Pros and Cons of Using Animal Models to Advance Nutrition Research in Relation to Colon Cancer Prevention - Webinar


Portrait of Robert S. Chapkin,  MSc, Ph.D.Robert S. Chapkin, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor and Allen Endowed Chair
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX

Dr. Robert S. Chapkin is the director of the Program in Integrative Nutrition & Complex Diseases and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Center for Environmental Health Research at Texas A&M. During the past 30 years he has published over 275 peer-reviewed articles in nutrition, membrane biology, cancer biology, non-invasive biomarkers and immunology. He was recently recognized as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow (2019) and awarded a National Cancer Institute (NCI) R35 Outstanding Investigator Award (2016-2023) to extend novel cancer prevention strategies to delineate the nuclear and plasma membrane targeted mechanisms modulating stem cell responses to exogenous (diet-derived) and endogenous (gut microbial) bioactive agents.

Portrait of Steven K. Clinton,  M.D., Ph.D.Steven Clinton, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Comprehensive Cancer Center
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

Dr. Steven Clinton is a physician-scientist at The Ohio State University (OSU) and serves as director of genitourinary oncology for The James Cancer Hospital where he manages the Prostate Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic. Dr. Clinton serves the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center as Program Leader for Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention.  He has an active laboratory research program that focuses primarily on understanding prostate carcinogenesis, well as its prevention and treatment. One area of research for his program emphasizes the impact of dietary patterns, specific foods and nutrients on cancer risk. These studies are often conducted in collaboration with scientists in other disciplines at OSU, such as food science and agriculture, in a coordinated "crops to clinic" research effort.  Dr. Clinton has served on NAS-IOM for Dietary Reference Intake panel for Vitamin D and Calcium, the NIH USDA Dietary Guidelines for America 2015-2020 committee, and the AICR-WCRF committee in preparing the 2018 report “Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer: A Global Perspective”.

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Photo of Gabriela Riscuta,  M.D., C.N.S.Gabriela Riscuta, M.D., C.N.S.
Program Director
Nutritional Science Research Group
Division of Cancer Prevention
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD, USA