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ASN develops blue ribbon Advisory Committee focused on ensuring trust in nutrition science

American Society for Nutrition

The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) has announced the creation of an Advisory Committee that will focus on ensuring the public trust in academic and professional scientific societies through best practices in scientific rigor and transparency.

The Advisory Committee is charged with identifying best practices to allow effective collaborations while ensuring that ASN's activities are transparent, advance research, and maintain scientific rigor; engendering trust among all nutrition science stakeholders. The Committee will be chaired by Dr. Cutberto Garza of Boston College. A complete listing of Advisory Committee members is available online: http://bit.ly/1K9TIs9.

"Maintaining trust among all constituencies and stakeholders is paramount in ensuring that ASN and its membership are effective in carrying out ASN's mission, to develop and extend the knowledge of nutrition through fundamental, multidisciplinary, and clinical research." said ASN President Dr. Patrick Stover. The Advisory Committee will meet over the next year to develop the best practices.

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ASN is the authoritative voice on nutrition and publisher of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, The Journal of Nutrition, and Advances in Nutrition. Established in 1928, ASN's more than 5,000 members in more than 75 countries work in academia, practice, government and industry. ASN advances excellence in nutrition research and practice through its publications, education, public affairs and membership programs, reaching over 36 million individuals annually. Visit us at http://www.nutrition.org.

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