1922 - 2017
It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of John Doull, MD, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics, Kansas University Medical Center on 24 March 2017. Dr. Doull was a pioneering toxicologist who co-authored the seminal text “Casarett and Doull’s Toxicology,” first published in 1975 and updated regularly since then.
Dr. Doull began volunteering his time and expertise to ILSI in 1988 as a science advisor to the ILSI Risk Science Institute. He was a guiding force in ILSI’s prioritization of chemical risk assessment methodologies and a strong proponent of ILSI’s work on thresholds and mechanism-based toxicology.
Dr. Doull was elected to the ILSI Research Foundation Board of Trustees and the ILSI Board of Trustees in 2005. He served as a member of the ILSI Board of Trustees Executive Committee from 2008 – 2012.
Not only was Dr. Doull he an excellent scientist, he was s a gentleman in the best sense of that word – a person with whom you are always delighted to be associated. Contributions in his memory are welcome to The John Doull MD & PHD Symposium in Toxicology Endowment Fund at the KU Endowment Fund Association, PO Box 928, Lawrence, KS 66044.
Thank you, Dr. Doull, for your leadership at ILSI, your innovation in science, and your contribution to the human condition.
Congratulations to Connie Weaver!
ILSI’s Global Nutrition Strategy focuses collaborative energy on three objectives.
Cross-geography cooperation underpins the One ILSI Food Safety Initiative.
Beth Brueggemeyer retires after 32 years of service to ILSI.
Indicadores de Qualidade em Terapia Nutricional Pediátrica
ILSI Brasil Monograph
English Title: Quality Indicators of Pediatric Nutrition Therapy
This publication explores the standardization of indicators of quality of protocols and best practices in nutrition therapy. Please note this publication is in Portuguese: Nutrition Therapy
Manual de Lactários: Lactário nos Estabelecimentos Assistenciais de Saúde e Creches
ILSI Brasil Monograph
English title: Nursing in Nursing and Care Facilities
This manual outlines best practices for health professionals and health institutions for safe infant feeding. This text is in Portuguese: Nursing
Microbioma Intestinal no Início da Vida
ILSI Brasil Monograph
English title: Intestinal Microbiota in Early Life
This publication explores the role of the gut microbiota in infant disease and in chronic disease later in life. This publication is in Portuguese: Microbiota
Improving selection of markers in nutrition research: evaluation of the criteria proposed by the ILSI Europe Marker Validation Initiative
Nutrition Research Reviews
Biomarkers are essential in nutrition research, however, their use is not standardized across the discipline. This publication tests criteria biomarkers should meet and provides a template to evaluate their utility in nutrition research. This publication is available online:
An evaluation of the utility of LVdP/dt40, QA interval, LVdP/dtmin and Tau as indicators of drug-induced changes in contractility and lusitropy in dogs
Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods
The goal of the studies described here was to determine whether assessment of alternate measures of cardiac inotropy could detect drug-induced changes in the contractile state of the heart using drugs known to have clinically relevant positive and negative effects on myocardial contractility. Open Access and available here: contractility
Non-Lethal Endotoxin Injection: A Rat Model of Hypercoagulability
This article characterizes a time course model of inflammation and hemostatic activation in rats treated with bacterial endotoxin (lipopolysaccharide, LPS) through a combination of traditional histologic and clinicopathologic endpoints and analyses of novel circulating biomarkers, including microRNA (miRNA) and extracellular vesicle (EV) profiles. Open Access and available here: Hypercoagulability
Crop Health and Its Global Impacts on the Components of Food Security
This article attempts to develop a framework to assess impacts of plant diseases, referred collectively to as crop health, on food security. The authors combined different existing definitions of food security in order to develop a framework consisting of the six components. Available online for journal subscribers and for purchase: Crop Health
Food Contact Material: Quality, Safety & Control Management
14 April 2017
ILSI Taiwan's Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium Food Contact Materials：Their Quality, Safety and Control Management will feature experts from Asia, Europe, and North America. Presentations will share examples of systems for managing safety and quality with the goal to provide local industry and health and safety officials international context as they develop their own practices and procedures. The program is available in English: FCM
14th International Symposium on the Biosafety of GMOs
ILSI Research Foundation
4 - 8 June 2017
Registration is open for this biennial, international meeting. ILSI Research Foundation staff will be part of the comprehensive program presenting on environmental risk assessment of GMOs, the potential of genetic engineering for insect control, and biotechnology and sustainable food systems. Complete information is available the ILSI Research Foundation website: ISBGMO14