Functional Foods Subject Of Annual Patrick Lecture Set For April 18

Elizabeth S. Reames, Merrill, Thomas A.  |  4/22/2005 8:12:49 PM

News Release Distributed 03/31/05

Functional foods and the role they play in disease risks will be the subject of a public lecture on the LSU campus April 18.

Titled "Functional Foods, Disease Risk and You," the lecture will be presented by Dr. John Milner of the National Cancer Institute at 7 p.m. April 18 in the Energy, Coast and Environment Building on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge.

The seventh in an annual series of lectures known as the Patrick Lecture Series, the lecture is sponsored by an endowment established in 1998 by Drs. Bill and Ruth Patrick of Baton Rouge. The annual lectures bring a noted scholar with international distinction to the campus each year.

Milner, who is chief of the Nutritional Science Research Group in the National Cancer Institute’s Division of Cancer Prevention, also has served as a faculty member and administrator at Pennsylvania State University and the University of Illinois.

He is a member of a number of professional associations, including many in the areas of nutrition, food science and cancer research, and he has served in an advisory capacity to a number of groups in his field.

A prolific author of professional journal articles, book chapters and abstracts, Milner also serves on the editorial boards for such professional publications as the Journal of Medical Food, Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, Nutrition and Cancer, Comprehensive Reviews of Food Science/Food Safety and Nutrition, and The Journal of Nutrition.

While in Baton Rouge, Milner also will participate in discussions and activities involving LSU AgCenter researchers and extension specialists, as well as other LSU faculty members and students.

The subject of the annual Patrick lecture alternates between human nutrition/food science and wetland sciences/coastal studies – reflecting the professional interests of the donors. The late Dr. Bill Patrick was director of the LSU Wetland Biogeochemistry Institute, and his wife Dr. Ruth Patrick was a food and nutrition specialist with the LSU AgCenter at the time they established the endowment for the lecture series.


Contact:     Beth Reames at (225) 578-3929 or
Writer:        Tom Merrill at (225) 578-2263 or

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