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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.

Mark your calendars! May 10-11, 2021, ODS will hold a symposium featuring talks by experts in the field of dietary supplement science and presentations by early-career scientists from the ODS Scholars Program. 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 2020-2021 Calendar of Events

September  |  October  |  November  |  December  |  January  |  February  |  March  |  April  |  May  |  June  |  July
 

September 2020

October 2020

  • Oct. 13 (2:40-1:10 p.m. ET): Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) Science in Sessionexternal link disclaimer (Virtual), ODS's Jaime Gahche, Ph.D., M.P.H., presents “The evolving science of nutrition and public policy: Are nutrient gaps here to stay?”
     
  • Oct. 14 (11 a.m. - Noon ET): ODS Seminar: “Causality Assessment for Liver Injury Associated with Dietary Supplement Use,” presented by Paul (Skip) Hayashi, Ph.D., Division of Hepatology and Nutrition, Office of New Drugs, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, MD. The ODS Seminar Series is available by webinar only. Contact ODS to receive viewing information: ODS@nih.gov
     
  • Oct. 17-20: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, FNCE (2020)external link disclaimer, (Virtual): ODS's Johanna Dwyer, D.Sc., R.D., receives the Elaine R. Monsen Memorial Award for Outstanding Research Literature. The poster, "A New Iodine Database for Evaluating Dietary Intake" by "ODS’s Abby Ershow, Ph.D.,and Jamie Gahche, Ph.D., M.P.H., USDA's Janet Roseland, M.S., R.D., Kristine Patterson, Ph.D., and Pamela Pehrsson, Ph.D., and FDA's Judith Spungen, M.S., R.D., will be displayed throughout the conference. Ms. Roseland will be answering questions from attendees on Monday, October 19 from 1 - 2 p.m. ET.  

November 2020

December 2020

  • Dec. 2 (11 a.m. - Noon ET): ODS Seminar: “Laboratory Quality Assurance Challenges for Nutrition-related Diet and Clinical Measurements,” presented by Christine Pfeiffer, Ph.D., Division of Laboratory Science, Nutritional Biomarkers Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA. The ODS Seminar Series is available by webinar only. Contact ODS to receive viewing information: ODS@nih.gov

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

  • National Nutrition Month (Date TBD): ODS webinar focused on “Dietary Supplements: What You Need to Know.”
     
  • March 10 (11 a.m. - Noon ET): ODS Seminar: “Plant Flavonoids and Human Health,” presented by Guido F. Pauli, Ph.D., University of Illinois, Chicago, IL. The ODS Seminar Series is available by webinar only. Contact ODS to receive viewing information: ODS@nih.gov
     
  • March 29 - April 1: Oxford International Conference on the Science of Botanicalsexternal link disclaimer. ODS staff participation anticipated.

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 10-11: ODS Anniversary Scientific Symposium featuring talks by experts in the field of dietary supplement science and presentations by early-career scientists from the ODS Scholars program. Location to be determined: Virtual event or NIH Porter Building.
     
  • 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 

June 2021

  • June 9-11: Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum. Note: Application process opens in January 2021. Join ODS listserv to receive notification. Location to be determined: Virtual event or NIH Lister Hill Auditorium. 
     
  • 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