Dr. Jean A. Pennington : NIDDK

Dr. Jean A. Pennington

NIDDK, National Institutes of Health
Building 2DEM, Room 629
6707 Democracy Blvd.
Bethesda, MD 20892
Tel: 301-594-8822
Fax: 301-480-3768
Email: penningtonj@mail.nih.gov

Current Position:

Research Nutritionist, NIH Division of Nutrition Research Coordination

Current Portfolio/Responsibilities:
Chair the NIH Nutrition Coordinating Committee Nutrition Education Subcommittee, which reviews nutrition education materials developed by NIH ICs.  Serve on the DHHS Nutrition Policy Board Committee on Dietary Guidance, which reviews nutrition education materials developed by DHHS and USDA agencies.  Reviews national and international nutrition policy documents and coordinates NIH comments on these documents.  Serve as Guest Editor for proceedings of the National Nutrient Databank Conference.

Previous Training and Experience:

BA, Physiology, University of CA, Berkeley, 1967

PhD, Nutrition, University of CA, Berkeley, 1973

California College Teaching Credential, 1972

Registered Dietitian, 1975-present

Captain/Scientist Director, US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps

Nutritionist, FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, 1992-96

Associate Director for Dietary Surveillance, FDA Division of Nutrition, 1979-92

Nutrition and Physiology Instructor, City College of San Francisco, 1972-79

Nutrition Instructor, San Francisco State University, 1977

Nutrition Instructor, University of CA, Berkeley Extension, 1971-72

Research/Teaching Assistant, Department of Nutrition, University of California, Berkeley, 1967-72

Committees/ Working Groups:

Steering Committee of the National Nutrient Databank Conference

Dietary Guidelines Alliance Committee

Chair, Scholarship Committee, Society for Nutrition Education Foundation

Other Activities:

Editorial Board, Journal of the American Dietetic Association

Editorial Board, Journal of Food Composition and Analysis

Board, Society for Nutrition Education Foundation

Page last updated: September 01, 2007

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