Posted on | March 26, 2010 | 1 Comment
Ira J. Lichton, Mānoa emeritus professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition, passed away on March 10. Lichton joined Mānoa in 1962 and was active in the Faculty Senate, University of Hawaiʻi Professional Assembly and Faculty Retirees Association, serving as its president. He earned his doctorate degree from the University of Illinois.
According to the book, Hawaiʻi’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources: Celebrating the First 100 Years, Lichton worked with the military, evaluating the nutrient of new military rations with troops at the Pohakuloa military reservation. He also was involved in the dietetics program and did considerable research with colleagues on the health implications of Japanese diets eaten in Hawaiʻi and on blood pressure and kidney function.