COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Joanne Lupton, a Texas A&M University distinguished professor, has been appointed to the
Board of the Institute of Medicine, effective July 1.
The appointment was made by Institute of Medicine president Harvey V. Fineberg and National Research Council Chair and National Academy of Sciences president Ralph Cicerone.
Lupton, who was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2009, also is a Regents Professor, University Faculty Fellow and holds the William W. Allen Endowed Chair in Nutrition in the College of Agriculture and Life Science at Texas A&M.
“This is quite a prestigious position and certainly can build inroads on behalf of the college and department,” said Dr. Jimmy Keeton, head of the department of food and nutrition at Texas A&M University in College Station.
Her term will continue through 2014.
The Food and Nutrition Board provides “strategic and program development advice to the food and nutrition programs in the Institute of Medicine,” an arm of the National Academy of Science, according to the institute announcement.
According to its website, the Institute of Medicine “ is an independent, nonprofit organization that works outside of government to provide unbiased and authoritative advice to decision makers and the public” and with a mission “as adviser to the nation to improve health.”