Iron…Works: John Beard Memorial Symposium

Iron…Works: John Beard Memorial Symposium

Iron…Works is a symposium to be held to honor the memory of Dr. John Beard, Distinguished Professor of Nutrition, as a tribute to his scientific contributions across the spectrum of iron nutrition.

This one-day scientific symposium will cover recent advances and state of the science across the spectrum of translational iron biology, from the molecular regulation of iron metabolism to the functional consequences of iron deficiency on neurophysiology and cognition to international and domestic interventions and public health policy.

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Gold is for the mistress–silver for the maid–Copper for the craftsman cunning at his trade."Good!" said the Baron, sitting in his hall,“But Iron–Cold Iron–is master of them all."

— Rudyard Kipling

Date, Time, and Location

Monday, November 2, 2009
9:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m.
The Nittany Lion Inn
Penn State University Park


There is no registration fee for the symposium and luncheon. However, those who plan to attend should register by contacting Julie Brenneman at or 814-865-0108.


In addition, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Nittany Lion Inn for anyone needing lodging November 1 and/or 2.  Should you wish to stay at this location, please contact the Inn directly at 814-865-8500 and reference “JOHK09A” prior to October 2, 2009.

Invited Speakers for the Scientific Program

Contact Information

For further program information, please contact Shannon Kelleher ( or Jere Haas (


Gifts in John's memory are being accepted and encouraged in anticipation of establishing an endowment in his name to support the Department of Nutritional Sciences. There are several ways to give:



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Additional Information

Call or contact a member of the development team to discuss your personal thoughts and to answer any questions about how you can participate. They will be pleased to assist you in your planning:

Maggie Crispell
Director of Development
Bob Crusciel
Director of Major Gifts
Gordon Jensen
Head, Department of Nutritional Sciences

All donors will be recognized and all donor names will be shared with Johnís family.