Roslyn B. Alfin-Slater (1916-2002) was faculty in the UCLA Department of Public Health and known in the field for her common-sense
approach to diet and nutrition. The papers include correspondence, research notes, administrative materials from the UCLA
Department of Public Health, drafts and final copies of manuscripts, and grant proposals and documentation. This collection
also includes research correspondence, collected materials and publications related to Alfin-Slater's research on the effects
of dietary intake of cholesterol, with a focus on avocado and palm oils.
Roslyn B. Alfin-Slater was faculty in the UCLA Department of Public Health and known for her common-sense approach to diet
and nutrition. She was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1916 and received a BA from Brooklyn College (1936), and a MS in chemistry
(1942) and PhD in biochemistry (1946) from Columbia University. Following appointments at the Sloan-Kettering Institute for
Cancer Research and the Department of Biochemistry and Nutrition at the University of Southern California, Alfin-Slater joined
the faculty of UCLA's School of Public Health in 1959 and helped found its program in Public Health Nutrition.
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