American Society For Nutrition

Awards

Awards

Excellence in Nutrition Research and Practice

Each year ASN and the ASN Foundation grants more than $450,000 in scientific awards, student grants, travel awards and honoraria to experts and emerging leaders in nutrition science and practice. The recipients of the ASN awards program represent the most prestigious and elite professionals in nutrition science.  All awards are presented during the ASN Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting.

See the ASN Call for Nominations for additional details about submitting nominations (click here). The deadline for many of the awards listed is Tuesday, September 15, 2015. Nominations should be submitted electronically at awards@nutrition.org.

Have a question about the ASN awards submission or nomination process? Please contact our offices by email (awards@nutrition.org) or telephone (301-634-7050).

The ASN awards program would not be possible without the support of ASN's generous donors and sponsors. If interested in partnering with ASN to contribute or develop an award, please visit www.nutrition.org/contribute.

Senior Investigator Awards


Conrad Elvehjem Award for Public Service in Nutrition

Given in recognition of scientific and distinguished service to the public through the science of nutrition. The award of $1500 and an engraved plaque is sponsored by Mondelēz International.
2015 recipient: Barry Popkin Past recipients

David Kritchevsky Career Achievement Award

Presented in recognition of an outstanding career in nutrition. The award of $2500 and an engraved plaque is sponsored by Mondelēz International.
2015 recipient: Dennis M. Bier Past recipients

General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition – Innovation Award

Given to an investigator whose scientific contributions advance the understanding of the health benefits of whole grain. Eligible recipients are conducting mechanistic, epidemiological, clinical, translational, in vitro and/or ex vivo research contributing to knowledge of the health benefits of cereal grains and grain components. The $5000 award and engraved plaque are sponsored by the General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition.
2015 recipient: Mary Ellen Camire Past recipients

Gilbert A. Leveille Lectureship and Award 

This award recognizes outstanding research and/or public service at the interface between the disciplines of nutrition and food science, over a period of five years or more, which has contributed to improved health and well-being. This award was created in 2009 and is co-administered by the ASN and the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). The lecture will be delivered each year, with the venue alternating between the IFT (even years) and ASN (odd years) annual meetings. The recipient receives an award of $3,000 and an engraved plaque.
2015 recipient: Theodore P. Labuza Past recipients

Kellogg Prize for International Nutrition Research

Given to a member of ASN's International Nutrition Council actively engaged in research to benefit populations in non-industrialized countries, as demonstrated through publications in the scientific literature, and actively engaged in training new scientists for international nutrition research. The award is sponsored by the Kellogg Company.
2015 recipient: Gretel H. Pelto Past recipients

Mary Swartz Rose Senior Investigator Award

This award is given to an investigator for outstanding research on the safety and efficacy of bioactive compounds for human health. The award of $2500 and an engraved plaque is sponsored by The Council for Responsible Nutrition.
2015 recipient: Denise M. Ney Past recipients

McCormick Science Institute Research Award 

Presented to an investigator conducting clinical, translational, in vitro and/or ex vivo research, whose scientific contributions have advanced the understanding of the potential health benefits of culinary herbs and spices. The award of $2500 and an engraved plaque is endowed by the McCormick Science Institute.
2015 recipient: Jean-Marc Zingg Past recipients

Milton L. Sunde Award

Given for publication in The Journal of Nutrition of outstanding experimental, applied or fundamental research in nutrition that uses an avian species. Supported by Milton L. Sunde, PhD.
No award given in 2015  Past recipients

Osborne and Mendel Award

Given in recognition of outstanding recent basic research in nutrition. The award of $2500 and an engraved plaque is sponsored by ILSI North America.
2015 recipient: Nikhil V. Dhurandhar Past recipients


Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Nutritional Sciences Award

Given in recognition of recent investigative contributions of significance to the basic understanding of human nutrition. The award of $1500 and an engraved plaque is sponsored by Pfizer. The award was formerly the Centrum Center for Nutrition Science Award.
2015 recipient: Naima Moustaid-Moussa  Past recipients

Robert H. Herman Memorial Award

Given each year to a clinical investigator whose research work has contributed importantly to the advancement of clinical nutrition, particularly the biochemical and metabolic aspects of human nutrition. ASN is currently seeking funding partners for this award.
2015 recipient: Steven B. Heymsfield Past recipients

Senior Educator & Mentor Awards


Dannon Institute Mentorship Award

Given for outstanding mentorship in the development of successful nutritional research science investigators. The award of $2500 and an engraved plaque is sponsored by Dannon Institute.
2015 recipient: Barbara A. Gower  Past recipients

Excellence in Nutrition Education Award

Given for outstanding contributions to teaching nutrition. The award of $1000 and an engraved plaque. This award was formerly sponsored by Cengage Learning. ASN is currently seeking funding partners for this award.
2015 recipient: Johanna T. Dwyer   Past recipients

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

Presented in recognition of an outstanding career in medical/dental nutrition education and that includes innovations in medical/dental education. The award of $2500 and an inscribed plaque are sponsored by The Dannon Institute.
2015 recipient: Nancy F. Krebs Past recipients

Young Investigator Awards


Bio Serv Award in Experimental Animal Nutrition

Given for meritorious research in nutrition using experimental animals as models by an investigator who received the doctoral degree in the 10 years preceding the month the award is presented. The award of $1000 and an engraved plaque is sponsored by Bio-Serv, Inc.
2015 recipient: Daniel L. Smith, Jr. Past recipients

E.L.R. Stokstad Award

Given for outstanding fundamental research in nutrition, with preference to scientists at relatively early stages in their careers. The award of $2500 and an engraved plaque is supported by an endowment from the family of E.L.R. Stokstad.
2015 recipient
: Sai K. Das  Past recipients

Mary Swartz Rose Young Investigator Award

Given to an investigator within ten years of postgraduate training on the safety and efficacy of bioactive compounds for human health. The award of $2500 and an engraved plaque is sponsored by The Council for Responsible Nutrition.
2015 recipient
: Giuliana Noratto Past recipients

Mead Johnson Award

Given to an investigator for a single outstanding piece of nutrition research or a series of papers in the same subject accomplished within 10 years of completing postgraduate training. The award of $2500 and an inscribed scroll is sponsored by Mead Johnson Pediatric Nutrition Institute.
2015 recipient: Heather J. Leidy Past recipients

Norman Kretchmer Memorial Award in Nutrition and Development

Presented to a young investigator, 45 years old or younger at the time of the presentation, for a substantial body of independent research in nutrition and development with potential relevance to improving children's health. The award winner will receive an engraved plaque. ASN is currently seeking funding partners for this award.
2015 recipient: Kate J. Claycombe  Past recipients

Peter J. Reeds Memorial Young Investigator Award

This award is given for outstanding research in macronutrient metabolism accomplished within 5 years of completing formal training of either Ph.D. degree or postdoctoral fellowship. In the case of M.D. candidates eligibility includes time of completing residency training or postdoctoral fellowship The award will provide $1500, an engraved plaque, and travel funds to the Experimental Biology. This Award was established with an initial contribution from the Children's Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine.
2015 Recipient: Nicholas A. Burd Past recipients

Samuel J. Fomon Young Physician Award 

This award is given to a physician within ten years of completion of medical postdoctoral training, for outstanding work in the general area of pediatric nutrition, infant growth or body composition. As the award honors Dr. Fomon, preclinical and/or clinical research that contributes to medical applications or produces impacts upon the practice of infant feeding will be recognized. The award of $5000 and an engraved plaque is supported by an endowment from the Nestle Nutrition Institute.
2015 recipient: Xiang Gao Past recipients

Vernon R. Young International Award for Amino Acid Research

Given to an investigator for a single outstanding piece of research or for a series of papers in a related area of amino acid metabolism completed early in their career (usually interpreted as within ten years of postgraduate training). The award of $2500 and an engraved plaque is supported by an endowment from the Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
2015 recipient: Michael Lustgarten Past recipients

Additional Awards


Nutrition Science Media Award

Given for consistent, accurate nutrition science reporting for a general audience over the last year. The award honors an individual (rather than institutions or employers) for his or her achievements in nutrition science journalism. The winning journalist will have helped to foster the public's understanding and appreciation of current nutrition issues based on science. The winner receives an engraved plaque and reimbursement for travel expenses to the ASN annual meeting. Note: ASN is actively seeking funding partners for this award. We particularly encourage public relations & communications agencies to consider $1,000 grants in support of the Nutrition Science Media Award. Email us for more information.
2015 recipient: Nancy Clark Past recipients

Physician Nutrition Specialist Award

The Physician Nutrition Specialist Award provides a $30,000 salary stipend to support the educational role of an academic physician who is focusing his/her career in nutrition. The award can be renewed competitively for a second year, contingent on demonstrated progress during the first year and on availability of funds. More information: Physician Nutrition Specialist Award.
2011 recipient: Daniel Bessesen, Denver Health Medical Center. Past recipients

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