Entries by ASN Blogger

Abdominal and liver fat – does diet matter?

It has long been noted that obesity influences both metabolic and cardiovascular risk. Moreover, data from a large number of studies suggest that the accumulation of abdominal and liver fat poses an even greater risk of metabolic dysfunction. Because of the many health-related consequences associated with abdominal and liver fat accumulation, it is important to […]

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ASN 2018 Gerber Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship Interview: Monica Pasqualino

Monica Pasqualino, 2018 Gerber Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship Recipient and PhD Candidate at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Monica Pasqualino received her B.A. in International Relations and History from the College of William and Mary, and her Master’s in Public Administration in Development Practice from Columbia University. She is currently a third-year doctoral student […]

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ASN 2018 Mars, Inc. Predoctoral Fellowship Interview: Majid Mufaqam Syed-Abdul

Majid Mufaqam Syed-Abdul, 2018 Mars, Inc. Predoctoral Fellowship Recipient and PhD student at the University of Missouri, Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, School of Medicine Majid Mufaqam Syed-Abdul received his B. Pharm from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University in Hyderabad, India and his M.S. in Nutrition and Exercise Science from Southeast Missouri State University. He […]

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ASN 2018 Pfizer Predoctoral Fellowship Interview: Andrew McLeod

  Andrew McLeod, 2018 Pfizer Predoctoral Fellowship Recipient and Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Medicine Andrew McLeod received his M.S. in Human Nutrition from the University of Illinois at Chicago and is currently working as a Research Assistant at the University of Illinois at Chicago Lab of Dr. […]

ASN Members Make Up A Majority of the Announced 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

Presence of 16 ASN Members Out of 20 Appointees Exemplifies ASN’s Leadership in the Nutrition Science Community. Rockville, MD – February 25, 2019 –The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) applauds the selection of 20 highly qualified scientists to serve on the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, and is pleased to note that 16 of the […]

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ASN Science Policy Fellow Interview: Rebecca Hagedorn

Rebecca Hagedorn, PhD Candidate in Animal and Food Science at West Virginia University and ISPP dietetic intern at the University of Arizona Rebecca Hagedorn received her B.S. in Human Nutrition and Foods from West Virginia University and she is now completing her Ph.D. studies in the Animal and Food Science program at West Virginia University. […]

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ASN Science Policy Fellow Interview: Jessica Soldavini

  Jessica Soldavini, PhD Candidate in Nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Graduate Research Assistant at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Jessica Soldavini received her B.S. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley, with a focus in Dietetics, and received her M.P.H. in Community […]

Do We Need a Plan B for Plan S?

The Impact of Open Access Publishing on Scholarly Publications and Scientific Societies In September 2018, a group of European funding agencies launched “Plan S,” an initiative starting in 2020 that requires that scientific publications resulting from research funded by European funding agencies public grants must be published in Plan S-compliant open access journals or platforms. […]