The Center for the Study of Nutrition Medicine (CSNM) at BIDMC was established in 1989 by the late George L. Blackburn, MD, PhD, a pioneer in the field of nutrition medicine. Before his death in 2017, Dr. Blackburn was the S. Daniel Abraham Professor in Nutrition Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Director of the Center for the Study of Nutrition Medicine at BIDMC, and Director of the Feihe Nutrition Laboratory in the Department of Surgery.