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Alfin-Slater (Roslyn) papers
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Biographical and professional work 1970-2000

Scope and Contents

Boxes include biographical materials, including curricula vitae, bibliographies, and faculty promotion materials; administrative materials, memos, and agendas from the UCLA Department of Public Health; and materials related to the Emeriti Association, of which Alfin-Slater served as president from 1989-1990. Also includes materials related to Alfin-Slaters advisory role with the American Council on Science and Health.
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Correspondence 1955-1998

Scope and Contents

Correspondence between Alfin-Slater and colleagues at UCLA, mentors, fellow researchers, publishers, government officials, food industry leaders, and other agencies. Topics related to Alfin-Slater's research and manuscripts, conferences and other speaking events, consulting, and committee work.
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Research: Palm oil 1987-1994

Scope and Contents

Materials from Alfin-Slater's research on the health impacts of palm oil intake, including correspondence, research grant proposals, reports and manuscripts, conference and meeting documents, and collected research materials. Alfin-Slater served on multiple committees related to palm oil research, including the Palm Oil Research Institute of Malaysia and the US Nutrition Advisory Committee of Palm Oil.
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Research: Avocados 1954-1995

Scope and Contents

Materials from Alfin-Slater's research on the health impacts of avocado consumption, particularly on cholesterol. Materials include correspondence, research proposals, reports and manuscripts, conference and meeting documents, and collected research materials. Alfin-Slater served as a scientific member of the California Avocado Commission, and its predecessor the California Avocado Advisory Board, attending committee meetings and reviewing informational and promotional materials.
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Research: Health topics 1955-1995

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Boxes include correspondence, clippings, notes, manuscripts drafts, and promotional materials related to a number of Alfin-Slater's research topics, including aging, cholesterol, heart disease, fat metabolism, meat, the Mediterranean Diet, nutritional mythology, pectin, sugar, raisins, vitamin E, and others. The boxes also include materials related to research grants, such as correspondence and reports.
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Publications and talks 1946-1992

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Boxes include drafts of, correspondence related to, and published papers by Alfin-Slater. She maintained a column for the Los Angeles Times with Derrick Jelliffe called "Science, Food and Health" (1972-1982). There are also lectures and talks delivered at conferences, meetings, and other events, as well as Alfin-Slater's dissertation, Further Studies of the Action of Pancreatic Amylase (1946).