Wheeling Jesuit University

Professor Appointed to Fragrance Foundation Scientific Advisory Committee

Dr. Bryan Raudenbush has been appointed as a member of the international Fragrance Foundation Scientific Advisory Committee. The director of undergraduate research and associate professor of psychology at Wheeling Jesuit University, Raudenbush and his students at Wheeling Jesuit are active in a variety of research that involves the sense of smell and fragrances.

A non-profit organization, The Fragrance Foundation was established in 1981 as a charity dedicated to funding scientific studies on the sense of smell and beneficial effects of fragrance. Its website is located at: http://www.senseofsmell.org/about/advisors.php.

The fragrance committee is chaired by Craig B. Warren, Ph.D.; Chemosensory Perception Lab, Dept. of Surgery (Otolaryngology), University of California, San Diego. Other members of the committee include: H. Rahman Ansari, Ph.D., Quest International Fragrances, Inc.; Carol Christensen, Ph.D., Monell Chemical Senses Center; Leslie Smith, Ph.D., Coty U.S., Inc.; Harvey Gedeon, Estée Lauder, Inc.; Rachel Herz, Ph.D., Brown University; Susan Knasko, Ph.D., L'Oreal U.S, Inc.; Tyler Lorig, Ph.D., Washington and Lee University; Susan Schiffman, Ph.D., Duke University; and Charles Wysocki, Ph.D., Monell Chemical Senses Center

The Sense of Smell Institute (SOSI) is a leading global resource for information relating to the sense of smell and its role in enhancing quality of life. It encourages exploration into the broader multi-sensory context of smell and the positive effects of fragrance on human behavior. In January 2006, SOSI became the Research and Education Division of The Fragrance Foundation, whose goal is to expand the appreciation and use of fragrance. It offers an annual award to leading researchers and supports the science.

Dr. Raudenbush maintains a Chemical Senses Laboratory at Wheeling Jesuit University where students and faculty examine issues related to taste and odor processing, food preferences and eating disorders. It is supplied with the necessary equipment for producing taste and odor stimuli, such as sinks, refrigerator, balances, stimulus preparation areas, odorant delivery system, and water distillation.

One of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States, Wheeling Jesuit University offers students a high-quality private education. Since 1995 U.S. News & World Report has ranked Wheeling Jesuit University among the top institutions in its “Best Master's Universities in the South” category. The campus is also home to the Robert C. Byrd National Technology Transfer Center, the Erma Ora Byrd Center for Educational Technologies®, the NASA-sponsored Classroom of the Future, a Challenger Learning Center® and the Clifford M. Lewis Appalachian Institute.

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