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Irwin Harold Rosenberg

Irwin Harold Rosenberg, American nutritionist, educator. Diplomate American Board Internal Medicine, certified in Gastroenterology. Recipient Josiah Macy Faculty award Macy Foundation, 1974, Goldsmith award American College Nutrition, 1984, Commissioner’s Special Citation, United States Food and Drug Administration.


Rosenberg, Irwin Harold was born on January 6, 1935 in Madison, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Abraham Joseph and Celia (Mazursky) Rosenberg.


Bachelor of Science, University of Wisconsin, 1956;Doctor of Medicine, Harvard University, 1959.


Intern Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, 1959-1960, resident, 1960-1961. Instructor medicine Harvard Medical School, 1965-1966, associate in medicine, 1966-1968, assistant professor, 1968-1970. Associate professor medicine University Chicago, 1970-1975, professor, 1975-1986, Sarah and Harold Lincoln Thomson professor medicine, 1983-1986.

Professor, director United States Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging Tufts University, Boston, 1986—2003, Jean Mayer professor of nutrition, since 1993, dean Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School Nutrition, university professor, since 2001. Member food and nutrition board National Academy of Sciences, 1971-1983, chairman, 1981-1983. W.O. Atwater lecturer United States Department of Agriculture, 1993.


Co-chair local branch Medical Committee on Human Rights, Boston, 1967. Member advisory board Hebrew College, Boston, 1987, 91. Chairman board directors Hillel Foundation, University Chicago With United States Public Health Service, 1961-1964.

Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member American Society for Clinical Nutrition (president 1983-1984, Herman award 1989), International Life Science Institute (editor nutrition reviews since 1989), Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: sports, music, Judaica.


Married Civia Muffs, May 24, 1964. 1 child, Ilana.