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Dwight Matthews '73 Chairs National Institutes of Health Research Effort

April 29, 2006

Dwight Matthews 73.jpgApril 29, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - Dwight E. Matthews, professor and chair of chemistry and professor of medicine at the University of Vermont and 1973 graduate of DePauw University, has been selected to serve as chair of the Integrative Nutrition and Metabolic Processes Study Section of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health.

In this prestigious role, Dr. Matthews will have a unique opportunity to contribute to the national biomedical research effort. He was selected on the basis of his achievement in his discipline, scientific research, publications in scientific journals and other accomplishments.

After earning a bachelor's degree in chemistry from DePauw, Matthews received a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from Indiana University in 1977. He conducted research and taught medicine at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis from 1977-86, and he served as an associate professor of biochemistry in medicine and then surgery at Cornell University Medical College in New York City until he joined the University of Vermont in 1996. He was appointed chair of the University of Vermont's chemistry department in 2002, and he was named a University Scholar for 2004-05.

Dr. Matthews' areas of special expertise include analytical EAST COLLEGE TOWER hdrchemistry and mass spectrometry, and the application of stable isotope tracers to study human amino acid and protein metabolism. He is director of the Mass Spectrometry Facility in the General Clinical Research Center in the College of Medicine at the University of Vermont. He previously was director of the Mass Spectrometry Facility in and director of the General Clinical Research Center Core Laboratory at Cornell University Medical College.

Dwight Matthews is a member of the American Chemical Society, American Federation for Medical Research, American Physiological Society, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, American Society for Clinical Nutrition, American Society for Mass Spectrometry, American Society for Nutrition, and American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.

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