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Roster of the Food Advisory Committee

Applying for Membership on FDA Advisory Committees

As part of the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) ongoing efforts to recruit qualified experts with minimal conflicts of interest who are interested in serving on FDA advisory committees, FDA is requesting nominations for members to serve on its advisory committees.

Current Number of Vacancies: 0
Note, one or more vacancies may be in the nomination process or a final appointment may have been made.

Richard A. Durst, Ph.D.
Expertise: Food Science, Food
Technology & Chemistry
Term Ending: 8/26/13 - 6/30/17
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
Department of Food Science & Technology
Cornell University
425 Riley-Robb Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

Designated Federal Official
Karen L. Strambler, M.B.A.
HFS 024-Rm 1B-016
5100 Paint Branch Parkway
College Park, MD 20740
e-mail: FoodAdvisoryCommittee@fda.hhs.gov

Kevin L. Armbrust, Ph.D.
Expertise: Analytical Chemistry
Term Ending: 1/10/13 - 6/30/16
Claiborne Chair and Professor
Department of Environmental Sciences
School of the Coast and Environment
Louisiana State University
1259 Energy, Coast and Environment Bldg.
Baton Rouge, LA.   70803


Orthnell George Dowdie, Ph.D.**
Expertise: Food Technology
Term Ending: 7/1/11 - 6/30/15
Senior Vice President
Global Research, Development, and Quality
Campbell Soup Company
1 Campbell Place
Camden, NJ 08103

Maria Luz Fernandez, Ph.D.
Expertise: Nutrition
Term Ending Date: 8/3/10 - 6/30/14
Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences
University of Connecticut
3624 Horsebarn Road Ext, Unit 4017
Storrs, CT 06269

Harry Fong, H.S., Ph.D.
Expertise: Pharmacognosy
Term Ending: 8/5/11 - 6/30/15
Professor Emeritus of Pharmacognosy
Department of Medicinal Chemistry and
College of Pharmacy
University of Illinois at Chicago
833 S. Wood Street, Room 539
Chicago, IL 60612

A. Wallace Hayes, Ph.D.
Expertise: Toxicology & Chemistry
Term Ending: 8/26/13 - 6/30/17
Retired Toxicologist
Andover, MA 01810

Charles Gerba, Ph.D.
Expertise: Environmental Microbiology
Term Ending: 8/3/10 - 6/30/14
Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science
University of Arizona
Tuscon, AZ 85721

Lisa Lefferts, MSPH*
Expertise: Environmental Health
Term Ending: 10/29/10 - 6/30/14
Senior Scientist
Center for Science in the Public Interest
1220 L Street, NW
Washington DC 20005

Joan Menke-Schaenzer**
Expertise: Food Science
Term Ending Date: 8/2/10 - 6/30/14
Chief Global Quality Officer
ConAgra Foods
6 ConAgra Drive
Omaha, NE 68102

Donald S. Orth, Ph.D.
Expertise: Microbiology
Term Ending: 8/26/13 - 6/30/17
Orth Consulting, L.L.C.
Surprise, AZ 85374


Urvashi Rangan, Ph.D.*
Expertise: Toxicology and Food Safety
Term Ending: 8/26/13 - 6/30/17
Consumers Union
101 Truman Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10703

A. Catharine Ross, Ph.D.
Expertise: Nutrition
Term Ending: 8/26/13 - 6/30/17
Professor of Nutrition
Occupant, Dorothy Foehr Huck Chair
Department of Nutritional Sciences
Pennsylvania State University
110/204 Chandlee Building
University Park, PA 16802

Wayne Shreffler, Ph.D., M.D.
Expertise:  Pediatric Immunology
Term Ending Date: 8/5/11 - 6/30/15
Director, Food Allergy Center
Food Allergy Center
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114

James H. Swain, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.
Expertise: Nutrition
Term: 11/26/13 - 6/30/15
Associate Professor & Director
Didactic Program in Dietetics
Department of Nutrition, School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

Kendall B. Wallace, Ph.D.
Expertise: Toxicology & Biochemistry
Term Ending: 8/5/11 - 6/30/15
University of Minnesota Medical School
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
1035 University Drive
Duluth, MN 55812

Walter C. Willett, M.D., M.P.H., Dr. P.H.
Expertise: Epidemiology
Term Ending: 1/10/13 - 6/30/16
Chairman, Department of Nutrition,
Harvard School of Public Health
651 Huntington
Boston, MA 02115

Carl Winter, Ph.D.
Expertise: Chemistry
Term Ending Date: 8/4/10 - 6/30/14
Extension Food Toxicologist
Food Science and Technology
University of California
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

* consumer representatives
**industry representatives