HPU Biology Instructor Presents At NERA Journal Club

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 6, 2009 ? Eleanor Russell, instructor of biology at High Point University, recently gave a presentation for the Nutrition Epidemiology Research and Applications (NERA) Journal Club.
She made the presentation, titled “Exploring Long-term Dietary Supplementation,” to club members on Sept. 11 at the Women?s Health Center of Excellence at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem.
“The presentation was an effort to determine the level and quality of evidence for the recommendation for or against dietary supplementation,” Russell says. “This was a report from my review of the literature and indicates that we still don?t have clear evidence either way.”
This topic is important, she says, since our country is concerned about the cost of healthcare, the pharmaceutical industry, supplement industry, food delivery systems, access to food, the nutritional quality of the foods that the population eats today and more.
“This continues to be an exciting research area for many parties – healthcare, corporate and economic entities, political and individuals – who are all watching the outcomes of scientific exploration of long-term dietary supplementation,” Russell says.
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students from 50 countries and 44 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” HPU was included in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” 2009 listings. The university offers 68 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at www.highpoint.edu. Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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