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Murphy Retires From Nutrition Today Editorial Board

After 20 years of exemplary and dedicated service, we bid farewell to Suzanne Murphy, PhD, our distinguished Editorial Board member. There are few people in the field of nutrition science who have served more graciously and helpfully in an extraordinary number of posts, including a stint as head of the Food and Nutrition Board, National Academy of Sciences, as an officer in the International Union of Nutrition Sciences, as an active and thoughtful member of the Institute of Medicine (now Academy of Medicine) National Academy of Sciences, and chair of several highly acclaimed reports for the Food and Nutrition Board, in addition to her stellar scholarly activities in a series of very well-regarded original research articles. Thank you Suzanne for your 2 decades of help to all of us at Nutrition Today!


Experimental Biology Updates

Calder Awarded 10th Danone International Prize for Nutrition

Congratulations to Philip Calder, PhD (Southampton University, UK), for his outstanding work on nutrition and immunity. A particular strength of his research is its translational approach, extending the results of research in mechanistic and basic nutrition science to studies in humans, thereby influencing the development of nutritional guidelines and innovative treatments. In his Prize Lecture, he previewed his most recent unpublished findings on the value of omega-3 fatty acids to pregnant women and their offspring. Danone awards the International Prize for Nutrition in recognition of a researcher leading a major advancement in nutrition science, including new concepts and research fields with potential application for human diet and health.


ASN Announces New Class of Fellows

Congratulations to the 2016 class! This is the highest honor the society bestows and recognizes individuals for significant discoveries and distinguished careers in nutrition. ASN and Nestle cosponsored a luncheon to honor past and present fellows during the meeting. Fellows include the following:


* George Fahey, PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


* Janet Greger, PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison


* Jesse Gregory, PhD, University of Florida


* Guy Johnson, PhD, Johnson Nutrition Solutions


* Allen Levine, PhD, University of Minnesota


* Bernadette Marriott, PhD, Medical University of South Carolina


* Barry Shane, PhD, University of California, Berkeley


* Virginia Stallings, MD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


* Robert Suskind, MD, California University of Science and Medicine


* Connie Weaver, PhD, Purdue University



It was impossible to summarize all their accomplishments but the highlights of their work that were presented at the award ceremony show why they so richly deserved this honor. Congratulations, all!


Senior Investigator Awards

Conrad Elvehjem Award for Public Service in Nutrition Linda C. Nebeling, PhD


E. V. McCollum International Lectureship in Nutrition Rebecca J. Stoltzfus, PhD


David Kritchevsky Career Achievement Award Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSc


General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition - Innovation Award2016 recipient: Rui Hai Liu, PhD


Mary Swartz Rose Senior Investigator Award

Jeffrey B. Blumberg, PhD


McCormick Science Institute Research Award Kee-Hong Kim, PhD


Milton L. Sunde Award Sami Dridi, PhD


Osborne and Mendel Award Richard S. Eisenstein, PhD


Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Nutritional Sciences Award

Sarah Booth, PhD


Robert H. Herman Memorial Award Samuel Klein, MD


Robert Suskind and Leslie Lewinter-Suskind Pediatric Nutrition Lifetime Achievement Award Nancy F. Krebs, MD


Senior Investigator-Educator and Mentor Awards

Dannon Institute Mentorship Award Elizabeth H. Jeffery, PhD


Excellence in Nutrition Education Award Carol Byrd-Bredbenner, PhD


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

Nancy F. Krebs, MD


Young Investigator Awards

Bio-Serv Award in Experimental Animal Nutrition Ryan N. Dilger, PhD


ELR Stokstad Award Douglas G. Mashek, PhD


Mary Swartz Rose Young Investigator Award Zeynep Madak-Erdogan, PhD


Mead Johnson Award Paul Spangnuolo, PhD


Norman Kretchmer Memorial Award in Nutrition and Development

Laura Murray-Kolb, PhD


Peter J. Reeds Young Investigator Award Jessica M. Ellis, PhD


Samuel J. Fomon Young Physician Award Daniel E. Roth, PhD


Vernon Young International Award for Amino Acid Research

Micah J. Drummond, PhD



International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity

June 3-6, 2016; Edinburgh, Scotland


International Conference on Weight Loss and Fitness

July 13-15, 2015; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Annual Meeting

July 25-28, 2015; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Healthy Aging Summit

July 27-28, 2015; Washington, DC


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo

October 15-18, 2016; Boston, Massachusetts


November 14-16, 2016

American Institute for Cancer Research 25th Research Conference


North Bethesda, Maryland


15th International Nutrition & Diagnostics Conference

October 5-8, 2016; Prague, Czech Republic


American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting

October 29 to November 3, 2015; Denver, Colorado