2024 Award Honorees

Meet the 2024 Award Honorees!

ASN Class of 2024 Fellows

To be inducted as a Fellow of the Society is the highest honor ASN bestows. The ASN Fellows program, in existence since 1952, recognizes the following members of the Class of 2024 for their distinguished careers.

  • Mona S. Calvo, PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 
  • Robert S. Chapkin, PhD, Texas A&M University 
  • Elvira de Mejía, PhD, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 
  • Earl H. Harrison, PhD, Ohio State University 
  • Christiani Jeyakumar Henry, PhD, Agency Science, Technology and Research, Singapore 
  • Paul F. Jacques, DSc, USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University 
  • Donald K. Layman, PhD, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 
  • Harris R. Lieberman, PhD, U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine
  • Eric L. Lien, PhD, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 
  • J. Alfredo Martínez Hernández, PhD, PharmD, MD, University of Navarra, Spain 
  • Luis A. Mejía, PhD, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 
  • John R. Speakman, PhD, DSc, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom 
  • Valerie Tarasuk, PhD, University of Toronto, Canada 
  • Nimbe Torres, PhD, Salvador Zubirán National Institute of Health Sciences and Nutrition, Mexico 
  • Armando R. Tovar, PhD, Salvador Zubirán National Institute of Health Sciences and Nutrition, Mexico 

National Scientific Achievement Awards

The ASN and ASN Foundation awards program honors scientists, clinicians and scholars for significant achievements in nutrition research and practice.

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

This award lecture will take place on Sunday, June 30, 2024 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Click here for more information.

George Bray Outstanding Scientific Achievements Award in Obesity Research

Endowed by Dr. George A. Bray and his wife, Marilyn M. Bray

Arne Astrup, MD, DMSc, Novo Nordisk Foundation 

This award lecture will take place on Sunday, June 30, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. Click here for more information.

Jean-Pierre Habicht Lifetime Achievements in Global Nutrition Research Award

Supported by donors of the Jean-Pierre Habicht Lifetime Achievement in Global Nutrition Research Award Fund

Patrick Webb, PhD, USAID

This award lecture will take place on Monday, July 1, 2024 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM. Click here for more information.

Robert Suskind and Leslie Lewinter-Suskind Pediatric Nutrition Lifetime Achievement Award

Endowed by Dr. Robert Suskind and his wife, Leslie Lewinter-Suskind

Stephen R Daniels, MD, PhD, MPH University of Colorado School of Medicine 

This award lecture will take place on Saturday, June 29, 2024 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM. Click here for more information.

SENIOR INVESTIGATOR EDUCATOR & MENTOR AWARDS

ASN Foundation Mentorship Award

Dorothy Teegarden, PhD, Purdue University

Excellence in Nutrition Education Award

Sarah L Francis, PhD, MHS, RD, Iowa State University

Roland L Weinsier Award for Excellence in Medical/Dental Nutrition Education

David S Seres, MD, ScM, PNS, Columbia University

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 D 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 

MID-CAREER AND YOUNG INVESTIGATOR 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 L Young, MA, PhD, Northwestern University 

Bio-Serv Award in Experimental Animal Nutrition

Supported by Bio-Serv, Inc.

Tzu-Wen L 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 A 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 D Church, PhD, UAMS CTRAL

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Haleon Predoctoral Fellowship

Supported by Haleon Consumer Healthcare

Huyen Le, BS, Rutgers University 

Role(s) of adipocyte glutamine production in lactation performance 

Clinical Nutrition Internship Program

Juhi Patel, University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia  

ASN Predoctoral Fellowship: The Gerber Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship 

Endowed by The Gerber Foundation 

Kate Killion, MPH, RDN, University of Connecticut 

Incorporating multi-level determinants of diet quality and oral health into a digital intervention for caregivers of young children

ADDITIONAL AWARDS

ASN Industry Recognition Award

Dorothy Klimis-Zacas, MS, PhD, FACN, University of Maine School of Food and Agriculture

ASN Volunteer of the Year Award

Catherine E. Woteki, PhD, Iowa State University 

Korean Nutrition Society (KNS) Award

Daniel J Hoffman, PhD, Rutgers University 

ASN Nutrition Society of Taiwan Award

Martha A Belury, PhD, RDN, Ohio State University 

Milton L. Sunde Award

Kelin Li, PhD and Hai Lin, PhD of Shandong Agricultural University 

Celebrating 50 Years of Membership

ASN congratulates each of these members for their long-term commitment to advancing excellence in nutrition science and practice.

Richard A. Ahrens, PhD
Nancy W. Alcock-Hood, PhD
Harvey Anderson, PhD, FASN
James W. Anderson, MD, FASN
Richard E. Austic, PhD
*Dale Bausman, PhD
Billy R. Baumgardt, PhD, FASN
*Donald Beitz, PhD, FASN
Norlin J. Benevenga, PhD, FASN
Andre Bensadoun, PhD, FASN
Werner G. Bergen, PhD, FASN
George A. Bray, MD, FASN
Margaret E. Briley, PhD, RD
Oscar Brunser, MD
George E. Bunce, PhD
T. Colin Campbell, PhD
Lyndon B. Carew, PhD
Harry R. Conrad, PhD
Jack M. Cooperman, PhD, FASN
*Robert Cousins, PhD, FASN
Nuhad J. Daghir, PhD
Luigi M. De Luca, PhD, FASN
Hector F. DeLuca, PhD, FASN


Charles E. Elson, PhD, FASN
Cyril O. Enwonwu, PhD, ScD
Hans Fisher, PhD, FASN
Richard A. Freedland, PhD, FASN
Jimmy Garlich, PhD
Helene N. Guttman, PhD
Charles H. Halsted, MD, FASN
Michael Hambidge, MD, ScD, FASN
Jean H. Hankin, PhD, FASN
Robert W. Harkins, PhD
Sami A. Hashim, MD
A Wallace Hayes, PhD, CNS
K. C. Hayes, DVM, PhD, FASN
David C. Herting, PhD
Edward Horton, MD
Khursheed N. Jeejeebhoy, MD, PhD
Madhu L. Kakade, PhD
Leslie M. Klevay, MD, FASN
Joel Kopple, MD, FASN
*Roy Martin, PhD, FASN
*Melvin Mathias, PhD, FASN
James G. Morris, PhD, FASN

Malden C. Nesheim, PhD, FASN
Buford Nichols, MD, FASN
Forrest H. Nielsen, PhD, FASN
Cheryl F. Nockels, PhD
George M Owen, MD, FASN
Donald L. Palmquist, PhD
Mulchand S. Patel, PhD
Richard Rivlin, MD, FASN
Quinton R. Rogers, PhD, FASN
Irwin H. Rosenberg, MD, FASN
Norton S. Rosensweig, MD
Robert B. Rucker, PhD, FASN
Harold H. Sandstead, MD, FACP, FASN
Jack L. Smith, PhD
James C. Smith, PhD, FASN
Robert E. Smith, PhD
Bruce R. Stillings, PhD
Peruvemba R. Sundaresan, PhD
Leon Swell, PhD
Richard C. Theuer, PhD, MBA
Barbara A. Underwood, PhD, FASN
John E. Vanderveen, PhD
Maija H. Zile, PhD, FASN

*Celebrating 50 years of membership in 2024

Award Competitions and Abstract Recognition Award Programs

ASN recognizes outstanding research from students and early career professionals being presented at NUTRITION 2024.

CLINICAL EMERGING LEADERS AWARD COMPETITION FINALISTS

Recognizes individuals in postgraduate programs presenting outstanding research in clinical and human nutrition during NUTRITION 2024 

This award competition will be held on Saturday, June 29 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM CT. Click here for more information.

Kelly C. Cara, MS, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University 

A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Vitamin D Intakes and Status in Adults With Irritable Bowel Syndrome  

Leandra Durham, MS, RD, LD, The University of Alabama at Birmingham 

Bioenhancing Assessment of Black Pepper With Turmeric on Self-Reported Pain Ratings: A Randomized, Crossover Clinical Trial 

Brandon D. McGuire, Rutgers University 

Time-Restricted Eating: Microbiome, Metabolic Health, and Bone (TREMBO) Study Protocol

Brad Ryva, MS, Michigan State University 

Persistent Nausea Is Associated With Worsening of Diet Quality Across Pregnancy 

Brooke E. Wickman, MS, RD, University of California, Davis 

Effectiveness and Implementation of a DASH Diet Intervention for Outpatient Heart Failure Management: Preliminary Results of a Pragmatic Clinical Trial  

DJPJ TRAINEE ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

In honor of Dr. Douglas J. Paddon-Jones’ commitment to young investigator research, these awards recognize 1 graduate student and 1 postdoctoral fellow for outstanding research related to dietary protein, muscle metabolism, and/or healthy aging during NUTRITION 2024. 

ASN thanks the donors of the Doug J. Paddon-Jones Memorial Fund for supporting these awards. 

Anne-Julie Tessier, PhD, RD, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 

Optimal Dietary Patterns for Healthy Aging: Two Large US Prospective Cohort Studies  

 

EARLY CAREER RESEARCH AWARD COMPETITION FINALISTS

Challenges early career faculty, scientists and clinicians, in nutrition by providing a juried abstract review and special oral session in which they compete in presenting their research findings during NUTRITION 2024. 

The ASN Foundation supports this competition. 

This award competition will be held on Sunday, June 30 from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM CT. Click here for more information.

Mihaela A. Ciulei, PhD, MS, The Pennsylvania State University 

Balanced Energy-Protein Supplementation Package in Lactating Women Increases Anthropometric Outcomes in Mothers and Infants: A Prospective IPD Meta-Analysis 

Shalean M. Collins, PhD, MPH, RD, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine 

Health Disparities in the Gulf South: Unpacking the Relationship Between Food Insecurity, Stress, and Intimate Partner Violence in New Orleans  

Cristian Del Bo’, University of Milan 

Alternative Food Sources of Vitamin B12 As Potential Nutritional Strategy To Prevent and Treat a Deficiency: A Systematic Review

Sin-Hye Park, PhD, Hallym University 

Effects of Coumarin-Type Compounds on Diabetes-Associated and Age-Related Sarcopenia 

Dongqing Wang, PhD, MPH, George Mason University 

The Effects of Prenatal Nutritional Supplements on Small Vulnerable Newborn Types in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Meta-Analysis of Individual Participant Data 

EMERGING LEADERS IN NUTRITION SCIENCE ABSTRACT RECOGNITION PROGRAM FINALISTS

Recognizes the very best research presented by students and young investigators during NUTRITION 2024

Finalists are named across the abstract topical areas. 

This award competition will be held on Saturday, June 29 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM CT. Click here for more information.

Aging and Chronic Disease 

Rong Fan, MS, University of Massachusetts Amherst 

Hyperthermia Treatment Attenuates Diet-Induced Obesity and Insulin Resistance in Old Female and Ovariectomized Mice via TRPV1-Mediated Futile Calcium Cycling 

James Mckendry, PhD, McMaster University 

Whey and Pea (NUTRALYS® S85 Plus), but Not Collagen, Protein Supplementation Beyond the RDA Enhances Integrated Myofibrillar Protein Synthesis in Older Men 

Rira Oh, Sookmyung Women’s University, Department of Food & Nutrition 

Bioinformatics Analysis of RNA-Seq Data Reveals Inhibitory Effects of Ent-7β-Hydroxy-15-Oxokaur-16-En-18-Yl Acetate on Osteoclastogenesis and Mitochondrial Function 

Anne-Julie Tessier, PhD, RD, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 

Optimal Dietary Patterns for Healthy Aging: Two Large US Prospective Cohort Studies 


Carotenoids and Retinoids
 

Sayma Alam, PhD Student, The University of Alabama 

Improved Stability and In Vitro Bioaccessibility of Lutein in Emulsions Stabilized by Octenylsuccinylated Starch and Pea Protein Isolate 

Katelyn E. Senkus, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine and USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center 

Plasma Lycopene and Lutein Concentrations Are Associated With Reduced Adiposity and Improved Metabolic Health in Healthy Infants 

Yanqi Zhang, PhD, The University of Alabama 

Optimization of Lutein Emulsion Stabilized by Octenylsuccinylated Starch-Soy Protein Isolate to Improve Lutein Stability and In Vitro Bioaccessibility 


Climate, Food Systems, Diet, Nutrition and Health
 

Jiada J. Zhan, MS, RD, Emory University 

Planetary Health Diet Index Trends and Associations With Dietary Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Disease Biomarkers, Obesity, and Mortality in the United States (2005-2018) 


Clinical Nutrition
 

Kelly C. Cara, MS, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University 

A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Vitamin D Intakes and Status in Adults With Irritable Bowel Syndrome 

Tatiana Diacova, MS, RDN, University of California, Davis 

Response of Cardiometabolic Biomarkers and Gut Microbiota to Walnut Consumption 

Brooke E. Wickman, MS, RD, University of California, Davis 

Effectiveness and Implementation of a DASH Diet Intervention for Outpatient Heart Failure Management: Preliminary Results of a Pragmatic Clinical Trial 

 

Community and Public Health Nutrition 

Anna M. Abdollahi, RD, MPH, University of Helsinki 

Importance of Sleep: Associations Between Sleeping Habits Dietary Patterns Among Preschool-Aged Children 

Importance of Sleep: Associations Between Sleeping Habits Dietary Patterns Among Preschool-Aged Children 

Samantha Cheng, BS, McMaster University 

Barriers and Facilitators to Implementing School Food Programs: Perspectives From Private Sector Partners 

Marco S. Esteban, University of California, Irvine 

Advancing Food Security Initiatives: Feasibility of an Emergency Department Food Insecurity Screening Intervention and Patient Outcomes 

Matthew Lee, MS, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 

Longitudinal Changes in Adherence to US Dietary Guidelines and Associations With Body Mass Index Among Adolescents in the Growing Up Today Study: A Change-in-Change Study 

Juliana Teruel Camargo, PhD, MPH, RD, NHLBI 

Pulses Consumption and Metabolic Syndrome Among Hispanic/Latino Adults: Findings From the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) 

 

Diet and Cancer 

Yun Chen, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School 

Diabetes Risk Reduction Diet and Risk of Liver Cancer and Chronic Liver Disease Mortality: A Prospective Cohort Study 

Rachel Hoobler, RD, University of Utah 

The Association of Malnutrition Risk With All-Cause Mortality Across Cancer Types 

Jioh Kang, Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Seoul National University 

Ultra-Processed Food Intake and Colorectal Adenoma in Korean Adults 

Darya Moosavi, Fred Hutch Cancer Center 

A Randomized Pilot Study of the Combined Effects of Fish Oil and Fermentable Dietary Fiber on the Gut Microbiome 

 

Dietary Bioactive Components 

Daniel Do, The Ohio State University 

Assessing Plasma Accumulation of Steroidal Alkaloids and Their Metabolites in Healthy Adults Following Long-Term Tomato-Based Vegetable Juice Consumption 

Leandra Durham, MS, RD, LD, The University of Alabama at Birmingham 

Bioenhancing Assessment of Black Pepper With Turmeric on Self-Reported Pain Ratings: A Randomized, Crossover Clinical Trial 

Nancy Ghanem, MS, Colorado State University 

Essential Role of Gut Microbiome in Determining Circulating Levels of Blueberry Polyphenol Metabolite Exposure 

Ha-Eun Lee, Sookmyung Women’s University, Department of Food & Nutrition 

Narirutin Ameliorates Cisplatin-Induced Muscle Atrophy by Regulating Protein Degradation and Synthesis With Mitochondrial Function In Vitro and In Vivo 

Stephanie Wilson, PhD, USDA-ARS Western Human Nutrition Research Center, Texas A&M Institute for Advancing Health Through Agriculture 

Differences in Dietary Polyphenol Intake Are Associated With Altered Gut Microbiome in Healthy U.S. Adults  

 

Energy and Macronutrient Metabolism  

Emily Hanselman, MS, RDN, Rutgers University 

Sweet Taste Receptors As Metabolic Regulators: TAS1R2-TAS1R3 Activation or Inhibition Differentially Affects Glucose Metabolism in Humans 

Jongbeom Jin, Oklahoma State University 

Investigating Metabolic Profiles in Mouse Skeletal Muscle Regeneration 

Kazi Sarjana Safain, MS, North Dakota State University 

One-Carbon Metabolite Supplementation Influences Fetal Liver Metabolites and Metabolic Pathways in a Diet-Dependent Manner During Early Pregnancy in Heifers 

 

Experimental/Companion Animal Nutrition 

Kazi Sarjana Safain, MS, North Dakota State University 

Tissue-Specific Impact of One-Carbon Metabolite Supplementation and Nutrient Restriction in Gestating Heifers on Fetal Mitochondrial-Related Gene Profiles

 

Global Nutrition 

Mary E. de Boer, MS, Johns Hopkins University 

Antenatal Diet Quality Modifies the Effect of Multiple Micronutrients (MMS) vs Iron-Folic Acid (IFA) on Risk of Low Birth Weight (LBW) in Bangladesh 

Sejla Isanovic, MPH, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina 

Market and Retail Food Environments in South Asia: A Comparative Analysis of Five Rural Districts 

Elise C. Reynolds, MPH, University of California, Davis 

Adolescent Food Insecurity at Home and at School Is Related to Diet Quality Among Ghanaian Adolescents 

Cassandra Sauer, University of British Columbia 

Assessing the Adherence to Iron and Folic Acid vs. Multiple Micronutrient Supplements During Pregnancy: A Cluster Randomized Non-Inferiority Trial in Cambodia 

Lauren Thompson, MS, University of California, Davis 

Predictors of Anemia Among Young Children Receiving Daily MNPs for 24 Weeks in Bangladesh 

Annika M. Weber, MS, Colorado State University 

The Gut Microbiota-Targeted Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition Using Rice Bran in Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Foods: A Randomized Controlled Trial in Indonesia 

 

Maternal, Perinatal and Pediatric Nutrition 

Sulagna Bandyopadhyay, PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 

Human Milk Choline Concentration in Relation to Infant Intake Recommendations: Findings From the JiVitA-3 Study 

Irma Castro, PhD, University of Idaho 

Associations Between Clinical and Subclinical Mastitis on Human Milk Immunological Profiles 

Hatice Cetinkaya, MS, University of Cincinnati 

Associations of Maternal Dietary Inflammation Potential and Body Mass Index with C-Reactive Protein Levels in Human Milk 

Maria E. Cinzori, BS, Michigan State University 

Associations of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances With Maternal Early Second Trimester Metabolic Biomarkers 

Alexandra C. Gogel, BS, University of Idaho, Margaret Ritchie School of Family and Consumer Sciences 

Circadian and Within-Feed Variation in Human Milk Total Protein and Proteomic Profiles 

Angela KC, MSPH, Johns Hopkins University 

Micronutrient Deficiencies Are Associated With Bacterial Vaginosis in the First Trimester of Pregnancy Among Women in Rural Northwest Bangladesh 

Brad Ryva, MS, Michigan State University 

Persistent Nausea Is Associated With Worsening of Diet Quality Across Pregnancy 

Neuroscience/Nutrition and the Brain 

Kaylea Flanagan, MPH, RD, LDN, University of Massachusetts Lowell 

Ultra-Processed Food Intake Is Associated With Cognitive Decline Among Older Puerto Rican Adults Living in Boston 

  

Neuroscience/Nutrition and the Brain 

Erica Israel, MS, Tufts University 

Warfarin Treatment Is Associated With Lower Post-mortem Brain Vitamin K Concentrations 

Saurabh Kadyan, Master of Technology, Florida State University 

Resistant Starches From Dietary Pulses Distinctly Modulate the Gut Microbiome, Mycobiome, Metabolome, and Neurocognitive Function in Aging Mice 

Ashti Morovati, PhD, Texas Tech University 

Transcriptomic Analyses of Eicosapentaenoic Acid Effects in Adipose Tissue and Cortex From High Fat Diet-Induced Obese Amyloidogenic Alzheimer Disease  Mice 

 

Nutrition Education and Behavioral Science  

Preciosa M. Martinez Motta, PhD, MS, RD/LDN, RN, Florida International University 

Perceived Stress Levels and Intuitive Eating Scores as a Function of Dispositional Mindfulness and Psychological Flexibility in Bariatric Surgery Patients 

Ivan D. Mendoza, MPH, Purdue University 

Longitudinal Associations Between Parental Screen Time Monitoring, Child Screen Time Exposure, Diet, and Body Mass Index 

  

Nutrition Translation/Food Science  

Caroline Best, Bio-Cat 

Microbial Xylanase Promotes Dietary Xylan Hydrolysis Under Simulated Gastrointestinal Conditions In Vitro: Beyond Galactan- and Fructan-Type FODMAPs 

Yudai Huang, Illinois Institute of Technology 

Profiling and Clustering of Herbs and Spices Using the Agilent Q-TOF LC/MS System and Mass Profiler Professional Software 

Alexandra B. Larcom, MPH, RD, LDN, University of Rhode Island 

How US Young Adults Understand and Conceptualize Ultra-Processed Foods 

Victoria M. Taormina, BS, University of Vermont 

Plant-Based Yogurt Alternatives: Suitable Substitutes for Cow’s Milk Yogurts? 

Joseph Vinod Varre, MS, Utah State University 

Effect of Finishing Practices on Fatty Acids Profiles of Beef From North American Commercial Operations: A Nation-Wide Profiling Study 

 

Nutritional Epidemiology/Dietary Patterns 

Alaina M. Bever, PhD, Harvard Medical School 

Proportion of Major Chronic Disease Attributable to Poor Quality Diet and Inadequate Physical Activity in the United States, Independent of Adult Body Weight 

Kelly C. Cara, MS, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University 

Long-Term Adherence to a Healthy Diet and Plant-Based Dietary Patterns in Relation to Cognitive Reserve in the 1946 British Birth Cohort: A Cross-Sectional Analysis 

Laura Lara Castor, MS, Tufts University 

Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Burdens Attributable to Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Among Adults in 184 Countries 

Lourdes A. Morales, MS, Purdue University 

Consuming One Egg Daily Reduced the Risk of Nutrient Inadequacy Among U.S. Adolescents With and Without Food Insecurity 

Anita Subramanian, PhD, NIH/NIEHS 

Prevalence and Trends in Vitamin D Levels in the United States, 2011-2018  

Amelia Sullivan, MS, RDN, University of Maine 

“Give us fresh fruit.” Students’ Perceptions of the School Food Environment Compared to Skin Carotenoid Levels 

Asuka Suzuki, PhD, RD, University of Kansas Medical Center 

The Association of the Proportion of Plant-Based Protein With Nutrient Deficiency Risk Among Older Adults in the US  

Longgang Zhao, PhD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School 

Sugar- and Artificially Sweetened Beverages, Proteomic Signatures, and Risk of Liver Outcomes: A Prospective Cohort Study in the UK Biobank 

 

Nutritional Immunology and Inflammation/Immunometabolism 

Umesh Kumar Goand, PhD, The Pennsylvania State University 

Effect of Long-Term Consumption of a Ketogenic Diet on the Progression of Metabolic Dysfunction-Associated Fatty Liver Disease in Mice 

Salin Raj Palayyan, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 

Lingual Taste Papillae Contribute to Immune Surveillance 

Maryam Seifishahpar, PhD Candidate, Texas Tech University 

Effects of Supplemental Tart Cherry and Fish Oil on Inflammation and Gut Microbiota in Diet-induced (C57BL/6J) and Genetically (TALLYHO/Jng) Obese Mice Models 

 

Nutritional Microbiology/Microbiome/Microbe Nutrition 

Apekshya Chhetri, BS, MS, Purdue University 

Diet Quality Impacts Circulating Tryptophan Metabolites and Diversity of Tryptophanase Harboring Bacteria 

Deepika Dinesh, PhD, University of Massachusetts Lowell 

Gut Microbial Pathways Associated With Proton Pump Inhibitor Use in Boston-Area Puerto Rican Adults 

Saurabh Kadyan, Master of Technology, Florida State University 

Prenatal Omega-3 Fatty Acid Exposure Modulates Infant Microbiome and Mitigates Western Diet-Induced Metabolic and Neurodevelopmental Impairments 

Gwoncheol Park, Florida State University 

Brain Transcriptomic and Metabolic Alternation Following a Mediterranean-Ketogenic Diet via Gut-Biome-Brain Mechanisms in a Preclinical Alzheimer’s Model 

Elizabeth A. Pletsch, PhD, USDA-ARS-BHNRC 

Broccoli Consumption Alters Microbial Diversity, Intestinal Gene Expression and Reduces Susceptibility to Bacterial Infection in Mice Fed a Total Western Diet (TWD) 

Jingcheng Zhao, PhD, The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 

Short-Term Caloric Restriction Alters the Microbiome Modulating Resistance to Clostridioides difficile Infection 

 

Obesity 

Katie M. Ellison, MS, RD, The University of Alabama at Birmingham 

Adaptive Dietary and Exercise Strategies for Adults With Prediabetes Trial (ADAPT): A Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trial  

Jennifer L. Oslund, MS, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University 

Development and Validation of New Questionnaire To Measure Cultural Influences on Dietary Behavior  

Jacqueline G. Swensen, Arizona State University 

Browning White Adipose Tissue via Microneedle-Based Transdermal Delivery of Forskolin in Obese Mice 

Fang Zhou, Arizona State University 

Trans-resveratrol and Quercetin Nanoparticles Promote Thermogenesis and Regulate Gut Microbiota in Human Fecal Transplanted and High-Fat Diet-Induced C57BL/6J Obese Mice
 

Precision Nutrition/Nutrient-Gene Interactions 

Alexa Barad, MS, RD, Cornell University 

Differences in Non-heme Iron Absorption Between Healthy Adults of East Asian and Northern European Ancestry: A Stable Iron Isotope Study 

Sarah K. Dellett, MA, Syracuse University 

Like Father, Like Daughter: Influence of Paternal Diet on Female Offspring Metabolic Health 

Bonnie K. Patchen, PhD, RD, Cornell University 

Intersections of Omega-3 Fatty Acids, DNA Methylation and Lung Function: A Nutritional Epigenetic Study in the Genetic Epidemiology of COPD Study

 

Sports/Performance Nutrition 

David E. Barney, Jr., PhD, US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine 

Longitudinal Declines in Iron Status in Female and Male US Army Recruits During Unaccustomed Military Training  

 

Vitamins and Minerals  

Joseph Arballo, MS, University of California, Davis 

Dietary Vitamin A Deficiency in Rodents Impacts Oxylipin Metabolism and Gene Expression of Oxidative Enzymes 

Harper Sutton, BS, BA, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 

Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Inflammatory Response Differs Over Time in Mice Fed an Alpha-Tocopherol Deficient Diet for 12 Weeks 

GEORGE BRAY OBESITY RESEARCH STUDENT AWARDS

Recognizes the two students with the highest-scoring abstracts in a topical area related to the causes, treatment or prevention of obesity presenting outstanding research during NUTRITION 2024. 

ASN thanks Dr. George A. Bray and Marilyn M. Bray for endowing these awards. 

The 2024 George Bray Student Award winners will present their research at the 2024 George Bray Outstanding Scientific Achievements Award Lecture in Obesity Research which will be held on Sunday, June 30 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM CT. Click here for more information.

Katie M. Ellison, MS, RD, The University of Alabama at Birmingham 

Adaptive Dietary and Exercise Strategies for Adults With Prediabetes Trial (ADAPT): A Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trial 

Laura Lara Castor, MS, Tufts University 

Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Burdens Attributable to Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Among Adults in 184 Countries 

GLOBAL NUTRITION EARLY CAREER SCHOLAR AWARD

Recognizes early career researches from low or middle income countries during NUTRITION 2024

ASN thanks Mondelēz International for their support of this program. 

GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH AWARD COMPETITION FINALISTS

Recognizes graduate students presenting outstanding research during NUTRITION 2024 

ASN thanks The Sugar Association for their support of this competition. 

This award competition will be held on Saturday, June 29 from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM CT. Click here for more information.

Alexa Barad, MS, RD, Cornell University 

Differences in Non-heme Iron Absorption Between Healthy Adults of East Asian and Northern European Ancestry: A Stable Iron Isotope Study 

Hatice Cetinkaya, MS, University of Cincinnati 

Associations of Maternal Dietary Inflammation Potential and Body Mass Index with C-Reactive Protein Levels in Human Milk 

Maria E. Cinzori, BS, Michigan State University 

Associations of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances With Maternal Early Second Trimester Metabolic Biomarkers 

Sarah K. Dellett, MA, Syracuse University 

Like Father, Like Daughter: Influence of Paternal Diet on Female Offspring Metabolic Health 

Angela KC, MSPH, Johns Hopkins University 

Micronutrient Deficiencies Are Associated With Bacterial Vaginosis in the First Trimester of Pregnancy Among Women in Rural Northwest Bangladesh 

Matthew Lee, MS, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 

Longitudinal Changes in Adherence to US Dietary Guidelines and Associations With Body Mass Index Among Adolescents in the Growing Up Today Study: A Change-in-Change Study 

Madison Milan, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center 

Time-Restricted Feeding as an Intervention Against Vascular Cognitive Impairment and Dementia 

Maryam Seifishahpar, PhD Candidate, Texas Tech University 

Effects of Supplemental Tart Cherry and Fish Oil on Inflammation and Gut Microbiota in Diet-induced (C57BL/6J) and Genetically (TALLYHO/Jng) Obese Mice Models 

Fang Zhou, Arizona State University 

Trans-resveratrol and Quercetin Nanoparticles Promote Thermogenesis and Regulate Gut Microbiota in Human Fecal Transplanted and High-Fat Diet-Induced C57BL/6J Obese Mice 

NUTRITION TRANSLATION AWARD COMPETITION FINALISTS

Recognizes outstanding early-career scientists and clinicians interested in translating their research to a defined audience to improve public health and/or health outcomes who are presenting their research during NUTRITION 2024

ASN thanks National Dairy Council for their support of this competition. 

This award competition will be held on Monday, July 1 from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM CT. Click here for more information.

Sulagna Bandyopadhyay, PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 

Human Milk Choline Concentration in Relation to Infant Intake Recommendations: Findings From the JiVitA-3 Study 

Rana F. Chehab, PhD, MPH, RD, Kaiser Permanente Northern California 

Neighborhood Food Environment in Pregnancy Is Prospectively Associated With Childhood Obesity Risk 

Longgang Zhao, PhD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School 

Sugar- and Artificially Sweetened Beverages, Proteomic Signatures, and Risk of Liver Outcomes: A Prospective Cohort Study in the UK Biobank  

Jingcheng Zhao, PhD, The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 

Short-Term Caloric Restriction Alters the Microbiome Modulating Resistance to Clostridioides difficile Infection 

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH AWARD COMPETITION FINALISTS

Recognizes early-career scientists and clinicians presenting outstanding research during NUTRITION 2024 

ASN thanks IFF for endowing this competition. 

This award competition will be held on Saturday, June 29 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM CT. Click here for more information.

Ann M. Centner, PhD, Florida State University 

High-Fat Diet Amplifies Disease Phenotypes in Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy 

Yun Chen, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School 

Diabetes Risk Reduction Diet and Risk of Liver Cancer and Chronic Liver Disease Mortality: A Prospective Cohort Study 

Aaron Hengist, PhD, NIDDK, National Institutes of Health 

Unreliable Glycemic Responses to Duplicate Meals Measured by Continuous Glucose Monitors in Adults Without Diabetes 

Emily B. Hill, PhD, RDN, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus 

Identification and Categorization of Ultra-Processed Food Intake in Clinical Trials Using Dietary Records and Nutrition Data System for Research 

Salin Raj Palayyan, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 

Lingual Taste Papillae Contribute to Immune Surveillance 

Bonnie K. Patchen, PhD, RD, Cornell University 

Intersections of Omega-3 Fatty Acids, DNA Methylation and Lung Function: A Nutritional Epigenetic Study in the Genetic Epidemiology of COPD Study 

ROBERT SUSKIND AND LESLIE LEWINTER-SUSKIND PEDIATRIC NUTRITION STUDENT AWARDS

Recognizes students presenting outstanding research related to pediatric nutrition during NUTRITION 2024 

ASN thanks Robert Suskind and Leslie Lewinter-Suskind for endowing these awards. 

The 2024 Suskind Student Award winners will present their research at the 2024 Robert Suskind and Leslie Lewinter-Suskind Pediatric Nutrition Lifetime Achievement Award Lecture which will be held on Saturday, June 29 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM CT. Click here for more information.

Kelsi A. Morris, BA, Michigan State University 

Improved Diet Quality From Early to Late Pregnancy Is Associated With Lower Gestational Weight Gain in Women With Obesity

Annika M. Weber, MS, Colorado State University 

The Gut Microbiota-Targeted Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition Using Rice Bran in Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Foods: A Randomized Controlled Trial in Indonesia 

STUDENT INTEREST GROUP THREE-MINUTE THESIS AWARD COMPETITION FINALISTS

Recognizes students presenting outstanding research during NUTRITION 2024

ASN thanks National Dairy Council for their support of this award program. 

This award competition will be held on Monday, July 1 from 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM CT. Click here for more information.

Kelly C. Cara, MS, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University 

Associations Between Dietary Pattern and Global Cognitive Ability Trajectories Across the Life Course: Longitudinal Analysis of the 1946 British Birth Cohort 

Apekshya Chhetri, BS, MS, Purdue University 

Diet Quality Impacts Circulating Tryptophan Metabolites and Diversity of Tryptophanase Harboring Bacteria 

Alexandra C. Gogel, BS, University of Idaho, Margaret Ritchie School of Family and Consumer Sciences 

Circadian and Within-Feed Variation in Human Milk Total Protein and Proteomic Profiles 

Ha-Eun Lee, Sookmyung Women’s University, Department of Food & Nutrition 

Narirutin Ameliorates Cisplatin-Induced Muscle Atrophy by Regulating Protein Degradation and Synthesis With Mitochondrial Function In Vitro and In Vivo 

Femi Olawale, Oklahoma State University 

Pinto Bean Supplementation Increases Microbial Beta-Glucuronidase Activity and Improves Gut Health in Estrogen-Deficient Mice 

Cassandra Sauer, University of British Columbia 

Assessing the Adherence to Iron and Folic Acid vs. Multiple Micronutrient Supplements During Pregnancy: A Cluster Randomized Non-Inferiority Trial in Cambodia 

UNDERGRADUATE DIVERSITY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP COMPETITION

The ASN Foundation Undergraduate Diversity Research Fellowships (UDRF) was created to promote diversity in the field of nutrition through long-term change and is designed to provide direct funding for undergraduate research projects that may have an impact to the broader field of nutrition.  This fellowship supports research for historically underrepresented undergraduate students and participation in a poster competition on their completed research project.

The ASN Foundation UDRF was developed in conjunction with ASN’s Student Interest Group (SIG) and funded by generous donors to the ASN Foundation’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Campaign.

2024-2025 Undergraduate Diversity Research Fellow Awardees will be announced at NUTRITION 2024.

 

 

YOUNG INVESTIGATORS UNDERREPRESENTED IN NUTRITION SCIENCE AWARD COMPETITION

Recognizes young investigators from underrepresented communities within the biomedical and life sciences presenting outstanding research during NUTRITION 2024

ASN thanks dsm-firmenich for their support of this competition. 

This award competition will be held on Saturday, June 29 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM CT. Click here for more information.

Alan Espinosa, MS, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 

Long-Term Weight and BMI Changes From Artificially Sweetened Beverages: Three Large Prospective Cohort Studies Coupled With a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis 

Keren Herrán, BS, University of South Carolina 

Meta-Analysis of the Impact of Breastfeeding Promotion on Child Growth 

Tori A. Holthaus, BS, RD, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 

Study Protocol for the MIND Pilot Intervention: Measuring the Effects of Diet on Cognition and Metabolic Health 

Gopal Lamichhane, Oklahoma State University 

Liver-Specific Deletion of Cannabinoid 1 Receptor Mitigates Diet-Induced Obesity-Related Hyperinsulinemia and NAFLD in Mice 

Leigh Neptune, MS, RDN, University of Maine 

Food Insecurity Worsens on College Campuses Following the COVID-19 Pandemic  

Kazi Sarjana Safain, MS, North Dakota State University 

One-Carbon Metabolite Supplementation Influences Fetal Liver Metabolites and Metabolic Pathways in a Diet-Dependent Manner During Early Pregnancy in Heifers 

View Past Honorees

Click here to view a historical list of Society Fellows. To view past tribute videos presented at the Fellows, 50-Year Members and Past Presidents Luncheon, please visit the ASN YouTube Channel.

Click here to view a historical list of ASN and ASN Foundation Awards Recipients

Learn more about the application/nomination process here.