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Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum Presentation Videos

Practicum attendees

All of the 2017 and five of the 2018 Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum presentations were videotaped and are available for viewing on the NIH Office of the Director YouTube channel. 

NEW 2018 presentations include: The Concept of Safety, A Conversation with Industry, A Conversation with Watchdogs, An Industry and Watchdog Panel, and The Microbiome and Nutrition. 


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OPENING

Welcome and Setting the Stage: What ODS Does - Paul Coates, Ph.D., ODS, NIH (2017)external link disclaimer 
Overview of Dietary Supplement Use - Regan Bailey, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., ODS, NIH and Purdue University (2017)external link disclaimer
Paul Coates, Ph.D., director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) sets the stage for the 2017 ODS Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum. Dr. Coates welcomes the participants and describes the history, mission, and work of ODS, which was established by the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA). Regan Bailey, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D, practicum director and scientific consultant at ODS and associate professor in the Department of Nutrition Science at Purdue University, follows with a detailed overview of U.S. dietary supplement use by adults and children based on data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), including the most commonly used dietary supplement products in the U.S.
  
SESSION 1: RESEARCH AND REGULATION 

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What the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Does - Sibyl Swift, Ph.D., FDA (2017)external link disclaimer
Sibyl Swift, Ph.D., special assistant in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Office of Dietary Supplement Programs, talks about the FDA’s dietary supplement-related responsibilities and how the FDA’s regulation of dietary supplement products differs from those covering conventional foods and medicine.

What the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Does - Michelle Rusk, J.D., FTC (2017)external link disclaimer
Michelle Rusk, J.D., senior staff attorney in the Division of Advertising Practices, Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), explains the FTC’s dietary supplement-related responsibilities and how its regulation of these products differs from conventional foods.

Dietary Supplement Research and Regulation Panel Discussion - Michelle Rusk, J.D., FTC  and Sibyl Swift, Ph.D., FDA (2017)external link disclaimer
Michelle Rusk and Sibyl Swift respond to questions from the audience following their presentations.

Food vs. Drugs vs. Dietary Supplements - Joe Betz, Ph.D., ODS, NIH (2017)external link disclaimer
Joseph Betz, Ph.D., director of the Analytical Methods and Reference Materials Program in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), presents information on the principles upon which food, drugs, and dietary supplements are regulated. 

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NIH Support for Research and Training on Nutrition and Dietary Supplements - Abby Ershow, Sc.D., R.D., ODS, NIH (2017)external link disclaimer
Abby Ershow, Sc.D., R.D., senior nutrition scientist in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), explains how to navigate the NIH extramural funding system and talks about funding opportunities for research on nutrition and dietary supplements.



SESSION 2: RIGOR AND REPRODUCIBILITY IN DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS RESEARCH

Analytical Characterization of Dietary Supplements: Overview of Methods, Standards, and Quality Assurance - Adam Kuszak, Ph.D., ODS, NIH (2017)external link disclaimer
Adam Kuszak, Ph.D., health policy analyst in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), talks about the principles of dietary supplement characterization by introducing the concepts of identity, purity, quality, and composition. Dr. Kuszak provides an overview of the analytical challenges and needs in dietary supplement research, and the importance of standards and reference materials.
 
Challenges in Research on Botanical Dietary Supplements - Barbara Sorkin, Ph.D., ODS, NIH (2017)external link disclaimer
Barbara Sorkin, Ph.D., director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Centers for Advancing Research on Botanicals and Other Natural Products (CARBON) Program, at the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) talks about how the concepts of efficacy, safety, and identity/quality are addressed in studying botanicals and plant-derived ingredients. Dr. Sorkin provides an overview of the CARBON Program.

SESSION 3: EFFICACY AND SAFETY
 

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Efficacy and Effectiveness: Lines of Evidence in Supplement Research - Howard Sesso, Sc.D., M.P.H., Harvard Medical School (2017)external link disclaimer
Howard Sesso, Sc.D., M.P.H., associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, explains the concepts of efficacy and effectiveness, and how they are defined, measured, studied, and reported in regard to dietary supplements. Dr. Sesso describes the different types of research studies used to determine efficacy and effectiveness and provides examples of dietary supplement research.

NEW Safety: The Concept of Safety, Its Measurement, and Reporting - Mary Hardy, M.D., George Washington University Medical School  (2018)external link disclaimer
Mary Hardy, M.D., board certified in internal medicine and a specialist in botanical and integrative medicine, explains the concept of safety and how it is defined, measured, studied, and reported in regard to dietary supplements. Dr. Hardy provides examples to illustrate the ways in which the safety of various supplement ingredients have been evaluated. She discusses the patchwork of systems in place to monitor for adverse effects of supplements and how safety concerns vary by population subgroups.

Safety: The Concept of Safety, Its Measurement, and Reporting - Christine Taylor, Ph.D., ODS, NIH (2017)external link disclaimer
Christine Taylor, Ph.D., senior nutrition scientist at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), explains the concept of safety and how it is defined, measured, studied, and reported in regard to dietary supplements. Dr. Taylor provides examples to illustrate the ways in which the safety of various supplement ingredients have been evaluated. She discusses the patchwork of systems in place to monitor for adverse effects of supplements and how safety concerns vary by population subgroups.
 
Supplemental Soy and Disease Prevention: How Strong Is the Evidence? - Mindy Kurzer, Ph.D., University of Minnesota (2017)external link disclaimer
Mindy Kurzer, Ph.D., professor of nutrition and director of the Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute at the University of Minnesota, talks about soy supplement research, illustrates the range of soy studies, and describes how each type of study has contributed to overall knowledge of this ingredient. 
 

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Interactions between Supplements and Drugs - Bill Gurley, Ph.D., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy (2017)external link disclaimer
Bill J. Gurley, Ph.D., professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy and director of the UAMS Clinical Pharmacokinetics Research Laboratory, describes some of the major means and mechanisms by which ingredients in supplements and medicines may interact and the potential clinical implications of these interactions.
 
Dietary Supplements and the U.S. Department of Defense - Patricia Deuster, Ph.D., M.P.H., CNS, FACSM, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (2017)external link disclaimer
Patricia Deuster, Ph.D., M.P.H., C.N.S., F.A.C.S.M., professor in the Department of Military and Emergency Medicine and director of the Consortium for Health and Military Performance, a Defense Center of Excellence at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) School of Medicine, describes the different types of research studies on dietary supplements in the military and their respective strengths and weaknesses. Dr. Deuster introduces the Operation Supplement Safety (https://www.opss.org/external link disclaimer) program and other DoD dietary supplement research initiatives.

SESSION 4: MEETING THE STAKEHOLDERS

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Attendees will hear from those who study, advocate, regulate, or educate on dietary supplements. Topics for speakers to address include: (1) Describe the purposes of your organization in relation to dietary supplements and what its perspectives and views are regarding these products; and (2) describe your activities in matters related to supplements (including manufacture, marketing, and regulation) and in providing information/education about these products.

 

NEW Meeting the Stakeholders: Conversation with the Industry (Panel 1 of 2)  - Laura Harkness, Ph.D., R.D., Church & Dwight; Merle Zimmerman, Ph.D., American Herbal, and  Douglas “Duffy” MacKay, N.D., Council for Responsible Nutrition (2018)external link disclaimer
Laura Harkness, Ph.D., R.D., vice president, global research and development for health & wellbeing and personal care at Church & Dwight, Merle Zimmermann, Ph.D., chief information analyst for the American Herbal Products Association, and Douglas “Duffy” MacKay, N.D., senior vice president for scientific and regulatory affairs for the Council for Responsible Nutrition, describe the missions and activities of their organizations in relation to dietary supplement products and their perspectives and views regarding these products.

Meeting the Stakeholders: Conversation with the Industry (Panel 1 of 2)external link disclaimer  - Michael McBurney, Ph.D.,  DSM Nutritional Products Inc.; Merle Zimmerman, Ph.D., American Herbal, and  Steven Mister, Esq., Council for Responsible Nutrition (2017)external link disclaimer
Michael McBurney, Ph.D., vice president of science, communications, and advocacy at DSM Nutritional Products Inc., Merle Zimmerman, Ph.D., chief information analyst for the American Herbal Products Association, and Steven Mister, Esq., president and CEO of the Council for Responsible Nutrition, describe the missions and activities of their organizations in relation to dietary supplement products and their perspectives and views regarding these products.

NEW Meeting the Stakeholders: Meet the Watchdogs (Panel 2 of 2) - Laura MacCleery, J.D., Center for Science in the Public Interest, Tod Cooperman, M.D., ConsumerLab.com, and James Hamblin, M.D., The Atlantic (2018)external link disclaimer
Laura MacCleery, J.D., policy director at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Tod Cooperman, M.D., founder and president of ConsumerLab.com, and James Hamblin, M.D., writer and senior editor at The Atlantic, talk about the missions of their organizations in relation to dietary supplements and their perspectives and views regarding these products. Each describes their activities related to providing information/education about dietary supplements.

Meeting the Stakeholders: Meet the Watchdogs (Panel 2 of 2)external link disclaimer - David Schardt, M.S., Center for Science in the Public Interest, Mark Anderson, Ph.D., ConsumerLab.com, and Sarah Klein, Prevention Magazine(2017)external link disclaimer
David Schardt, M.S., senior nutritionist at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Mark Anderson, Ph.D., vice president of research at ConsumerLab.com, and Sarah Klein, staff writer at Prevention Magazine, talk about the missions of their organizations in relation to dietary supplements and their perspectives and views regarding these products.

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NEW Discussion with Industry and Watchdog Panels - Industry: Laura Harkness, Ph.D., R.D., Church & Dwight; Merle Zimmerman, Ph.D., American Herbal, and  Douglas “Duffy” MacKay, N.D., Council for Responsible Nutrition. Watchdogs: Laura MacCleery, J.D., Center for Science in the Public Interest, Tod Cooperman, M.D., ConsumerLab.com, and James Hamblin, M.D., The Atlantic (2018)external link disclaimer
Presenters from the “Meet the Industry” and “Meet the Watchdogs” panels take questions from the audience.

Discussion with Industry and Watchdog Panels - Industry: Michael McBurney, Ph.D.,  DSM Nutritional Products Inc.; Merle Zimmerman, Ph.D., American Herbal, and  Steven Mister, Esq., Council for Responsible Nutrition. Watchdogs: David Schardt, M.S., Center for Science in the Public Interest, Mark Anderson, Ph.D., ConsumerLab.com, and Sarah Klein, Prevention Magazine (2017)external link disclaimer
Presenters from the “Meet the Industry” and “Meet the Watchdogs” panels take questions from the audience.
  
SESSION 5: SUPPLEMENT USE IN THE UNITED STATES & SPECIAL TOPICS 

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Motivations for Dietary Supplement Use - Johanna Dwyer, D.Sc., R.D., ODS, NIH and Tufts University (2017)external link disclaimer  
Johanna Dwyer, D.Sc., R.D., a senior scientist in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements ODS, talks about why people take supplements. She discusses the strengths and weaknesses of methodologies to collect this information and explores whether reasons for use differ depending on number and types of supplements taken. Dr. Dwyer describes results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) on motivations for supplement use.

NEW Emerging Science: The Microbiome and Nutrition, - Cindy D. Davis, Ph.D., ODS, NIH (2018)external link disclaimer
Cindy D. Davis, Ph.D., director of grants and extramural activities at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements, defines the human microbiome and describes the evidence that diet and dietary supplements can modulate the gastrointestinal microbial community structure. She also describes the evidence that the gastrointestinal microbiome can influence the response to dietary components and the relationship between dietary components and the microbiome and chronic diseases such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.

Dietary Supplement Databases and Other Useful Places - Joyce Merkel, M.S., R.D., ODS, NIH (2017)external link disclaimer
Joyce Merkel, M.S., R.D., scientific and health communications consultant in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), describes the purpose and value of several databases (including PubMed/Medline, ClinicalTrials.gov, NIH Dietary Supplement Label Database, and more) that provide information on dietary supplement ingredients. 

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Dietary Supplements for Weight Loss - Carol Haggans, M.S., R.D., ODS, NIH (2017)external link disclaimer
Carol Haggans, M.S., R.D., scientific and health communications consultant in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), gives an overview of the weight-loss supplement market and the types of products available. She summarizes the scientific evidence for selected ingredients in these products (including hoodia, chitosan, garcinia cambogia, raspberry ketone, chromium, and green tea) and the quality of that evidence. Ms. Haggans uses ephedra as a case study.
 
Analysis of the Evidence - Paul Thomas, Ed.D., R.D.N., ODS, NIH (2017)external link disclaimer
Paul Thomas, Ed.D., R.D.N., scientific consultant in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), illustrates the state of the science on the value or lack of value of selected dietary supplement ingredients (including multivitamins, antioxidants, biotin, and sodium bicarbonate) to promote health and manage problems. Dr. Thomas offers advice on selecting, recommending, and using dietary supplements.
 
Final Wrap-up to Practicum - Regan Bailey, Ph.D., R.D., Practicum Director, ODS, NIH, Paul Coates, Ph.D., Director of ODS, NIH, and Paul Thomas, Ed.D., R.D., ODS, NIH (2017)external link disclaimer
During this final session of the 2017 Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum, participants have the opportunity to ask any questions of three panelists: Regan Bailey, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., director of the practicum and scientific consultant at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) and associate professor in the Department of Nutrition Science at Purdue University, Paul Coates, Ph.D., Director of ODS, and Paul Thomas, Ed.D., R.D., scientific consultant at ODS.