Presidential priorities include engagement with early career nutrition professionals, elevating ASN’s four journals, and strengthening federal nutrition research.
Rockville, Maryland (August 1, 2023) – The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) welcomes Kevin Schalinske, PhD, as President for the 2023-2024 year, as well as new members of the ASN Board of Directors. Dr. Schalinske’s term begins on August 1, 2023. He succeeds Martha Belury, PhD who remains on the Board of Directors as Past President.
“Dr. Schalinske will be an excellent leader for ASN,” said John Courtney, PhD, ASN’s Chief Executive Officer. “His extensive background in nutrition science and education will help ASN continue to strengthen its journals, educational products, and relationships with federal funding agencies. His interest in student and early career scientists is fostering a new generation of ASN members and leaders in the field.”
Dr. Schalinske is a Morrill Professor in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University. Heearned his Ph.D. in nutritional sciences at the University of Wisconsin, where he also completed a post-doctoral fellowship. His research interests include the impact of nutritional and hormonal factors on folate and methyl group metabolism, particularly as they impact health and disease. His research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed publications, and he is author of Advanced Nutrition and Regulation of Metabolism. Dr. Schalinske has received the USDA Teaching Excellence Award and just received the ASN Excellence in Nutrition Education Award. He currently serves as an associate editor for The Journal of Nutrition and has served as ASN RIS Director, Advisor for the ASN Student Interest Group, Secretary for the ASN Board of Directors, and as Chair of the ASN Membership Committee.
“ASN President Martha Belury has led our society through a pivotal time, with unprecedented commitments at the federal level to strengthen and accelerate nutrition science, and a time of great growth within ASN,” said Kevin Schalinske. “Under her leadership, ASN has grown, developed new educational products, and re-launched our flagship meeting in person last week in Boston, bringing together over 3,000 nutrition professionals to share science and network. I’m thrilled to follow in her footsteps and continue to grow our society, particularly our early career members. ”
Dr. Schalinske outlined his presidential priorities during ASN’s annual business meeting this past month. His agenda focuses on ASN’s engagement with students and early career professionals, continuing to elevate ASN’s journal portfolio, introducing innovative educational programs and expanding efforts to strengthen federal nutrition research. These plans will further progress on the society’s strategic plan for its 100-year anniversary in 2028 and its mission to advance the science, education, and practice of nutrition.
2023 Leadership Transition
Kevin Schalinske, PhD, Iowa State University
Sarah Booth, PhD, Tufts University
Naïma Moustaïd-Moussa, PhD, FTOS, FAHA, Texas Tech University
Director-At-Large for Nutrition Population Science
Heather Eicher-Miller, PhD, Purdue University
Director-At-Large for Medical Clinical Nutrition
Virginia A. Stallings, MD, MS, University of Pennsylvania, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Director-At-Large for Global Nutrition
Christine P. Stewart, PhD, MPH, University of California, Davis
Nominating Committee Member
Paul M. Coates, PhD, Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington
ASN appoints new leadership positions every year. Candidates include the most highly respected professors, researchers, and clinicians, with rich backgrounds in generating new nutrition knowledge, community engagement, public policy advocacy, and academic leadership across a broad spectrum of nutritional science areas.