|Dr. Wesley Burks named chair of Food Allergy Initiative’s Medical Advisory Board|
|Tuesday, May 29, 2012|
Wesley Burks, MD, one of the world’s leading experts in pediatric allergy, will become chair of the Medical Advisory Board of the Food Allergy Initiative (FAI), the world’s largest source of private funding for food allergy research, effective June 1, 2012. As chair of FAI’s Medical Advisory Board, Dr. Burks will lead a team of prominent scientists, clinicians, and experts in the field of drug development.
“We are proud to welcome Dr. Burks as chair of FAI’s Medical Advisory Board,” said Todd J. Slotkin, chair of FAI’s board of directors. “This appointment comes at a time when a cure for food allergy is within our grasp. As an internationally renowned scientist, teacher, and clinician, Dr. Burks has the knowledge and experience to lead our efforts to solve this major public health problem, which affects 5.9 million children—two in every classroom.”
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The Associated Press
Do your kids love chocolate milk? It may have more calories on average than you thought. Same goes for soda.
Until now, the only way to find out what people in the United States eat and how many calories they consume has been government data, which can lag behind the rapidly expanding and changing food marketplace. Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are trying to change that by creating a gargantuan map of what foods Americans are buying and eating.