ODS Update Fall 2022

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NIH ODS Update: A NEWSLETTER FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS - Strengthening Knowledge and Understanding of Dietary Supplements

Fall 2022

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New Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) Seminar Series Starts This Fall


The 2022–2023 ODS Seminar Series schedule has been posted and features webinars on research that’s relevant to dietary supplements and related topics. Additional seminars in this series will be announced when they’re confirmed. The seminars are virtual meetings. Contact ODS to receive viewing information.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 11:00 a.m. (ET) 
Defining the Public Health Threat of Dietary Supplement Fraud
John W. Spink, Ph.D.—School of Packaging, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI

Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 11:00 a.m. (ET)
Exploring Compound Interactions in Botanical Supplements using NP Analyst
Roger G. Linington, Ph.D.—Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada

Wednesday, November 2, 2022, 11:00 a.m. (ET)
Patient Nutrition and the Electronic Health Record
Sandra W. Citty, Ph.D., ARNP-BC, CNE—Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 11:00 a.m. (ET)
Comparative Nutrigenomics to Select Appropriate Animal Models
Harry Dawson, Ph.D.—Diet, Genomics and Immunology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Agriculture/Agricultural Research Service

White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

On September 28, 2022, the Biden-Harris Administration will host the first White House conference in 50 years on ending hunger, improving nutrition and physical activity, and reducing diet-related diseases and disparities. ODS staff facilitated listening sessions with key stakeholders in preparation for the conference. Details are available on the conference website.

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Dietary Supplement Research Practicum  VideoCasts Available

Did you miss the 3-day ODS practicum in May? All presentations from the Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum were recorded and are available for viewing.

Probiotics Workshop Video Recordings Available

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health and ODS held a 2-day workshop, Precision Probiotic Therapies—Challenges and Opportunities, in April. The workshop identified gaps in the current understanding of the biology of gut microbiota and probiotics, and identified research questions and methodological challenges posed by those gaps. NIH VideoCast recordings are available for Day 1 and Day 2.



New/Revised ODS Dietary Supplement Fact Sheets


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Funding Opportunities

See the list of ODS Program Announcements (PAs), Request For Applications (RFAs), and small business funding mechanisms.

Learn more about ODS’s funding opportunities and research programs.



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ODS Staff Publications

ODS staff members regularly publish scientific papers that address key issues in dietary supplement and related research. These are recent examples:

Dwyer JT. Have safety and efficacy assessments of bioactives come of age? Mol Aspects Med. 2022 Jul 16;101103. doi: 10.1016/j.mam.2022.101103.

Wise SA. What if using certified reference materials (CRMs) was a requirement to publish in analytical/bioanalytical chemistry journals? Anal Bioanal Chem. 2022 Jun 13. doi: 10.1007/s00216-022-04163-8.

Ershow AG, Haggans CJ, Roseland JM, Patterson KY, Spungen JH, Gahche JJ, Merkel JM, Pehrsson PR. Databases of iodine content of foods and dietary supplements–availability of new and updated resources. J Acad Nutr Diet 2022;122:1229-31.


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ODS in the Media

Joseph Betz, Ph.D., Leila Saldanha, Ph.D., R.D., Johanna Dwyer, D.Sc., R.D., and Richard Bailen, M.B.A., M.H.A., were invited to write a column about the Dietary Supplement Label Database. The article, NIH Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD) is robust public resource, was published in Natural Products Insider.

Social Network News

ODS is now on LinkedIn! Connect with us to find information on funding, research findings, seminars, programs, patient/client resources, and more.

About ODS

The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the nation’s medical research agency—supporting scientific studies that turn discovery into health.

Contact Us

Office of Dietary Supplements
National Institutes of Health
6705 Rockledge Drive (Rockledge I)
Room 730, MSC 7991
Bethesda, MD 20817

Email: ods@nih.gov
Website: https://ods.od.nih.gov