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Harry George Preuss, MD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Preuss has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the field of nutrition science

Dr. Preuss currently excels as a tenured professor in the department of biochemistry, with secondary appointments in physiology, medicine and pathology at Georgetown University Medical Center.

    FAIRFAX STATION, VA, March 06, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Harry George Preuss, MD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Preuss celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

With roughly 60 years of experience to his credit, Dr. Preuss currently excels as a tenured professor in the department of biochemistry, with secondary appointments in physiology, medicine and pathology at Georgetown University Medical Center. Prior to these appointments, he worked at the aforementioned university as an associate professor in medicine and pathology and participated for many years as a chairman of the Institutional Review Board. During this time, he included a six-month sabbatical in molecular biology at the National Institutes of Health in the laboratories of Maurice Burg, MD. Dr. Preuss began his career at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, holding the roles of assistant professor, tenured associate professor and established investigator for the American Heart Association between 1966 and 1971.

Before embarking on his professional path, Dr. Preuss earned a Bachelor of Arts at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY in 1956 after completing a three year advanced program and a first year in medical school. He concluded his academic efforts at Cornell University Medical School, New York, NY in 1959, graduating with a Doctor of Medicine degree. Following these accomplishments, Dr. Preuss became certified as a nutrition specialist (CNS) approved by the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists in 1998.

Dr. Preuss additionally refined his exemplary skills in medicine through a number of training opportunities. At the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, he completed an internship and a residency in medicine under Dr. David E. Rogers between 1959 and 1962. He later continued his training with a fellowship in renal physiology at Cornell University Medical Center in the city of New York from 1962 to 1964, studying under his mentor, Dr. Robert F. Pitts. From 1964 to 1966, Dr. Preuss garnered further valuable expertise at the Georgetown University Medical Center by completing a fellowship in clinical nephrology under Dr. George E. Schreiner.

In publishing over 600 articles for such journals as the Journal of Clinical Investigations, the Journal of Experimental Medicine, the American Journal of Medicine, Kidney International, the American Journal of Physiology, as well as the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, Dr. Preuss has found much success with his written works. He has penned, edited or co-edited 15 books, such as "The Natural Fat-Loss Pharmacy," which has sold numerous copies, "The Prostate Cure," "Maitake Magic" and "Obesity: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Prevention." The latter book received highly complementary reviews from the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association. (JAMA). An advisory editor for many journals, he notably authored "The Bitter Sweet" as well as the nutrition section for Encyclopedia Americana. With eight patents to his name, Dr. Preuss was honored to have been interviewed by "The Dr. Oz Show" and profiled in the popular press.

In addition to his primary vocation, Dr. Preuss has been affiliated with various organizations in relation to his areas of expertise. He has maintained his involvement with the American College of Nutrition in many capacities, including as a vice president, an elected ninth master, a secretary-treasurer, a chairman for multiple councils and the president, the latter title he held in 1998, 2008 and 2010. He was also associated with the American Federation for Medical Research, the American Society of Nephrology, the American Physiological Society, the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the American Society of Hypertension. Likewise, Dr. Preuss was a member of the International Society of Nephrology, the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, the Association of Clinical Scientists and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Dr. Preuss previously flourished at the National Institutes of Health as a member of the advisory council for the Office of Alternative Medicine, the Director's Advisory Council, and clinical study section JH-07. He was additionally active on the advisory council for the National Institute on Aging, the Peer-Research Review Committee for the American Heart Association and the National Cholesterol Education Program at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. He has additionally provided his wealth of knowledge to the Alliance for Natural Health as a member of the board of directors and the scientific and medical collaboration group. The past president of the Board for the Certification of Nutrition Specialists, Dr. Preuss has held the post of the chairman of the scientific advisory boards for and Wilderness Athletes, Inc.

In light of his exceptional undertakings, Dr. Preuss has accrued several accolades throughout his impressive career. Recognized as a fellow of the American College of Nutrition (FACN) and subsequently the ninth Master of the college (MACN), he was honored by the same organization with the Outstanding Senior Investigator in Nutrition Award in 2010, an honorary special dinner in 2014, and as a member of the groups receiving the Charles E. Ragus Award for the best research paper of the year in their journal in 2006, 2016 and 2018. He was further presented with the Harold Harper Lectureship Award from the American College for Advancement in Medicine as well as the William B. Peck Award, the James Lind Award, the Bieber Award and three Jonathan Emord Awards. A special research fellow of the National Institutes of Health between 1962 and 1966, Dr. Preuss was selected for inclusion in the 26th edition of Who's Who in the East.

Inspired by his brother, likewise a medical student at Cornell, and his mother and aunt, who were both registered nurses, Dr. Preuss attributes his success to his wife, also a registered and certified nurse and his family, as he is not in his line of work for fame or praise. Renowned currently as a specialist in researching the effects of dietary sugars and refined carbohydrates on a variety of health issues, he is proud of discovering the following along the way: that the myeloma protein (Bence Jones) is directly toxic to the kidney, a factor in uremic serum emanating from the microbiome influencing renal organic acid transport, the part played by pyridine nucleotides in enhancing renal ammonia metabolism during acidosis, the complementary action of hypoxia and heme proteins in producing acute tubular necrosis, the prominent role of combined dietary sugars and table salt in blood pressure regulation, the role of natural supplements such as chromium, cinnamon, bitter melon, etc. to affect metabolism and lifespan via insulin sensitization, the link of glucose-insulin metabolism to aging, the antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral actions of oregano and monolaurin, and his above mentioned highly cited works on the participation of insulin resistance in many medical maladies. Looking toward the future, his recent studies on the glucose-insulin system in non-diabetics dealing with many concepts he has put forth such as " the continuum of risks, the aging paradox, a trade-off principle, and the deadly triangle" should lead to means to bring about a longer healthier lifespan for many individuals. Dr. Preuss' findings have contributed greatly to recent efforts to limit dietary sugars in food and drink and to raise chickens free of antibiotics. Dr. Preuss hopes to continue writing books in his research areas while persevering in his present position at Georgetown University.

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