Vijaya Lakshmi Melnick was born in India on November 19, 1937. She was raised in India and went to school there until her last year of agricultural college, when she won a fellowship to come to the University of Wisconsin. Since being in the U.S., Melnick has earned her master’s degree and Ph.D. Dr. Melnick served with Senator Muskie on the Nestle Infant Formula Audit Commission [NIFAC].
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