PCRM 2005: The Year in Review: PCRM Presents
Part of PCRM’s mission is to get the word out about new research on nutrition—not only to the public, but also to other scientists, doctors, and nutritionists. In 2005, PCRM experts shared groundbreaking information about the benefits of vegetarian diets with colleagues at professional conferences around the world.
In June, PCRM president Neal Barnard, M.D., delivered findings from a PCRM diabetes study at the American Diabetes Association in San Diego. Later that summer, he and Brie Turner-McGrievy, M.S., R.D., presented additional results from the study to the American Association of Diabetes Educators in Washington, D.C.
In the fall, associate director of nutrition Tim Radak, Dr.P.H., R.D., refuted the dairy industry’s false claim that milk consumption aids in weight loss at an important meeting of the North American Association for the Study of Obesity.
And in December, Dr. Barnard, along with senior nutrition scientist Amy Joy Lanou, Ph.D., and Jen Reilly, R.D., made presentations at the American Public Health Conference in Philadelphia on diabetes, soymilk acceptability, weight loss, and using the Internet to educate the public about dangers of high-protein diets.