Awards

Recognizing outstanding contributions to the nutrition community

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

Now accepting applications for the ASNF Undergraduate Diversity Research Fellowship (UDRF)

Deadline to submit is May 16, 2022

Each year, the ASN Foundation’s awards program recognizes outstanding scientists, clinicians and scholars for significant contributions to nutrition research, education and practice.

Congratulations to the 2022 honorees who will be honored at NUTRITION 2022 LIVE ONLINE, ASN’s flagship meeting which will be held virtually from June 14-16, 2022!

Click here for a historical list of honorees.

The deadline for nominations/applications has passed for the 2022 Scientific Achievement Awards, ASN Class of 2022 Fellows and other honors.

NOMINATION/APPLICATION WEBSITE: ASN Foundation Portal

The deadline for all awards has passed except for the ASNF Undergraduate Diversity Research Fellowship. Click here for more information and submit your application by May 16, 2022.

The ASN Foundation welcomes nominations/applications for the awards and honors listed below. ASN looks forward to honoring the 2022 honorees at NUTRITION 2022 LIVE ONLINE, ASN’s flagship meeting, which will be held virtually from June 14-16, 2022.

For more information, please click on the award or honor name below to download a PDF detailing its description, eligibility requirements, and guidelines.

Questions? Please contact awards@nutrition.org.

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2022 ASN Foundation Honorees

Our awards span numerous areas of nutrition, targeting young, mid-career and senior investigators. Congratulations to the 2022 award recipients who were honored during NUTRITION 2022 LIVE ONLINE, ASN’s flagship meeting, which will be held virtually from June 14-16, 2022.

Senior Investigator Awards

ASN Nutritional Sciences Award
Aline Andres, PhD, RD, Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Conrad A Elvehjem Award for Public Service in Nutrition
Supported by Mondelēz International
A. Catharine Ross, PhD, Penn State University

David Kritchevsky Career Achievement Award
Supported by Mondelēz International
Paul M. Coates, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Department of Applied Health Science, Indiana University School of Public Health

E. V. McCollum Award
David Jenkins, MD, PhD, DSc, University of Toronto

General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition Innovation Award
Endowed by the General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition
Carol Boushey, PhD, MPH, RD, University of Hawaii

Mary Swartz Rose Senior Investigator Award
Supported by the Council for Responsible Nutrition
IAFNS Ad Hoc Working Group on a Framework For Developing Recommended Intakes Of Bioactive Dietary Substances:
Allison Yates, PhD, RD, Agricultural Research Service/USDA (Retired)
Johanna Dwyer, DSc, RD, Tufts University School of Medicine and Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Tufts Medical Center
John Erdman, Jr., PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Janet King, PhD, University of California, Berkeley
Barbara Lyle, PhD, Lyle, Inc., and Northwestern University, School of Professional Studies
Barbara Schneeman, PhD, University of California, Davis
Connie Weaver, PhD, San Diego State University

McCormick Science Institute Research Award
Endowed by the McCormick Science Institute
M. N. V. Ravi Kumar, PhD, The University of Alabama

Osborne and Mendel Award
Supported by the Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences (IAFNS)
Jesse Gregory, III, PhD, University of Florida

Robert H Herman Memorial Award
Mariëlle PKJ Engelen, PhD, Center for Translational Research in Aging & Longevity, Department of Health & Kinesiology, Texas A&M University

Senior Investigator Lectureships

E. V. McCollum International Lectureships in Nutrition Award
Endowed by the EV McCollum International Lectureship Endowment Fund
Rosalind Gibson, PhD, University of Otago, New Zealand

George Bray Outstanding Scientific Achievements Award in Obesity Research
Endowed by Dr. George A. Bray and his wife, Marilyn M. Bray
Gary Foster, PhD, WW International, New York

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
Edward Frongillo, Jr., PhD, University of South Carolina

Robert Suskind and Leslie Lewinter-Suskind Pediatric Nutrition Lifetime
Achievement Award
Endowed by Dr. Robert Suskind and his wife, Leslie Lewinter-Suskind
Zulfiqar Bhutta, PhD, Centre for Global Child Health, Toronto and Aga Khan University, Pakistan

W.O. Atwater Memorial Lecturer
Sponsored and administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service
Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSc, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University

Senior Investigator Educator and Mentor Awards

ASN Foundation Mentorship Award
Paul Jacques, ScD, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University

Excellence in Nutrition Education Award
Supported by Nestlé Nutrition Institute
Edward Saltzman, MD, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University

Roland L Weinsier Award for Excellence in Medical/Dental Nutrition Education
Christopher P. Duggan, MD, MPH, Harvard Medical School/Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health

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
Christine P. Stewart, MPH, PhD, University of California, Davis

Young Investigator Awards

Bio-Serv Award in Experimental Animal Nutrition
Supported by Bio-Serv, Inc.
Emily Noble, PhD, University of Georgia

E.L.R. Stokstad Award
Endowed by the Stokstad Family
Henrik M. Roager, PhD, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Mary Swartz Rose Young Investigator Award
Supported by Council for Responsible Nutrition
Paul A. Spagnuolo, PhD, University of Guelph, Canada

Mead Johnson Award
Endowed by Mead Johnson Pediatric Nutrition Institute
Courtney Peterson, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Norman Kretchmer Memorial Award in Nutrition and Development
Sera L. Young, MA, PhD, Northwestern University

Peter J Reeds Young Investigator Award
Jacob Allen, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Samuel J. Fomon Young Physician Award
Endowed by Nestlé Nutrition Institute
Haifa Mtaweh, MD, PhD, University of Toronto, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME)

Vernon Young International Award for Amino Acid Research
Endowed by Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition North America, Inc.
Sailendra Nichenametla, DVM, PhD, Orentreich Foundation for the Advancement of Science, Cold Spring, NY

Other Awards

ASN Industry Recognition Award
Gregory D. Miller, PhD, National Dairy Council

ASN Volunteer of the Year Award
Awarded to the Co-Chairs of ASN’s Nutrition Research Task Force in recognition of their leadership on ASN’s Nutrition Research Task Force and completion of the report, Valuing the Diversity of Research Methods to Advance Nutrition Science
Richard Mattes, MPH, PhD, RD, Purdue University
Sylvia B. Rowe, SR Strategy

Korean Nutrition Society (KNS) Award
Johanna Lampe, PhD, RD
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Milton L. Sunde Award
Roger Sunde, PhD, University of Wisconsin – Madison

ASN Class of 2022 Fellows

To be inducted as a Fellow of the American Society for Nutrition is the highest honor that the Society bestows. Scientists who have had distinguished careers in the field of nutrition and are at least sixty-five years of age are eligible for consideration.

The ASN Class of 2022 Fellows were recognized during NUTRITION 2022 LIVE ONLINE which will be held virtually from June 14-16, 2022. Members of this year’s class join more than 400 other ASN Fellows who have been recognized since the program began in 1952.

Steven Abrams, MD, University of Texas at Austin

Peter Aggett, MSc, MBChB, University of Central Lancashire, UK

Susan Fried, PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Angel Gil, PhD, University of Granada, Spain

Donald Jump, PhD, Oregon State University

Gregory D. Miller, PhD, National Dairy Council

Rachel Novotny, PhD, RDN, University of Hawaii

Jose Ordovas, PhD, Tufts University USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging

Pamela Pehrsson, PhD, USDA-ARS-BHNRC-MAFCL

Aryeh Stein, PhD, Emory University

June Stevens, PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Linda Tapsell, PhD, University of Wollongong, Australia

Nancy Turner, PhD, Michigan State University

Xiang-Dong Wang, MD, PhD, Tufts University USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging

Fellowships, Scholarships, and Funding Opportunities

Congratulations to the recipients of the ASN Foundation’s 2022 fellowships, scholarships and funding opportunities:

Herbalife Nutrition Scholarship Recipient

Supported by Herbalife Nutrition
Samantha Fessler, MS, Arizona State University

Mars, Inc. Predoctoral Fellowship

Supported by Mars, Inc.
Emily Hanselman, MS, RD, Rutgers University
Behavioral and metabolic measures of oral carbohydrate caloric signals

The Gerber Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

Endowed by The Gerber Foundation
Lynn Ferro, University of Delaware
Differential effect of first complementary food types on the infant gastrointestinal microbiome: A randomized controlled feeding trial

Ajinomoto Young Investigator Pilot Grant

Supported by Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition North America, Inc.
Shannon Galyean, PhD, RDN, LD
Texas Tech University

Award Competitions and Travel Funding Opportunities for Students and Young Investigators

Earn honors to boost your CV and compete for cash prizes by submitting your research to NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE!

Opportunities include the following:

  • Clinical Emerging Leader Award Oral Competition
  • Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science Poster Competition
  • George Bray Obesity Research Student Awards
  • Global Nutrition Early Career Scholar Award
  • Graduate Student Research Award Competition
  • Nutrition Translation Award Competition for Early Career Investigators
  • Robert Suskind and Leslie Lewinter-Suskind Pediatric Nutrition
    Student Awards
  • Student Interest Group (SIG) Travel Award
  • Postdoctoral Research Award Competition
  • Young Minority Investigator Oral Competition

Applications are submitted during abstract submission for ASN’s annual meeting. The application deadline has passed.

More Information

ASN Class of 2020 Fellows

For more information about the ASN Class of 2020 Fellows, please click here.

2020 ASN Foundation Honorees

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

Congratulations to the award recipients in the following categories for their outstanding achievement:

2020 Senior Investigator Awards

2020 Mid-Career and Young Investigator Awards

2020 Additional Awards