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    Lauren Jackson, PhD (FDA) - "Ensuring the Safety of the U.S. Food Supply: The Role of Regulatory Scientists in Carrying out FDA’s Mission"

    April 20, 2018
    5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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    Oakton Community College
    1600 E. Golf Rd.
    Des Plaines, IL 60016
    http://www.oakton.edu
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    Lauren Jackson, PhD

    - U.S. Food and Drug Administration -
    Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

    "Ensuring the Safety of the U.S. Food Supply: The Role of Regulatory Scientists in Carrying out FDA’s Mission"

    ABSTRACT

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition is responsible for promoting and protecting public health by ensuring that the nation's food supply is safe, sanitary, wholesome, and honestly labeled, and that cosmetic products are safe and properly labeled. To accomplish this mission, FDA employs regulatory scientists in various fields (chemists, engineers, biologists, toxicologists, etc) to develop new tools, standards, and approaches to assess the safety, efficacy, quality, and performance of FDA-regulated products. Dr. Lauren Jackson will discuss the role of FDA/CFSAN in ensuring the safety of the U.S. food supply, her career as a regulatory scientist in FDA, career opportunities within the agency, and the importance of ACS in culturing chemical scientists needed for FDA to carry out its mission.

    PROGRAM

    • 5:30 - 6:30  Registration, Social hour, and Poster Session
    • 6:30 - 7:30  Dinner 
    • 7:30 - 7:45  Announcements
    • 7:45 - 8:45  Lecture by Dr. Jackson

    LOCATIONS:

    • MAIN SITE (With live speaker): Oakton Community College (Des Plaines)
    • STREAMING LOCATION #1: Purdue University Northwest (Hammond, IN)
    • STREAMING LOCATION #2: North Central College (Naperville)
    • STREAMING LOCATION #3: College of Lake County (Grayslake)

    POSTER SESSION

    Undergraduates will present posters describing their research, and the best one will win an Amazon gift card! Register your poster here:

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    http://chicagoacs.org/form.php?form_id=36&c=1
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    DINNER - Depends on location:

    MAIN SITE: Oakton Community College • Sandwich wrap bar consisting of the following three sandwiches
        Turkey and Provolone, Grilled Vegetable, Chicken Caesar
    • Salad: Tomato Gorgonzola with Balsamic Tomato Gorgonzola with Balsamic Side: Penne Pesto Pasta Salad
    • Dessert: Assorted Finger Desserts– Brownies, Lemon Bars
    • Assorted Canned Soda  

    REMOTE SITE #1:  Purdue NW no dinner provided, but you are welcome to bring your own

    REMOTE SITE #2 North Central College no dinner provided, but you are welcome to bring your own

    REMOTE SITE #3 College of Lake County - Grayslake CHOICE OF:
    • Panera Turkey Sandwich Box Lunch (Oven roasted turkey raised without antibiotics, lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes, red onions, Basil Pesto, pure mayo, spicy mustard, salt and pepper on  Asiago Cheese Focaccia. Served with potato chips, pickle, a cookie and beverage.)
         OR
    • Panera Mediterranean Veggie Boxed Lunch (Zesty sweet Peppadew piquant peppers, feta cheese, cucumbers, lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes, red onions and cilantro-jalapeno hummus with salt and pepper on thin sliced Tomato Basil. Served with potato chips, pickle, a cookie and beverage.)

    RESERVATIONS:

    Dinner Registration Deadline: 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, April 17
    Lecture-only Registration Deadline: 12:00 noon Thursday, April 19

    QUESTIONS OR NON-WEB RESERVATIONS?  Please contact the Section Office via phone (847-391-9091) or email (chicagoacs@ameritech.net).

    BIOGRAPHY

    Dr. Lauren Jackson is Chief of the Process Engineering Branch at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)/Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)/Division of Food Processing Science and Technology (DFPST), located in Bedford Park, IL.   In her current position, Dr. Jackson provides managerial leadership, program direction and general oversight to 13 research scientists. She is also responsible for initiating, leading and conducting research projects dealing with processing and its effects on food safety. Dr. Jackson’s expertise is in the following areas: the effects of processing on food constituents and chemical contaminants, food allergen control, the stability of biothreat agents, and the analysis of chemical contaminants, constituents and allergens in food. She also is one of FDA’s subject matter experts on measures for controlling allergens in food manufacturing facilities. Dr. Jackson authored or co-authored over 150 published papers, book chapters and abstracts and co-edited five books. She is actively involved in several scientific organizations, including the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP), and the American Chemical Society (ACS), and serves as a Scientific Editor for the Journal of Food Science and the Journal of Food Protection. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Jackson has served in various leadership roles in ACS including Chair of the Division of Agricultural and Food Chemistry; she currently serves as an ACS Councilor and on the ACS Committee on Science. Dr. Jackson received her B.S. in Food Science from Cornell University (1984) and her M.S. (1987) and Ph.D. (1990), both in Food Science, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


    MAIN LOCATION - DIRECTIONS and PARKING:

    LIVE LECTURE:

    Oakton Community College
    Main Building, Room 1625
    1600 E. Golf Rd.
    Des Plaines, IL 60016

    Map & Directions: http://chicagoacs.org/images/downloads/Maps_of_venues/oakton_mapdir.pdf

    PARKING: free in adjacent lot


    STREAMING LOCATIONS - DIRECTIONS and PARKING:

    STREAMING LOCATION #1:

    Purdue University Northwest
    Gyte Building, Room 240
    2200 169th St.
    Hammond, IN  46323
    Street address (entrance location)
    Chicago, IL 60607

    Map: http://chicagoacs.org/images/downloads/Maps_of_venues/purduenw_map.pdf

    PARKING: Free

     

    STREAMING LOCATION #2:

    North Central College
    Wentz Science Center, Room 356
    131 S. Loomis St.
    Naperville, IL  60540

    Map: http://chicagoacs.org/images/downloads/Maps_of_venues/ncc_sciencecenter.pdf

    PARKING: Free

     

    STREAMING LOCATION #3:

    College of Lake County, Grayslake Campus
    Room B221
    1120 S. Milwaukee Ave.
    Vernon Hills, IL 60061-3195

    Map and directions: http://chicagoacs.org/images/downloads/Maps_of_venues/clc_grayslake_mapdir.pdf

    PARKING: Free

     

     


     

    Tickets

    $15.00 MAIN SITE - Member

    $15.00 MAIN SITE - AIChE Member

    $17.00 MAIN SITE - Non-member

    $0.00 MAIN SITE - Lecture only

    $0.00 REMOTE SITE #1 - Lecture-only

    $0.00 REMOTE SITE #2 - Lecture-only

    $15.00 REMOTE SITE #3 - Member Ticket

    $15.00 REMOTE SITE #3 - AIChE Member

    $17.00 REMOTE SITE #3 - Non-Member

    $0.00 REMOTE SITE #3 - Lecture only

    $0.00 Individual Donation

    $0.00 Company Sponsorship

    $0.00 Donation to Project SEED

    $15.00 T-shirt: CHICAgO Elements

    $10.00 Tote bag: CHICAgO elements - blue