Standard Process First-of-Kind Nutrition Innovation Center Draws National Attention

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Academic and clinical partnerships to drive innovation in nutritional therapy and develop new solutions for healthcare while advancing science of whole food nutrition.

Standard Process Inc, Dr. John Troup, Dr. William Pilkington, Michael Klinker, NC Lt. Governor Dan Forest, Dr. Mary Ann Lila, Nutrition, Vitamins, Chiropractor, health, alternative health

Cutting the Ribbon at the April 24th Standard Process event. From Left to right Dr. John Troup, Dr. William Pilkington, Michael Klinker, NC Lt. Governor Dan Forest, Dr. Mary Ann Lila

..."We are excited about being in North Carolina, and being an active and productive contributor to the region." Charles DuBois, CEO, Standard Process Inc.

With a mission to improve human health and well-being through whole-person clinical care, organic farming, and wholistic nutritional therapies, Standard Process officially opened its Nutrition Innovation Center on April 24. Over 120 people were on hand for the grand opening ceremony of this first-of-kind 10,000 sq ft research and innovation facility, located on the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC), in the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building in Kannapolis, NC.

“Standard Process has been a leader and innovator in whole food nutrition since 1929,” said Charles DuBois, Standard Process president and CEO. “The Nutrition Innovation Center is the leading and only active clinical research center of its kind, dedicated to both mid- and long-term support of whole food clinical nutrition. We are excited about being in North Carolina, and being an active and productive contributor to the region.”

Speaking before the crowd of healthcare practitioners, local and state officials, media, and Standard Process employees were North Carolina’s Lt. Governor Dan Forest; William Pilkington DPA, MPA, MA, CEO and director of public health, Cabarrus Health Alliance; Mary Ann Lila, PhD, director, Plants for Human Health Institute and professor, North Carolina State University; John Troup, Standard Process vice president of clinical science, education and innovation; and Michael Klinker, Standard Process vice president and general counsel.

North Carolina’s Lt. Governor Dan Forest spoke of the opportunity to impact healthcare through nutrition therapy, as well as tweeting and posting his welcome and congratulations to Standard Process Inc. for choosing North Carolina for their Nutrition Innovation Center.

William Pilkington, D.P.A., MPA, MA, CEO and Director of Public Health, Cabarrus Health Alliance (CHA), spoke about the significant impact the center can have in advancing the understanding and utilization of nutrition in public health. CHA headquarters is at the gateway to the Nutrition Innovation Center and employs over 300 staff who provide a range of clinical services and opportunities for partnership in improving human health.

John Troup, PhD, Standard Process VP of clinical science, education and innovation, and head of the new Standard Process Nutrition Innovation Center said, “We selected the North Carolina Research Campus for its high level of technology, the insights available through partnerships, and the impact of accelerating commercialization into patient application to help change healthcare in America.”

Mary Ann Lila, PhD, Director, Plants for Human Health Institute and Professor, North Carolina State University, shared her excitement and said, “The synergies with Standard Process and the Nutrition Innovation Center are amazing. There is walk-across access here on the campus to some of the finest researchers and innovators in human health and whole foods.”

Following the ribbon cutting ceremony and facility tours was a three-hour seminar, “The Future of Integrative Healthcare,” featuring clinical experts from around the country.

Topics for the afternoon seminar, “The Future of Integrative Healthcare,” were:

  • All Trends Point to Wholistic, Integrative Health & Personalized Nutrition
  • Tom Aarts, MBA, Nutrition Business Journal
  • Discovering the Therapeutic Properties of Whole Foods
  • Mary Ann Lila, PhD, Director, Plants for Human Health Institute and Professor, North Carolina State University
  • Sustainable Agriculture That Supports Healthy Nutrition
  • Christine Mason, Standard Process, Inc., Organic Farm Manager
  • Integrating Nutrition in Healthcare, Leading Patient Care – What Will It Take?
  • John P. Troup, PhD, VP of clinical science, education and innovation
  • Nutrients That Influence Health Outcomes
  • Slavko Komarnytsky, PhD, North Carolina State University and Plants for Human Health Institute
  • Nutrient Density Overcomes Under-Nutrition of Key Health Condition
  • Bassem El Khodor, PhD, Standard Process Nutrition Innovation Center
  • The Role of Community Health Supporting Healthy Nutrition
  • William Pilkington, DPA, MPA, MA, CEO and Director of Public Health, Cabarrus Health Alliance
  • Transforming Clinical Practices with Nutrition (Panel):
  • Michelle Simon ND, PhD, Founder, Healthwise Integrative Nutrition, and Chair, Institute for Natural Medicine
  • Savita Srivastava, MD, Integrative Medicine Consulting Practitioner in Digestive Wellness
  • Andy Heyman, MD, Metabolic Medical Institute for Integrative Medicine and Founder, the Virginia Center for Health and Wellness
  • Jill B. Trull, DC, Chiropractic specialist practitioner, Kannapolis, NC
  • Tom Blue, The Institute for Functional Medicine

The Nutrition Innovation Center houses four major programs:

  • Discovery innovation research focused on preclinical, systems biology and cell models that advance information on targeted effects of phytonutrients and nutritional solutions;
  • A clinical development and research program defined by a coalition of collaborating clinical research sites that establishes a network for practice-based and case-observation studies conducted on a national basis;
  • A professional media and learning center providing the most advanced educational tools and capabilities for transforming healthcare practitioner education and training;
  • The Clinic of the Future, an integrative and functional clinical program bringing together multiple credentialed health professionals at one site, where training on the practical and relevant aspects of clinical nutrition therapies are offered for all levels of practitioners.

About Standard Process Inc.
Standard Process is a family-owned company dedicated to making high quality and nutrient-dense therapeutic supplements for three generations. Standard Process focuses on achieving wholistic health through nutrition. From their organic, regenerative farming practice to their Nutrition Innovation Center research facility, Standard Process is committed to clinical science that advances health and transforms lives. From soil to supplement, there is a direct relationship between the earth, food consumed, and overall well-being.

Guided by the whole food philosophy of its founder, Dr. Royal Lee, Standard Process seeks to provide nutrients as found in nature, which Lee believed offered the highest natural potency and efficacy. Today Standard Process proudly carries on Dr. Lee’s legacy and regularly grows more than 80 percent of the raw plant ingredients found in its products on its certified organic farm in Palmyra, Wisconsin. Using state-of-the-art manufacturing processes to retain vital nutrients within each ingredient, Standard Process manufactures its supplements in its certified organic manufacturing facility. Standard Process employs high quality control standards and follows the Food and Drug Administration’s good manufacturing practices. https://www.standardprocess.com/

About the North Carolina Research Campus
The North Carolina Research Campus, located in Kannapolis, NC, near Charlotte, has the mission of improving human health through nutrition .Its scientific community of eight universities, the David H. Murdock Research Institute, global companies and entrepreneurs focus research and development on safer, more nutritious crops, healthier foods and precision nutrition. Learn more at https://transforming-science.com/

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