CRN Celebrates Industry Leaders at Symposium

October 6, 2008

Adrianne Bendich, Ph.D., of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK; UK) and Byron Johnson of Amway/Nutrilite (Ada, Michigan) were awarded “CRN (Steuben) Apple” awards by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN; Washington DC.) at its annual symposium for the dietary supplement industry on October 6.

Adrianne Bendich, Ph.D., of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK; UK) and Byron Johnson of Amway/Nutrilite (Ada, Michigan) were awarded “CRN (Steuben) Apple” awards by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN; Washington DC.) at its annual symposium for the dietary supplement industry on October 6.

Dr. Bendich, the clinical director of medical affairs at GSK, is the only person to serve continuously as a dietary supplement industry reviewer for the National Institute of Health’s Office of Dietary Supplements (Bethesda, MD) annual bibliography since its creations. Bendich is an authority in women’s health issues involving nutrition, and for the past decade led the GSK research team that provided calcium and Vitamin D to the Women’s Health Initiative (Bethesda, MD). Bendich serves on editorial board of The Journal of Nutrition (Bethesda, MD), the Journal of Women’s Health (New Rochelle, NY) and the Journal of Nutritional Immunology (Binghamton, NY).

Mr. Johnson has been with Amway/Nutrilite for 25 years, where he is now its nutrition regulatory policy director. Previously, he has served as the nutrition and wellness industry relations director for the company, as well as vice president and general counsel. In his current position, Earlier this year, Mr. Johnson was elected the chairman of the International Alliance of Food/Dietary Supplement Associations (Brussels), where he has been a participant in the organization’s regulatory, scientific and advocacy affairs since its inception in 1998. Mr. Johnson served as the Chairman of CRN from 2003-2004, and currently remains an active member on the CRN Board of Directors.

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