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2021 Sterling B. Hendricks Memorial Lecturer

Fereidoon Shahidi

Fereidoon Shahidi, Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Functional Foods, Nutraceuticals, and Natural Health Products: Achievements and Challenges

Functional foods, natural health products and dietary supplements all provide a myriad of bioactive compounds that promote health and reduce disease risk. These include phenolic and polyphenolic compounds that offer antioxidant and other effects as well as omega-3 fatty acids that are important for their essential roles throughout different stages of life. While these effects are well documented, discrepancies often exist between in vitro and in vivo results. Factors such as incomplete extraction of bioactives, accounting for their metabolites and issues related to structural features of the molecules involved as well as their absorption and bioavailability all may need to be taken into consideration.

Presented at the American Chemical Society Fall Meeting on August 24, 2021.

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2022 Sterling B. Hendricks Memorial Lecture

The Agricultural Research Service is seeking nominations for the 2022 Sterling B. Hendricks Memorial Lecture, co-sponsored by the American Chemical Society (ACS)'s Divisions of Agrochemicals (AGRO) and Agricultural and Food Chemistry (AGFD) and in 2022, AGRO will host the lecture.

The lecture is a forum for a presentation on a scientific topic, trend, issue, or policy issue related to the chemical science of agriculture. An honorarium of $2,000, a medallion, and expenses to present the lecture are part of the award.

Nominees may be outstanding senior scientists in industry, university, or government positions. Current ARS employees are not eligible.

To nominate someone, please send a letter explaining the nominee’s contributions to chemistry and to agriculture and the nominee’s current curriculum vitae to

Nominations have now closed.

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