Welcome to my personal blog! My primary blogging interests are: 1) nutrition and 2) the impact of social media and open access publishing on the future of scientific societies and their peer-review journals, expectations of academic institutions with respect to promotion and tenure, and more. But I may muse about other stuff too.
Oh, yes, I am Michael I McBurney with a PhD from Cornell University in nutrition. I am currently employed by DSM as VP Science, Communications & Advocacy. In addition, I am an Adjunct Professor in the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. I have been a tenured professor at Canadian and American universities. I have worked in various roles, including at Kellogg Company. For more details, click here to see my LinkedIn profile. My personal twitter account is @mimcburney.
At DSM, I created a blog, http://TalkingNutrition.dsm.com, in 2010 and managed it for the next 5 years. I also launched @dsmnutrition on Twitter and www.facebook.com/TalkingNutritionDSM. These were my first foray into social media. They led to the creation of this blog. Welcome!