih.gov 
     
  • May 26-28: Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum. Note: This will be a virtual event. Join ODS listserv to receive announcements about when and how to apply. 
     

June 2021

  • June 7-10: Nutrition 2021external link disclaimer, American Society for Nutrition (ASN), Boston, MA. ODS staff participation is anticipated.
     
  • June 23 (11 a.m. - Noon ET): ODS Seminar: “Improving Communication about the Benefits, Harms, and Uncertainties of Dietary Supplements,” presented by Stephen Woloshin, M.D., M.S., The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, Lebanon, NH. The ODS Seminar Series is available by webinar only. Contact ODS to receive viewing information: ODS@nih.gov

July 2021

October 2021

  • October 25-26: ODS Anniversary Scientific Symposium featuring talks by experts in the field of dietary supplement science. Location to be determined: Natcher Auditorium, NIH Campus and/or virtual event.