American Society For Nutrition



Excellence in Nutrition Research and Practice

The ASN blog is an integral part of the Society's web presence and an important vehicle to reach members, other scientists, and consumers. To promote the ASN blog as a dynamic communication tool, the Society periodically enlists a cadre of students and young professionals to serve as ASN bloggers and to comment on the blogs. If you are interested in applying to become an ASN blogger, please click here.

Society Leadership
Please see the links in the righthand sidebar to learn more about our Board of Directors, Councils, Research Interest Sections (RIS), Committees, and Executive Officer.

Volunteer with ASN
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with ASN. Volunteers are at the heart of ASN's work -- providing valuable leadership to the ASN Board of Directors and the ASN membership. Many of our programs are shaped as a result of the time and knowledge contributed by our volunteers.

The ASN volunteer year runs from June 1-May 31 annually. ASN volunteer opportunities span a variety of engagement levels and time commitments. Some appointments and elected positions are held for only one year, while other positions include multi-year terms.

To learn more about volunteering with ASN, view slides from the Volunteer Leadership Forum (pdf) held at ASN's Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology 2015.

ASN Committees
The ASN President appoints committee members, vice chairs and chairs each spring. Most committee membership appointments are extended and accepted on a three-year basis.

Other ASN Volunteer Opportunities
Some of the ASN member groups elect their own representatives and leaders (for example, Councils, RIS, and Interest Groups). The first step in getting involved with one of our member groups is to join the appropriate community and listserv by logging in to the members' only area of this site.

Additionally, ASN facilitates the appointment of its members to volunteer positions in partner organizations and institutions.

Questions about volunteering with ASN? Please contact Administrative Assistant Natalie Tindle (240-428-3602).

Volunteer of the Year Award
In 2010, ASN established a new award to recognize the outstanding contributions that volunteers make to enhance, promote, and support the activities and programs of our Society. The ASN Volunteer of the Year will be recognized during the ASN Member Reception and University Mixer during the ASN Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology (EB).

Nominees for this award must be active participants in the ASN volunteer community. This includes, but is not limited to:
-Chairs or members of the ASN Committees
-Chairs or executive committee members of the ASN Councils
-Director, chairs or executive committee members of the Research Interest Sections (RIS)
-Manuscript reviewers
-Leaders of the Student Interest Group and student bloggers

Previous recipients of this award include:

2016     Sarah L. Booth, PhD
2015     Forrest H. Nielsen, PhD
2014     David Klurfeld, PhD
2013     Andrew Prentice, PhD
2012     Robin Minor, PhD
2011     Janet King, PhD
2010     Johanna Dwyer, DSc, RD

Download additional information about the ASN Volunteer of the Year Award and the Sustaining Partner Roundtable Award of Distinction (PDF).