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American Society For Nutrition

Nutrition Translation RIS

Nutrition Translation RIS

Excellence in Nutrition Research and Practice
Nutrition Translation: from Bench to Consumer RIS


Purpose: The Nutrition Translation: from Bench to Consumer RIS provides a forum for scientists from academia, government, industry and private practice to address the translation of nutrition knowledge to improve human health.

NT-RIS Officers: 2014-2015

Chair: Beth Rice Bradley, PhD, Dairy Research Institute

Chair Elect: Michelle Braun,MS,PhD, DuPont Nutrition & Health

Immediate Past Chair: Kari Hecker Ryan, PhD, Kraft Foods

Treasurer: Shellen Goltz, PhD, RD, Tate and Lyle

Secretary: Lisa Sanders, PhD, RD, Kelloggs 

Communications Officer: Jill Nicholls, PhD, National Dairy Council


NT-RIS Advisory Committee 2014-2015

Frances Coletta, PhD, RD, Coletta Consulting

Naiman Khan, PhD, RD, University of Illinois

Robert Post, PhD, FoodMinds, LLC

Guy Johnson, PhD, McCormick Science Institute

Erin Glynn, PhD, Duke University

Shanshan Li, PhD, Harvard School of Public Health

Student Representative: Feon Cheng, MPH, RD, Pennsylvania State University  


Annual Business Meeting Minutes

EB 2014

EB 2014- Presentation


Neurocognition: the Food-Brain Connection at EB 2014

  • Introductory Remarks- James O. Hill, PhD, University of Colorado
  • Food reward and the brain: current perspectives, controversies and applications - Kent Berridge, PhD, University of Michigan  Video here
  • Empirical evidence supporting the construction of food addiction: a focus on animal models - Nicole Avena, PhD, University of Florida Video here
  • Obesity and the brain: How convincing is the addiction model? - Hishman Ziauddeen, PhD, University of Cambridge Video here
  • Panel Discussion with Drs. Berridge, Avena and Ziauddeen - Dr. Hill, moderator
  • Beyond food reward: broadening the picture-cognitive influences - Miguel Alonso-Alonso, PhD, Harvard University Video here
  • Neurocognition: the food-brain connection: methodologic and epistemologic considerations - David Allison, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham Video here
  • Town Hall-The Agenda for Future Research- Moderated panel discussion with all speakers followed by audience discussion - Dr. Hill, Moderator Video here

Member Newsletter

Spring 2014

Fall 2013

Spring 2013

Fall 2012

2011 Membership Survey Results