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MSI Awards

Recognizing researchers who advance the understanding of the health benefits of culinary spices and herbs

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MSI Leadership

MSI is guided by a scientific advisory council of internationally-renowned scientists and health professionals.

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Scientific Overviews of Spices and Herbs

Published reviews of scientific research on spices and herbs including potential health benefits

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About MSI

The McCormick Science Institute is a research-driven organization whose mission is to support scientific research and disseminate information on the health benefits of culinary herbs and spices.

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In MEMORIAM: Gil Leveille

Dr. Gilbert (Gil) Antonio Leveille, 85 years of age, passed on Thursday, August 8, 2019.  He was the founding member of the McCormick Science Institute's Scientific Advisory Council and we are forever grateful for his contributions.

Dr. Leveille, a long-term resident of Denville, N.J., and son of the late Isadore and Rose Caron Leveille, was born June 3, 1934, in Fall River, Mass. He attended Blessed Sacrament School in Fall River through eighth grade and was a graduate of Bristol Aggie Agricultural High School in Dighton, Mass., in 1952. He received his undergraduate degree in agriculture from the University of Massachusetts in 1956, a master's and doctorate in nutrition and biochemistry from Rutgers University in 1959 and a DSc (honorary) from Purdue University in 2007.

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