Dr. John Milner, the Director of the USDA Beltsville Human Nutrition Center and a champion of research into nutrition’s role in cancer risk, passed away suddenly on New Year’s Eve.
Dr. Milner was a tireless, eloquent and impassioned champion of research into nutrition’s role in cancer risk. We will remember him as a true leader whose combination of dedication, intellect and personal charm brought experts from many different fields together. His warm and garrulous presence, and his sage advice, will be greatly missed.
He was also longtime friend to AICR, serving for many years as a member of our grant review panel and our research conference planning committee.
We wrote about Dr. Milner on our blog.
One of Dr. Milner’s many interests in the field of diet and cancer prevention related to spices. He contributed to our August story on the topic, The Spices of Cancer Prevention.