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In addition to serving as CHORI Executive Director, Dr. King is also a Professor of Nutrition at the University of California, at Berkeley and Davis. Throughout a long and distinguished career, Dr. King has made substantive contributions to the body of human nutrition research, application, and policy development. In recognition of her national and international reputation, she was elected to the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine in 1994, and in 2007, she was inducted into the USDA Research Hall of Fame. She directed the USDA Western Human Nutrition Research Center at the University of California, Davis (1995-2002) and chaired the Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of California, Berkeley (1988-1994). Dr. King’s impact on the field of human nutrition extends well beyond her research accomplishments. For example, she chaired the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)/U.S. Health and Human Services (USHHS) Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. The committee’s work resulted in the publication of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005 that had a significant impact on what Americans eat. When Dr. King was the Chair of the Institute of Medicine, Food and Nutrition Board in 1994, the paradigm for the then new Dietary Reference Intakes was established. She recently chaired a United Nations University, Food and Agriculture Organization, World Health Organization Joint Committee on Dietary Harmonization and is a member of the United Nations International Consultative Group on Zinc. Dr. King has published over 225 scientific papers, review articles, and book chapters. She has trained over 65 graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and visiting scientists.

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