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"Ancient Medicine for Populations at Risk for

Tim Phillips
Texas A\&M University


Professor Timothy Phillips holds the Chester Reed Endowed Chair in Toxicology at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University. He joined the faculty at Texas A&M University (in 1979) where he has published more than 170 papers. His work in Food Safety/Public Health, particularly the sorption of toxins onto the surfaces of clay and the prevention of toxin related disease in humans and animals, is currently funded by grants from NIH, USAID, BASF, AMCOL, ARP, and CONACYT. Dr. Phillips is a world leader in the mitigation of human and animal aflatoxicosis. His pioneering research in the US and Africa has established that calcium montmorillonite clays, used as Ancient Medicine more than 2,000 years ago, can significantly reduce human and animal exposures to dietary and environmental risk factors for liver cancer, diarrhea, malnutrition and infectious disease. His ongoing work in the US and Africa is focused on confirming the safety, palatability and efficacy of clay inclusion and delivery in common foods and nutritional supplements for infants and children. His work has resulted in numerous patents and the formation of two companies. He is a Fellow in the Academy of Toxicological Sciences, a Senior Faculty Fellow at Texas AgriLife, a member of the FAO/WHO JECFA Expert Panel for Food Contaminants, and an Editor for Food Additives & Contaminants.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011
IQSE 578, 11:30 a.m.
Mitchell Physics Building