A Message From
Linus Pauling, Jr.



Photo of Linus Pauling, Jr., M.D.

The Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University is up and running, and I like what I see.

For several years the Board of Trustees and the CEO, Stephen Lawson, of the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine have worked, with the full approval of my father, to ensure that his research and institute would continue on into the future, for there is very much more to be learned about the relationship of nutrition to health. After intensive exploration of possibilities, we selected OSU, and the move was made last summer.

I have visited our completely refurbished laboratories, which are well-equipped for our purposes. Additionally, extensive facilities and services in other departments of OSU are available if needed.

I am no longer involved in the management of LPI, but my interest in its welfare continues unabated. Other board members of the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine and I have joined an external advisory committee that will advise the director of LPI. I am delighted with the choice of this new scientific director, Professor Balz Frei. Not coincidentally, his research interests are very similar to my father's, and his work on vitamin C is renowned and respected. I am looking forward to a very productive future for LPI.

Additionally, OSU has committed to three more professorial positions for LPI. What this means to me is that the quality of the research at LPI will be extremely high.

If my father were alive today, he would be just as happy as I am with LPI's progress.

Linus Pauling Jr., M.D.

Last updated May, 1997

Honoring a Scientific Giant with Research Toward Longer, Better Lives


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