American Society For Nutrition

Postdoctoral Research Award

Postdoctoral Research Award

Excellence in Nutrition Research and Practice
This awards program challenges early-career scientists and clinicians in nutrition by providing a juried abstract review and special oral session in which they compete in presenting their research findings. The award, which was established in 2011, is endowed by DuPont Nutrition & Health.

The competition is organized by ASN's Early Career Nutrition Interest Group (ECN Interest Group). Download the overview and instructions for participation in the competition that will be held at ASN's Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology (EB) 2017.

Prior grand prize recipients are:
  • 2016: Young Ah Seo, Harvard University, "Trace element distribution in flatiron mice, a genetic model of human ferroportin disease"
  • 2015: Hannah Holscher, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    “Diet Influences the Oral Microbiota of Infants during the First Six Months of Life”
  • 2014: Sharmeel Khaira, Tufts Medical Center
    “Expressed breast milk analysis: an innovative tool in optimizing protein energy ratio and avoiding protein deficit after preterm birth”
  • 2013: Eunice Mah, PhD, Ohio State University
    “gamma-Tocopherol additionally improves vascular endothelial function following smoking cessation by decreasing pro-inflammatory responses”
  • 2012: Karen Corbin, PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    “Genotype-based hierarchical clustering reveals a panel of polymorphisms in one carbon metabolism that are associated with obesity”
  • 2011: Nancy Engelmann Moran, PhD, Ohio State University Medical Center
    "Lycopene and phytoene are differentially absorbed and biodistributed in the Mongolian gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus) from tomato powder and purified doses"

Contact Michelle Hendley, ASN Member Services Specialist, with any questions regarding this program.