Sanford A. Miller, PhD (emeritus)

Dr. Sanford A. Miller was formerly an Affiliate Professor in the Nutrition and Food Science Department and Senior Fellow at the Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition at the University of Maryland. He was named Professor and Dean Emeritus of The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at The UTHSC at San Antonio in December 2000. From 1987-2000, Dr. Miller was the Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professor in the Departments of Biochemistry and Medicine at the UTHSCSA. He is the former Director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition at the FDA. Previously, he was a Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry at MIT. Dr. Miller has served on the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Expert Committee on GRAS Substances, the National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council of NIH, the Institute of Medicine's Food and Nutrition Board and the Food Forum and the Joint WHO/FAO Expert Advisory Panel on Food Safety (Chairman). He is a recipient of the Conrad A. Elvehjem Award of the American Institute of Nutrition, The Esther Peterson Consumer Service Award from the Food Marketing Institute, the Sterling B. Hendricks Award (given before the ACS) established by the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Babcock-Hart Award from the International Life Sciences Institute - Nutrition Foundation and the Institute of Food Technologists, and in June 1997, received the Atwater Memorial Lectureship Award from the USDA Agricultural Research Service and the Institute of Food Technologists. Dr. Miller is author or co-author of more than 200 original scientific publications. He received his B.S. in Chemistry from the City College of New York, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Rutgers University in Physiology and Biochemistry. Dr Miller was a key advisor in the safety assessment of Rennouâ„¢ in Theodentâ„¢ Oral Care products. His contributions to the FDA and the world of food science and safety will be missed by all colleagues, who were fortunate enough to have known and worked with this gentleman.


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