– Florida Tech Provost T. Dwayne McCay announces the appointment of two researchers to the position of Distinguished Visiting Research Professor in Florida
Tech’s University College. Keith Berkowitz, M.D., and Peter V. Radatti, Ph.D., join the faculty to pursue research in sustainable food products related to
the State of Florida.
Berkowitz is medical director of the Center for Balanced Health in New York City, which he founded in 2003. The center specializes in the prevention and
treatment of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and other metabolic conditions. Formerly, he was with the Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine and worked
with Dr. Robert Atkins as business and medical director.
Radatti, whose background is in chemistry, electronics and astrophysics, worked for 13 years at General Electric Space, Military Programs Department. While
there, he designed and developed very early fiber optics computer networks. In 1998, he started his own computer security company, CyberSoft, Inc., which
sells security products primarily to the U.S. Defense Department.
Radatti is CEO and, with Berkowitz, co-founder of R&B Foods. They began the company in 2004 to create healthy food products that would be beneficial to
Berkowitz’s patients, many of whom have diabetes, unstable blood sugar or heart disease. At Florida Tech they will continue work they have begun on
orange-based fiber flour and other food products.
Both will report to the dean of University College, Clifford R. Bragdon, Ph.D.