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Infant Formula: Evaluating the Safety of New Ingredients
George L. Baker, M.D., retired in 1999 from Mead Johnson Nutritionals where he was vice president and medical director. In this role he provided regulatory, technical, and medical oversight for the launch of new ingredients for infant formulas and drugs. Prior to joining Mead Johnson in 1983, Dr. Baker was associate dean of the College of Medicine and a professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Iowa. Dr. Baker holds an A.B. and an M.D. from the University of Missouri and completed his pediatric residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Susan S. Baker, M.D., Ph.D., is a professor of pediatrics at the State University of New York at Buffalo and codirector of the Digestive Diseases and Nutrition Center at Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. Her research interests are in pediatrics, general nutrition, and the barrier function of the gastrointestinal tract. Dr. Baker received her M.D. from Temple University School of Medicine and her Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She recently completed service as chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Nutrition and chair of the American Board of Pediatrics Gastroenterology Sub Board. Presently, Dr. Baker is chair of the North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Patient Care Committee.
Cheston M. Berlin Jr., M.D., is a university professor of pediatrics and professor of pharmacology at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Penn State Children’s Hospital. His expertise and research interests are in pediatric nutrition, lactation, breastfeeding, drugs in human milk, failure to thrive, phenylketonuria, Tourette syndrome, drugs and nutrition, and caffeine. Dr. Berlin received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Society for Nutritional Sciences, and the American Society for Clinical Nutrition and is chair of the U.S. Pharmacopeia Immunizing Agents Expert Committee.
William C. Franke, Ph.D., is an associate director of the Center for Advanced Food Technology at Rutgers University. He provides technical expertise in the area of product development and food regulations, especially as related to nutraceuticals, and develops new opportunities for technology transfer to small and large companies. He also contributes to administration, marketing, and strategic planning. Previously he spent 28 years at Lipton/ Unilever, where he served in a number of senior management positions in product development, quality assurance, and regulatory affairs. Most recently he was Vice President for Scientific and Regulatory Affairs with Unilever United States. He is a member of the boards of the Cancer Institute of New Jersey and the Institute of Food Technologists Foundation.
Michael K. Georgieff, M.D., is a professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Child Development and codirector of the Center for Neurobehavioral Development at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. His expertise and research interests are in fetal and neonatal nutrition and neurodevelopment, with special emphasis on the effect of fetal/ neonatal iron nutrition on brain development and neurocognitive function and the effect of illness on neonatal protein-energy metabolism. Dr. Georgieff received his M.D. from the Washington University Medical School. He is a member of the Perinatal Research Society, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Society for Pediatric Research, and the American Pediatric Society.
James M. Ntambi, Ph.D., is the Steenbock Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His expertise and research