When Food Alone is Not Enough

Date(s) - 12 Feb 2012
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Arizona Science Center

AZBio returns to support the New Frontiers in Medical Science Series

When Food Alone is Not Enough

Sunday February 12, 2012  4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Arizona Science Center

600 E. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ

We want to be healthier, to have more energy, to be smarter, thinner, stronger or just regular.  Your Grandma might have told you…”You are what you eat.” But in this era of giant farming conglomerates what if what we eat is not enough?

From the doctor’s office, to TV and magazines we hear the message that we need a little something more.  So we add to what we eat with fortified foods, vitamins, supplements, and little bottles of magic that are “guaranteed” to work wonders.  But do they and are they safe?

Join AZBio and two local experts as we enter the world of Dietary Supplements to explore:

What are Dietary Supplements

  • Why reading the label BEFORE you open that bottle matters
  • What roles do FDA and FTC play in ensuring that they are safe and will do what they promise

Peter A. Arhangelsky


Peter A. Arhangelsky of Emord & Associates practices food and drug law, international food and drug law, deceptive advertising law, health law, contract and licensing law, civil litigation, appellate advocacy, and constitutional law.

A native New Yorker, Peter has studied at the University of Delaware, Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts and the University of Lünd, Sweden.

His work has taken him beyond the courts into the complex maze of regulatory agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (the FDA), the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice, and the Environmental Protection Agency.


SSusan Brienzausan Brienza of Ryley Carlock & Applewhite advises clients in the dietary supplement, organic foods, functional foods, infant formulas, cosmetics, “cosmeceuticals,” over-the-counter drugs, homeopathic drugs, medical devices and medical foods industries.

She specializes in Federal Trade Commission (FTC) law and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations, as well as Food and Drug Administration (FDA) laws and regulations relating to the manufacture, labeling, importing, marketing and sales of these products.  Susan holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Pennsylvania as well as a Stanford law degree and brings her proficiency in language to her regulatory compliance practice in crafting permissible and persuasive descriptions and claims for clients to employ in labels, labeling and advertisements of their products, including website content, testimonials, expert endorsements, and infomercials.
Anikó M. Sólyom, Ph.D. Anikó M. Sólyom, Ph.D. is the founder of GAAS Corporation. Dr. Solyom received her Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the Technical University of Budapest, Hungary in 1984. She has more than 30 years of comprehensive experience in development and validation of analytical methods and bioactivity guided preparative separations of complex mixtures, biological samples and dietary supplements that she gained working both in academia and industry.

Before founding GAAS Corporation, she worked for the University of Arizona for 15 years. She served as the Project Manager for a multi-million dollar NIH/NIEHS funded federal contract, established and then directed the Analytical Core Facility at the NIH funded Botanical Center: Arizona Center for Phytomedicine Research. The Facility focused on identification of anti-inflammatory compounds from turmeric, ginger and boswellia. She has more than 40 papers published in peer-reviewed journals, including several papers on the investigation of turmeric extracts, as well as numerous presentations at national and international conferences. She also authored a patent around the anti-inflammatory properties of a turmeric oil mixture.

She is an active member of and Horwitz advisor for AOAC International. She participated in multiple AOAC organized collaborative studies (glucosamine, ginkgo, saw palmetto) in order to validate analytical methods to be used by the dietary supplement industry.For 5 years she has been serving as member of the Presidential Task Force on Dietary Supplements of AOAC.

The New Frontiers in Medical Science series is made possible through a five-year Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the National Center for Research Resources at the National Institutes of Health. This program will give students and the general public a glimpse into the human body, its parts and processes, and new advances in biomedical research and technology.

The Arizona Science  Center’s New Frontier in Medical Science seriee is  held the second Sunday of each month, September – May, from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.   These talks are informal dialogues about current topics in biotechnology & medicine. For adults, this series brings together leaders in science and engineering with members of the community to discuss how biotechnology and medicine and changing the present and future. These informal discussions and free to the public and will give guests the opportunity to ask questions and raise concerns related to each session topic.

Educators earn one hour of professional development for each lecture attended.

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