At the Linus Pauling Institute, we follow in the footsteps of our founder, Linus Pauling.
Unusual for a scientist, Dr. Pauling was very outgoing and public-minded. At heart he was a humanitarian dedicated to reducing suffering in the world as best he could. He felt that scientists had an obligation to connect with the public — making their knowledge available for all to benefit.
Outreach and communication are essential parts of the LPI mission. Just as we are dedicated to studying the effects of micronutrients and phytochemicals on promoting health, we are also committed to helping you use this knowledge. Above all, we hope that the information we provide will help people make informed decisions to lead healthier, more productive lives.
We invite you to start your connection to the Linus Pauling Institute by looking at your webpage: a portal for everything related to LPI, including information about our faculty members, places where you might have seen LPI in news media, and our outreach efforts: the LPI Research Newsletter, the Micronutrient Information Center, and the Healthy Youth Program.
The Research Newsletter outlines our current research, accomplishments, and activities. Research on dietary factors are highlighted, and we often talk about the impact of that research may have on human health. We also publish interviews with LPI faculty members and keep you informed about what is going on in the Institute.
The Micronutrient Information Center (MIC) is a website that provides scientifically accurate information on the roles of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and some foods and beverages in preventing disease and promoting health. The MIC is freely accessible and contains more than 70 articles on various topics, including micronutrients, phytochemicals, life stages, immunity, cognitive function, and bone health. It is visited by millions of people every year.
The Healthy Youth Program (HYP) is focused on children and families in Corvallis and throughout Oregon; this program has a wide array of activities focusing on nutrition education and healthy living. HYP is currently involved in maintaining school gardens, providing educational information to low-income families and children, and promoting healthy activities in schools.
Our social media presence is growing every day. This includes the Linus Pauling Institute blog (that you are reading right now!) and Facebook page. You can also find us on Twitter. Here, we present new and interesting views of our research, publications that are making headlines, and micronutrient information that you can use in your daily life. Please feel free to ask questions and post comments!
We hope that you will think of LPI as the ultimate resource for micronutrient information and dietary factors in health. Please connect with us in discussions about science, health, nutrition, and more.