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Food Policy Lecture at Banner University Medical Center
March 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Join the College of Medicine – Tucson for a special guest lecture by Peter Lurie, MD, MPH, who will present “Holding Government and Industry Accountable in the Development of Food Policy: The Role of the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).”
This free community talk will discuss tactics utilized by the CSPI to advance four public health initiatives including trans-fat, sodium and opioid withdrawal supplements. Please RSVP at https://medicine.arizona.
Dr. Lurie is President of the CSPI. Previously, Dr. Lurie was the Associate Commissioner for Public Health Strategy and Analysis at the Food and Drug Administration, where he worked on antimicrobial resistance, transparency, caffeinated beverages, arsenic in rice, fish consumption by pregnant and nursing women, expanded access to investigational drugs, and prescription drug abuse. Prior to that, he was Deputy Director of Public Citizen’s Health Research Group, where he addressed drug and device issues, coauthored the organization’s ‘Worst Pills, Best Pills’ consumer guide to medications, and led efforts to reduce worker exposure to hexavalent chromium and beryllium. Earlier, as a faculty member at the University of California, San Francisco and the University of Michigan, he studied needle exchange programs, ethical aspects of mother-to-infant HIV transmission studies, and other HIV policy issues domestically and abroad.