The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) actively engages in the
recruitment, development and advancement of underrepresented
minorities throughout the nutrition field. ASN is the premier
scientific/medical society in nutrition and is a professional
home for over 5,000 nutrition scientists and health
practitioners. As the face of science changes, ASN aims to
nurture and support the scientific talent and achievement of
underrepresented minority scientists and health practitioners.
The society is also proud to be a leader in the struggle to
promote health and reduce health disparities.
Advantages for our minority members include:
- Access to education and professional development opportunities year-round and at our Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology (EB)
- Networking events to meet colleagues and other industry professionals, including a special luncheon at EB
- Award opportunities and recognition, including travel awards for investigator-mentors at EB
- Access to research funding, grants, mentoring, scholarships, and fellowships
- Joint efforts with other organizations committed to advancing minorities in science, such as Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) and SACNAS
- Connecting young minority investigators to Summer Research Opportunities
Students and post-doctorates from under-represented minority groups or institutions are eligible for additional benefits:
- ASN MARC Travel Awards
- Postdoctoral Professional Development and Enrichment Award
ASN Opportunities for Students
Download our advantages flyer for additional information.
Minority Affairs Committee
ASN's Minority Affairs Committee offers a chance to get involved and make an impact as a volunteer leader for ASN. The committee enhances the participation of scientists from minority groups in the activities of ASN by sponsoring special events and symposia.
Join ASN today so we can increase the pool of minority scientists and maintain and retain those scientists with support of their activities and careers. We are planning to expand our efforts with an ambassador program, additional travel awards to more meetings, and co-programming with ASN student affiliate chapters.
Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Travel Awards for EB 2013
ASN offers minority student travel awards for the ASN Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology each year, in partnership with FASEB Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Program, funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), at NIH. These awards are available to postdoctorate and undergraduate/graduate students to help defray the meeting registration and travel related expenses associated with attending Experimental Biology 2013 in Boston, MA. These travel awards are processed as reimbursements after the meeting concludes and can value up to $1,850. All applicants must have submitted an abstract and be a member of ASN. In addition, all awardees will be qualified to compete in the 2013 Grand Prize for Young Minority Investigators, support by DSM Nutritional Products, during the ASN Young Minority Investigator Oral Competition, Saturday, April 20 during EB 2013.
In addition, we will be able to host a faculty/mentor and up to two students for meeting registration, attendance, and travel for up to $1,850 each.
Important Deadlines and Dates:
- ASN MARC Travel Award Deadline, January 20, 2013
- ASN Young Minority Investigator Oral Competition, April 20, 2013
- ASN MAC Travel Awardees Poster Session and Networking Breakfast, April 23, 2013
- Whitney Ajie, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
- Christine Akoh, Cornell University
- Michelle Cardel, University of Colorado, Denver
- Ailton Coleman, University of Connecticut
- Janet Martinez Diaz, Florida International University
- Tixieanna Dissmore, Kansas State University
- Erica Ebanks, University of California, Davis
- Marie Fialkowski, University of Hawaii at Manoa
- Christopher Ford, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Christine Hutchison, Iowa State University
- Jennifer Jones, Iowa State University
- Monique LeMieux, Texas Tech University
- Shakira Nelson, The Pennsylvania State University
- Sarah Owusu, The Pennsylvania State University
- Giselle Pereira Pignotti, Arizona State University
- Nancy Rivera, University of California, Davis
- Elkhansa Sidahmed, University of Michigan
- Fred Tabung, University of South Carolina
- Breanne Wright, Purdue University