John Milner Chosen as Institute of Food Technologists Fellow

May 4, 2009



John Milner Chosen as Institute of Food Technologists Fellow

Chicago, IL - John Milner, Chief, Nutritional Science Research Group at the National Cancer Institute, was elected Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Fellow in 2009 for his commitment to the discovery of bioactive food components in health promotion and disease prevention.

Fellow is a unique professional distinction conferred on individuals with outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience for their contributions to the food science and technology field. The nominee must have been an IFT Member for 15 years and a Professional Member at the time of nomination. The 15-year member requirement may be waived by the Fellows Jury for those nominees who have spent all or a portion of their careers outside the United States.

Through his work at the National Cancer Institute, Milner helps fosters research to define the importance of foods and their components as modifiers of cellular processes especially as related to cancer risk and tumor behavior. In the Food Science Department at the University of Illinois and the Nutrition Department at The Pennsylvania State University, his research focused on the promotion of functional foods and their components as a health alternative to drugs. Milner continues to be actively involved in promoting research regarding the uses of foods and their bioactive components at NIH as a strategy for health promotion.

IFT has conferred the Fellow designation on a select number of Professional Members every year since 1970.



About IFT
Founded in 1939, the Institute of Food Technologists is a nonprofit scientific society with more than 20,000 individual members working in food science, food technology, and related professions in industry, academia, and government. IFT serves as a conduit for multidisciplinary science thought leadership, championing the use of sound science through knowledge sharing, education, and advocacy. For more information on IFT, visit