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Diane F. Birt papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 12/11/11

Scope and Content

This collection contains materials related to Dr. Birt’s research, including Correspondence, grant information, publications, research data, as well as biographical information and his Doctoral Dissertation.


  • 1975-2015

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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


Dr. Diane Birt was a distinguished Professor in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition from 1997 until her retirement in retired in 2015, serving as chair from 1997 to 2004.

Her research focused on plant components that help prevent cancer, and her research helped show links between dietary practices and cancer prevention. She’s also investigated the health benefits and adverse effects of botanical supplements.

In 2006, she was named interim director of the Center for Designing Foods to Improve Nutrition.

Throughout her career, she’s helped to advise the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Institutes of Health. In 2015 she was elected to the National Academy of Medicine.


0.84 Linear Feet (2 document boxes)


This collection is organized Alphabetically.

Related collection materials

RS 12/11/1 Center for Designing Foods to Improve Nutrition

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

RS 12/11/11. Diane F. Birt papers, 1975-2015
April 10, 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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