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Sunil J. Wimalawansa

Sunil J. Wimalawansa

UMDNJ
USA

Title: Food fortification to alleviate micronutrient deficiencies

Biography

Sunil J. Wimalawansa is working as a Professor of Medicine, former Chief of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Nutrition; expert in endocrinology, osteoporosis, metabolic bone disease, vitamin D and nutrition. He is an educator, author, researcher, innovator, executive board member, an administrator, and philanthropist. Research interests include osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and nutrition (micronutrients and vitamin D). He has made seminal contributions to medicine, including new modes of treating osteoporosis. In 1984, he pioneered intra-operative hormone assays to assist endocrine surgical procedures. He received multiple recognitions from professional societies, including Dr. Boy Frame Award, American Endocrine Society Glen Foundation Awards, and innovation award from Asian Chamber of Commerce. He received a coveted Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to science and humanity and Dr. Oscar Gluck Humanitarian Award. He served on national and international scientific review committees, including the NIH, VA, DEA, and NASA.

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