Opening the Lines of Communication

Linus Pauling, smiling.

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 it was the obligation of scientists to communicate directly to the public—to make their knowledge and research accessible for all to benefit.

Outreach and communication are essential to the mission of the Linus Pauling Institute. See how the LPI can serve you better.

Just as we are dedicated to studying the effects of micronutrients and phytochemicals on promoting health, delaying the effects of aging, and treating disease, we are also committed to application of 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 by looking at the Linus Pauling Institute webpage: a portal for everything related to LPI, including information about our faculty members and their research interests, comments on news stories, and our educational efforts—the Research Newsletter, the Micronutrient Information Center, and the Healthy Youth Program.

The semiannual Research Newsletter outlines our current research, accomplishments, and activities. Research articles on micronutrients and phytochemicals are highlighted, and we often talk about the impact of that research on human health. We also publish interviews with LPI faculty members.

The Research Newsletter is free; you can sign up here to get on the mailing list. Or you can find current and past issues online.

logo MICThe Micronutrient Information Center 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.

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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 LPI blog (that you are reading right now!) and Facebook page.  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. You also find us on Twitter, Pintrest, and Linkedin.

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We hope that you will think of LPI as the resource for micronutrient information. And this is just the beginning. You will see a lot more communication from us as time goes on.

Please engage us in discussions about science, health, nutrition, and more.

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Alexander Michels, PhD

Alexander Michels is a Research Associate and Communications Officer for the Linus Pauling Institute. He has an extensive background in the research on vitamin C, with a specialty in understanding vitamin C transport through the body. His expertise also extends to research on other aspects of antioxidant vitamin metabolism and the action of phytochemicals.