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Stephanie Atkinson PhD

MEMBER SINCE: Nov 28, 2005
LAST UPDATED: Jul 23, 2008

PROFILE: Dr. Stephanie Atkinson is Professor, Department of Pediatrics, and Associate Member, Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, a member of the McMaster Medical Sciences Graduate Faculty in the Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, and is a Special Professional Staff in McMaster Children’s Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Atkinson directs an internationally recognized research program in pediatric nutrition and body composition and bone metabolism particularly pertaining to prematurely born infants and children with bone disorders secondary to pediatric diseases or drug therapy. She has
served on the McMaster University Senate, the inaugural Governing Council of The Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), as chair of the Scientific Committee on Oversight of Grants and Awards Competitions of CIHR and executive member of the Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientists’ Program. From 1995-2004, she held an appointment on the Standing Committee for the Scientific Evaluation of the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) and was Chair of the DRI Panel on Calcium and Related Nutrients. Dr. Atkinson has been an expert advisor to many groups including the Life Science Research Office, the Nutrition Committee of the Canadian Pediatric Society, the March of Dimes, and Health Canada. She is Past-President of the American Society for Nutrition (the first Canadian ever elected to this position) and Executive Member of the Scientific Advisory Council of Osteoporosis Canada. She recently received the Ryley-Jeffs Memorial Award from Dietitians of Canada and the Danone Institute Distinguished Nutrition Leadership Award in recognition of her professional accomplishments and proven ability to chart new directions in the field of nutrition.

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Inst./Company McMaster University
Dept. Department of Pediatrics
Division Nutrition, Metabolism & Exercise
Position Professor and Associate Chair (Research), Pediatrics Associate Member, Dept Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences, Faculty Member, Medical Sciences Graduate Program
Province ON
Country Canada
Category Other
Faculty Yes
Member Id# 189

Stephanie Atkinson


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Keywords: Anticonvulsants, Biochemistry, Biomarker, Body composition, Calcium, Children, Clinical trials, Education, Epigenetics, Metabolomics, Minerals, Musculoskeletal system and rehabilitation, Muskuloskeletal, Nutrigenomics, Nutrition, Nutrition, parenteral, Nutritional supplements, Pregnancy, Steroids, Vitamin