Rockville, MD (April 10, 2024) – The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) and the ASN Foundation proudly announce the distinguished recipients of the 2024 National Scientific Achievement Awards today. Recognizing outstanding contributions and pioneering advancements in the field of nutrition, these awards serve as a testament to excellence and innovation.

“We are delighted to honor these exceptional individuals whose groundbreaking work continues to shape the landscape of nutrition research,” remarked Kevin Schalinske, PhD, President of ASN. “Their contributions not only enrich our understanding of nutrition but also inspire future generations of nutrition professionals.” 

Catherine E. Woteki, PhD, Chair of the ASN Foundation Board of Trustees, expressed gratitude for the continued growth of the Scientific Achievement Awards program, attributing its success to the unwavering support of generous donors and advocates. “We take great pride in recognizing this esteemed cohort of leaders across all career stages for their profound contributions to the nutrition community and their commitment to improving public health.” 

Senior Investigator Awards 

Haleon Consumer Healthcare Nutritional Sciences Award 
Supported by Haleon Consumer Healthcare 
Emily Ho, PhD, Oregon State University 

Conrad A Elvehjem Award for Public Service in Nutrition 
Supported by Mondelēz International 
Susan T. Mayne, PhD, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, FDA (Retired)

David Kritchevsky Career Achievement Award 
Supported by Mondelēz International 
Barbara Schneeman, PhD, UC Davis and Food and Drug Administration 

E. V. McCollum Award 
Krista Varady, PhD, University of Illinois Chicago  

General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition Innovation Award 
Endowed by the General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition 
Lu Qi, MD, PhD, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Mary Swartz Rose Senior Investigator Award  
Supported by the Council for Responsible Nutrition  
Colin Kay, PhD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 

Osborne and Mendel Award  
Supported by the Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences (IAFNS) 
Yuxiang Sun, MD, PhD, Texas A&M University 

Robert H Herman Memorial Award 
Wayne Campbell, MS, PhD, Purdue University 

Senior Investigator Lectureships 

E.V. McCollum International Lectureships in Nutrition Award 
E.V. McCollum International Lectureship Endowment Fund 
Susan Roberts, PhD, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College

George Bray Outstanding Scientific Achievements Award in Obesity Research 
Endowed by Dr. George A. Bray and his wife, Marilyn M. Bray 
Arne Astrup, MD, PhD, Novo Nordisk Foundation 

Jean-Pierre Habicht Lifetime Achievements in International Nutrition Award 
Supported by donors of the Jean-Pierre Habicht Lifetime Achievement in Global Nutrition Research Award Fund 
Patrick Webb, PhD, Tufts University 

Robert Suskind and Leslie Lewinter-Suskind Pediatric Nutrition Lifetime Achievement Award 
Endowed by Dr. Robert Suskind and his wife, Leslie Lewinter-Suskind 
Steve Daniels, MD, PhD, University of Colorado School of Medicine 

Senior Investigator Educator & Mentor Awards 

ASN Foundation Mentorship Award 
Dorothy Teegarden, PhD, Purdue University 

 Excellence in Nutrition Education Award 
Sarah Francis, PhD, Iowa State University 

Roland L Weinsier Award for Excellence in Medical/Dental Nutrition Education 
David Seres, MD, MSc, Columbia University  

Mid-Career Awards 

Nevin Scrimshaw Mid-Career Award in Global Nutrition 
Supported by the Sight and Life Foundation and contributions from ASN’s Global Nutrition Council members 
Sera Young, PhD, Northwestern University 

Young Investigator Awards 

Bio-Serv Award in Experimental Animal Nutrition 
Supported by Bio-Serv Inc. 
Tzu-Wen Cross, PhD, Purdue University 

E.L.R. Stokstad Award 
Endowed by the Stokstad Family 
Adam Metherel, PhD, University of Toronto 

Mary Swartz Rose Young Investigator Award 
Supported by Council for Responsible Nutrition 
Rafaela G. Feresin, PhD, Georgia State University  

Mead Johnson Award 
Endowed by Mead Johnson Pediatric Nutrition Institute 
Laura Chiavaroli, PhD, University of Toronto 

Norman Kretchmer Memorial Award in Nutrition and Development 
Katherine A. Sauder, PhD,  Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Peter J Reeds Young Investigator Award 
Jessica Gwin, PhD, United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine 

Vernon Young International Award for Amino Acid Research 
Endowed by Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition North America, Inc. 
David Church, PhD, UAMS CTRAL 

Additional Awards 

ASN Industry Recognition Award 
Dorothy Klimis-Zacas, MS, PhD, FACN, University of Maine School of Food and Agriculture

ASN Korean Nutrition Society Award 
Daniel Hoffman, PhD, Rutgers University 

ASN Nutrition Society of Taiwan Award 
Martha Belury, PhD, RDN, Ohio State University 
ASN Volunteer of the Year Award 
Catherine E. Woteki, PhD, Iowa State University 

 Milton L. Sunde Award 
Endowed by the Sunde Family 
Kelin Li, PhD and Hai Lin, PhD of Shandong Agricultural University 

Scholarships and Fellowships 

Haleon Predoctoral Fellowship 
Supported by Haleon Consumer Healthcare 
Huyen Le, BS, Rutgers University 

ASN Predoctoral Fellowship: The Gerber Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship 
Endowed by The Gerber Foundation 
Kate Killion, MPH, RDN, University of Connecticut 

 Clinical Nutrition Internship Program 
Juhi Patel, University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia  

Top Reviewers for ASN Journals

The Journal of Nutrition  
 Nancy Moran, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine 
Elizabeth Johnson, PhD, Tufts University 
Margaret Rayman, PhD, University of Surrey 
Luc Van Loon, PhD, Maastricht University 
Guo-Chong Chen, PhD, Suzhou Medical College of Soochow University 
Craig Horswill, PhD, University of Illinois Chicago 

Current Developments in Nutrition  
Yang Xiao, PhD, Mayo Clinic 
Naomi Fukagawa, MD, USDA 
Xiaoran Liu, PhD, Rush University  
Xinyin Jiang, PhD, RD, Brooklyn College, CUNY 
Brenda Smith, PhD, MS, Indiana University 

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition  
J. Thomas Brenna, PhD, University of Texas at Austin 
David Jenkins, MD, PhD, DSc, University of Toronto 
Laura Caulfield, PhD, Johns Hopkins University 
Nina Geiker, PhD, University of Copenhagen 
Steen Stender, MD, DMSci, University of Copenhagen 

Advances in Nutrition 
Julie Obbagy, PhD, RD, USDA 
Amy Mobley, PhD, RD, FAND, University of Florida 
Kelly Cara, PhD, Tufts University  
Natasha Cole, PhD, MPH, RD, USDA 
Jenna Seymor, PhD, CDC

The 2024 National Scientific Achievement Award recipients will be celebrated June 29 – July 2 in Chicago, IL, during ASN’s annual flagship meeting, NUTRITION 2024. 

For more information about ASN and the ASN Foundation, visit  


About the American Society for Nutrition (ASN)
The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) is the preeminent professional organization for scientists and clinicians around the world. Founded in 1928, the society brings together the top nutrition researchers, medical practitioners, policy makers and industry leaders to advance the science, education, and practice of nutrition, reaching more than 55 million people annually. ASN publishes four peer-reviewed journals and provides education and professional development opportunities year-round. Since 2018, the American Society of Nutrition has presented NUTRITION, the leading global annual meeting for nutrition professionals. Visit us at

About the ASN Foundation (ASNF)
The American Society for Nutrition Foundation (ASNF) complements and enhances ASN priorities and activities through the dissemination and application of nutrition science and education to improve public health and clinical practice worldwide, and advancing the Society’s role as a global leader in nutrition, health, and wellness. The ASNF’s broad portfolio of activities includes education, awards and scholarships, as well as recognition of lifetime achievement through our renowned Fellows program. The ASNF also raises funds to turn current challenges facing the field into opportunities that support the future. Visit us at