Associated Press
Thursday September 06, 2001

Doris Calloway, 78 

former UC Berkeley provost 


BERKELEY (AP) — Doris Calloway, an internationally recognized nutritional scientist and one of the first women provosts at the University of California, Berkeley, has died of Parkinson’s disease. 

Calloway, who was 78, died last Friday at a nursing home in Seattle. 

Calloway was appointed professor of nutrition at Berkeley in 1963 and shortly after started the Penthouse studies, which later became a model for dietary research. The studies recorded in detail the food and energy needs of six volunteers who lived for several weeks on campus in an isolated environment. 

Calloway became provost for UC Berkeley’s professional schools and colleges in 1981. 

In the late 1980s Calloway led a nine-university, $14 million research project in Kenya, Egypt and Mexico aimed at understanding the causes and consequences of moderate malnutrition. In 1995, she chaired a U.S. government committee that determines dietary guidelines for Americans every five years. 

Calloway is survived by her husband of 20 years, Robert Nesheim of Seattle; a son, David Calloway of Woodland Hills, Calif.; a daughter, Candace Calloway Whiting of Seattle; two stepchildren, Sandra Rankin of Danbury, Conn.; and Barbara Mowry of Denver; and nine grandchildren.