NPA Announces New SVP of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs

NPA Announces New SVP of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs

Douglas Kalman, Ph.D., Joins NPA to Support Advocacy and Regulatory Agenda

WASHINGTON – The Natural Products Association (NPA) today announced that Douglas Kalman, Ph.D, RD will be the organization’s new scientific advisor – as its Senior Vice President of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs.  Kalman has worked in and with nutrition, clinical nutrition and dietary supplements industries throughout his career. From leading teaching hospitals, to clinical research organizations, Kalman has made an impression within the industry and within regulatory agencies. Kalman has been a science and nutrition specific advisor for many national and international organizations over the years. This includes service for American Society for Nutrition, American College of Sports Medicine, International Society of Sports Nutrition, National Strength & Conditioning Organization, American Physiological Society, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, along with such esteemed organizations such as the United States Tennis Association, United States Track and Field and others.  He was most recently the Vice President of Scientific Affairs for Nutrasource and is currently on Faculty in the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine at Nova Southeastern University, in Florida.

“Science is at the core of everything we do at NPA, and having an accomplished scientific advisor like Dr. Douglas Kalman on board will help us in our mission to aggressively promote and defend the natural products industry.  His expertise in nutrition, clinical trials, and dietary ingredients will be extremely helpful to our efforts to educate regulators and elected officials alike on the importance of these products and why Americans find them so beneficial,” said Daniel Fabricant, President and CEO of NPA.

“I am very pleased to be joining NPA, which is the most influential and leading trade association in our industry.  NPA is at the forefront of every leading public policy debate in terms of the legal and regulatory challenges facing the industry, and I look forward to working with them to pursue our advocacy objectives,” said Douglas Kalman.

William J. Rowe, President and CEO of Nutrasource, added the following comment:  “On behalf of the Nutrasource Team, we wish to thank Dr. Kalman for his many contributions to the growth of the company during his tenure.  Although it is always tough to say good-bye to a key colleague, we wish Dr. Kalman much success in his new role with NPA and are excited for him as he embraces new opportunities for growth in the areas of education, policy and advocacy for the Natural Products Industry’.”

Kalman received his undergraduate degree at Florida State University.  He received his Master of Science at Hunter College and his Doctorate from Touro University International.  He has been published widely in professional and academic literature throughout his career.