Dr Malden Nesheim
Dr Malden Nesheim is Cornell University Provost Emeritus and since his retirement in 1997 he is Professor of Nutrition Emeritus, Division of Nutritional Sciences. In 1974, Nesheim was named Professor of Nutrition, and Director of the Division of Nutritional Sciences. In 1987 he was appointed Vice President for Planning and Budgeting for Cornell, and in 1989, he became Cornell University Provost. Nesheim spent several years on the Council of the American Institute of Nutrition (now American Society for Nutrition) and was President of the Society in 1986-87. He was a member of the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine for 9 years and served on many review panels of the USDA and the National Institutes of Health, including serving as Chair of the Nutrition Study Section. He chaired a joint United States Department of Agriculture/Department of Health and Human Services committee that prepared the 1990 edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. In 1995 he was appointed Chair of a Presidential Commission on Dietary Supplement Labels that reviewed some of the issues involved in new legislation on dietary supplements.