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  • Study: Toss eggs onto salads to increase Vitamin E absorption (10/25/16) >>Read
  • Soluble corn fiber can help young women build bone, and older women preserve bone (8/22/16) >>Read
  • Purdue's Camp Calcium prof receives $8.8 million to study adolescent nutrition (6/27/16) >>Read
  • You asked: What happens if I don't eat enough protein? (6/22/16) >>Read
  • New center to nourish Purdue's exercise and nutrition research programs (5/20/16) >>Read
  • Nutrition prof contributes to dietary guidelines (1/13/16) >>Read
  • Study: Calcium supplementation does not clog arteries (8/19/15 ) >>Read
  • Research confirms fat is sixth taste; names it oleogustus (7/23/15) >>Read
  • Carotenoid levels in breast milk vary by country, diet (6/10/15) >>Read
  • Study: DASH diet can substitute lean pork for chicken or fish to reduce blood pressure (6/10/15) >>Read
  • Top salads with eggs to better absorb vegetables' carotenoids (6/4/15) >>Read
  • Rethinking lactose intolerance >>Read
  • Eating eggs with raw veggies boosts nutritional benefits, study says (3/30/15) >>Read
  • Nuts are a nutritional powerhouse (3/30/15) >>Read
  • Purdue prof contributes to new dietary guidelines (2/25/15) >>Read
  • Nutrition Science celebrates scholarship gift, fundraising campaign (11/6/14) >>Read
  • Purdue is site of new regional center on nutrition, obesity research (10/22/14) >>Read
  • Help against bone loss? Blueberries ripe for study (9/30/14) >>Read
  • World Food Problems course inspires students to view hunger from multiple facets (9/24/14) >>Read
  • Purdue receives $3.7 million to study blueberries and bone health (9/22/14) >>Read
  • Kids' snacking tidbits from nutrition expert (8/26/14) >>Read
  • iPhone app guides pregnant, nursing women on eating fish safely (8/16/14) >>Read
  • The best foods to control your hunger pangs (3/20/14) >> Read
  • Elderly women may benefit from higher amounts of protein (3/24/14) >> Read
  • Missing the sun? Prof says it's a bright idea to think about Vitamin D (2/20/14) >> Read
  • Nutrition program earns Purdue Extension Hancook Award (11/7/13) >> Read
  • Purdue professor collaborating with Denver museum for taste study (11/4/13) >>Read
  • HHS Researchers Spotlight: Nana Gletsu-Miller, NUTR (6/5/13) >>Read
  • Campbell receives appointment to the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (5/31/13) >>Read
  • Focus on color means white veggies dropped like a hot potato (5/14/13) >>Read
  • Ferruzzi chosen for Purdue Agricultural Research Award (5/9/13)>>Read
  • Jan Buckles, Nutrition Science Lab Technician, featured as one of Purdue's Momentum Makers (2/2013)>>Read
  • Purdue professor receives award (2/15/13) >>Read
  • View Spirit of Land-Grant Mission Award Seminar and Presentation
  • Nutrition prof: Milk is ho-ho-wholesome (12/13/12) >>Read
  • Bone health expert to present McCoy lecture on 'Chasing Calcium' (10/30/12) >>Read
  • Watch Nutrition Science zipTrip
  • 2012 ILSI Student Summit in Washington, D.C. (8/3/12) >>Read
  • Purdue exhibit shows how to make better food choices (7/26/12) >>Read
  • Mind over matter: Quench summer thirst, but measure beverage calories (7/12/12) >>Read
  • Study: No-fat, low-fat dressings don't get most nutrients out of salads (6/19/12) >>Read
  • Bone Up On Calcium (5/1/12) >>Read
  • Purdue institute to focus on women's health, disease prevention (3/23/12) >>Read
  • Winnie Zheng, INP Graduate Student, highlighted by the OIGP (2/23/12) >>Read
  • Smartphone App Could Help Health and Diet Conscious Track Caloric Intake by Taking a Picture (2/14/12)>>Read
  • Counting pizza sauce as a vegetable is no laughing matter, expert says (11/22/11) >>Read
  • Game Starters: Rachel Clark (11/11/11) >>Read
  • Got research? Camp Calcium celebrates 20 years (6/27/11) >>Read
  • Reasonable quantities of red pepper may help curb appetite (4/26/11) >>Read
  • 3 square meals a day paired with lean protein help people feel full during weight loss (3/30/11)>>Read
  • Count calories when quenching summer thirst (5/25/10) >> Read
  • Special journal issue focuses on beverages and health (5/24/10) >> Read
  • Purdue students hit their Sara Lee creation out of the ballpark (4/23/10) >> Read
  • Purdue launches international effort to study nutrition, breast cancer (1/11/10) >> Read
  • Model backs green tea and lemon claim, lessens need to test animals (9/9/09) >> Read
  • Buyer beware: Estrogen supplements not as effective as claimed (9/2/09) >> Read
  • Study shows how to boost value of Alzheimer's-fighting compounds (8/17/09) >> Read
  • Purdue study finds dairy better for bones than calcium carbonate (4/28/09) >> Read
  • Simulation teaches participants about life in poverty (3/25/09) >> Read
  • Consider nutrient content to stretch food dollars (4/27/09) >> Read
  • Abbott Nutrition sales competition at Purdue draws 23 students (3/13/09) >> Read

2016 Awards and Honors

  • Sunhye Shin, graduate student, received a 2016 Teaching Academy Graduate Teaching Award.
  • Yu-Han Hung and Sunhye Shin, graduate students, earned Graduate Instructional Development Certificates.
  • Jennifer Mansfield, graduate student, earned a Graduate Teacher Certificate.
  • Silvia Stan, Assistant Professor, received the 2016 Teaching for Tomorrow Award from Purdue University.
  • Fa Wang, graduate student, received 2nd place in the 2016 Purdue University Three Minute Thesis Competition.  
  • Theresa D'Aquila, graduate student, was a finalist in the 2016 Purdue University Three Minute Thesis Competition.
  • Connie Weaver is the 2016 recipient of the Trailblazer Award and Lectureship from IFT (joint with AND).
  • Jessica M. Ellis, Assistant Professor, is the 2016 recipient of the Peter J. Reeds Young Investigator Award from the American Society for Nutrition (ASN).  This award is given for outstanding research in macronutrient metabolism accomplished within 5 years of receiving a Ph.D. degree or completing residency training.
  • Kee-Hong Kim, Courtesy Associate Professor, is the 2016 recipient of the McCormick Science Institute Research Award from the American Society for Nutrition (ASN).  This award is given to an investigator conducting clinical, translational, in vitro and/or ex vivo research, whose scientific-contributions have advanced the understanding of the potential health benefits of culinary herbs and spices. This award is endowed by McCormick Science Institute.
  • Connie Weaver, Distinguished Professor and Head, has been named a 2016 American Society for Nutrition (ASN) Fellow.
  • Drew Sayer and Jing Zhou, graduate students, were finalists for the Clinical Emerging Leader Award from the American Society for Nutrition (ASN).
  • Hawi Debelo, graduate student, was a finalist for the Graduate Student Research Award from the American Society for Nutrition (ASN).  
  • Jia Li, graduate student, received a 2016 Mars, Inc. Predoctoral Fellowship from the American Society for Nutrition (ASN).
  • Brienna Larrick, graduate student, placed first in the Vitamin and Mineral RIS Poster Competition at the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) Conference.
  • Claire Zhou, graduate student, placed third in the Diet and Cancer RIS Poster Competition at the ASN Conference.
  • Jaapna Dhillon, graduate student, placed second in the Obesity RIS Poster Competition at the ASN Conference.
  • Lauren O'Connor, graduate student, placed first in the Clinical Emerging Leaders Poster Competition for the Aging and Chronic Diseases RIS at the ASN Conference.
  • Grace Bagshaw, undergraduate student, is the 2016 recipient of the Outstanding Dietetic Student in a Coordinated Program in Indiana Award.  
  • Barb Mayfield, Continuing Lecturer, is the 2016 recipient of the Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award for Area 5 (IL, IN, OH, WV, KY, TN).
  • The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Spirit Award was given to the Purdue Coordinated Program in Dietetics.  The award was accepted by Mridul Datta.

2015 Awards and Honors

  • Dorothy Teegarden is the recipient of the 2015 Purdue University Provost's Award for Outstanding Graduate Mentor.
  • Lisa Graves, Extension Specialist, is the recipient of the 2015 Priester Award.
  • Donna Zoss and Katie Hill Gallant were inducted into the Alpha Sigma Lambda as honorary members.
  • Dorothy Teegarden is the 2015 recipient of the College of Health and Human Sciences Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award.
  • Lisa Graves, Extension Specialist, is the recipient of the 2015 Young Dietitian Award from The Indiana Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Rebecca Rivera, PhD student, is the nutrition recipient of the 2015 Center for Families Student Summer Award

2014 Awards and Honors

  • Brienna Larrick, PhD student, is the recipient of the 2013-2014 Nutrition Science Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award.
  • Lyndsey Herdzina-Huss, MS student, earned the Graduate Instructional Development Certificate.
  • Brienna Larrick, PhD student, earned the Graduate Teacher Certificate.
  • Wei (Winnie) Zheng, PhD student, received the 2014 College of Health and Human Sciences Outstanding Doctoral Student Award.
  • Theresea D'Aquila, PhD student, received an Honorable Mention at the 2014 Health and Disease: Science, Culture, and Policy Research Poster Competition.
  • Yumi Jang, PhD student, received 3rd Place at the 2014 Health and Disease: Science, Culture, and Policy Research Poster Competition.
  • Fa Wang, PhD student, received an Honorable Mention at the 2014 Health and Disease: Science, Culture, and Policy Research Poster Competition.
  • Theresea D'Aquila, PhD student, received an Honorable Mention for the 2014 Most Outstanding Interdisciplinary Project Award from the Office of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs.
  • Theresea D'Aquila, PhD student, received a Certificate of Excellence in Research Award from the Office of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs.
  • Yu Han (Amy) Hung, PhD student, received the 2014 Interdisciplinary Graduate Program (IGP) Audience Choice Project Award from the Office of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs.
  • Xuanzhu (Claire) Zhou, PhD student, received a Certificate of Excellence in Research Award from the Office of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs.
  • Qing Jiang, associate professor, was appointed as a University Faculty Scholar.
  • Dennis Savaiano was named the Virginia C. Meredith Professor of Nutrition Policy.

2013 Awards and Honors

  • Perla Reyes Fernandez, PhD student, received the 2013 Young Investigator Award, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research.
  • Donna Zoss, continuing lecturer, is the recipient of the Department of Nutrition Science Teaching Award.
  • Jon Story has been inducted into The Book of Great Teachers.
  • Lisa Graves and Barb Mayfield are part of a team that received the Hancook Award for developing the RECIPE for Growing Healthy Children program. This is the top award given by the Purdue Cooperative Extension Specialists Association.
  • Lisa Graves, Donna Vandergraff, and Connie Weaver are part of the team that received the Team Award from the Purdue Cooperative Extension Specialists Association for developing the To MyPlate and Beyond exhibit.
  • Rick Mattes, distinguished professor, is the recipient of the 2013 Babcock-Hart Award from the Institute of Food Technologists. This award honors an IFT member who has attained distinction by contributions to food technology which result in improved public health through nutrition or more nutritious food.
  • Mario Ferruzzi, professor, is the recipient of Purdue University's 2013 Agricultural Research Award. This award is the highest honor awarded by Ag Research at Purdue to mid-career faculty members and reflects Dr. Ferruzzi's contributions to research on understanding how the food matrix and processing factors impact phytochemical bioavailability and bioactivity that will affect the production of functional foods to improve human health.
  • Kim Buhman, associate professor, is the recipient of the 2013 E.L.R. Stokstad Award administered by the American Society for Nutrition. This award is given for outstanding fundamental research in nutrition, with preference to scientists at relatively early stages in their careers.
  • Jing Zhou, PhD student, is a student abstract award winner, Energy and Macronutrient Metabolism
    Research Interest Section, Experimental Biology 2013.
  • Wei Zheng, PhD student, is a Finalist in the American Society of Nutrition Graduate Student Research 
    Award, Experimental Biology 2013.
  • Robin Tucker, PhD student, received a Certificate of Excellence for Best Interdisciplinary Graduate Program
    Presentation in Ingestive Behavior, Purdue Interdisciplinary Graduate Program, Spring 2013 Reception.
  • Jing Zhou, PhD student, received a Certificate of Excellence for Best Interdisciplinary Graduate Program Presentation in Nutrition, Purdue Interdisciplinary Graduate Program, Spring 2013 Reception.
  • Mary Brauchla, PhD student, is the recipient of the 2013 Committee for the Education of Teaching Assistants Teaching Award.
  • Jing Zhou, PhD student, is a Finalist for the Clinical Emerging Leader Award, Medical Nutrition Council, Experimental Biology 2013.
  • Theresa D'Aquila, PhD student, received 2nd place at the 2013 Sigma Xi Graduate Student Research Awards Competition Poster Session.
  • Theresa D'Aquila, PhD student, received 2nd place at the 2013 College of Health and Human Sciences Chronic Disease Research Poster Competition.
  • Connie Weaver, head and distinguished professor, is the recipient of Purdue University's Spirit of the Land-Grant Mission Award. View Award Presentation and Lecture

2012 Awards and Honors

  • Dorothy Teegarden, professor, received the 2012 Susan Bulkeley Leadership Excellence Award. The award recognizes individuals who distinguish themselves by providing exceptional mentorship to women students/scientists in the field of breast cancer regardless of disciplines. This award was established by the International Breast Cancer and Nutrition and Purdue alumna Susan Bulkeley Butler.
  • Theresa D'Aquila received the Best Poster Award at the 2012 Purdue University Obesity and Cancer Discovery Group Poster Competition.
  • Jim Fleet received the Distinguished Professor title.
  • Dorothy Teegarden, professor, has been named the new associate dean for research and graduate programs in the College of Health and Human Sciences.
  • The Department of Nutrition Science won the 2012 Arthur G. Hansen Recognition Award for its relationship with its retirees.
  • James C. Fleet, professor, is the 2012 recipient of the Lafayette Lions Club Cancer Research Award.
  • Connie Weaver, head and distinguished professor, is the 2012 recipient of the Herbert Newby McCoy Award, the most prestigious research honor given by Purdue University. View Award Presentation
  • Clara Park received 2nd place and Wei Zheng received 3rd place in the 2012 ASN Vitamin and Minerals RIS poster competition at Experimental Biology.
  • Rebecca Replogle won the 2012 ASN Student Interest Group Travel Award.
  • Rebecca Replogle received 2nd place in the 2012 Nutrient Gene Interaction RIS poster competition at Experimental Biology.
  • Winnie Zheng, PhD student, is the recipient of an Office of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs Poster Competition Award.
  • Dorothy Teegarden, professor,is the recipient of an Academic Leadership Program Fellowship from the Committee on Institutional Cooperation.
  • Wayne Campbell, professor,is the recipient of the College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) Research Achievement Award.
  • Charlie Santerre is the recipient of the Department of Nutrition Science Teaching Award.
  • Dorothy Teegarden was honored as a University Faculty Scholar.
  • Mario Ferruzzi was promoted to full professor.
  • Christine Keller, PhD student, is the 2012 recipient of the Nutrition Science Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award.

2011 Awards and Honors

  • Clara Park, PhD student, is the recipient of an American Society for Bone and Mineral Research President's Poster Competition Award.
  • Emily Hohman, PhD student, is the recipient of the 2011 International Bone & Mineral Society Sun Valley Workshop Alice L. Jee Young Investigator Award.
  • Connie Weaver is the 2011 winner of the prestigious Linus Pauling Institute Prize for Health Research.
  • Dr. Berdine Martin, Research Associate for Dr. Connie Weaver, received the 2011 Professional Staff Research Award from the Purdue Chapter of Sigma Xi.
  • Mario Ferruzzi, assistant professor, is the recipient of the 2011Mary Swartz Rose Young Investigator Award administered by the American Society for Nutrition. This award is given to an investigator within ten years of postgraduate training, for outstanding research on the safety and efficacy of bioactive compounds for human health.
  • Qing Jiang, associate professor, is the recipient of the 2011E.L.R. Stokstad Award administered by the American Society for Nutrition. This award is given for outstanding fundamental research in nutrition, with preference to scientists at relatively early stages in their careers.
  • Wei (Winnie) Zheng, PhD student, is the recipient of the 2011Mars, Inc. Predoctoral Fellowship administered by the American Society for Nutrition. Her advisor is Professor Dorothy Teegarden.
  • Eileen Weinheimer, PhD student, is the recipient of the 2011 Cargill Predoctoral Fellowship administered by the American Society for Nutrition. Her advisor is Professor Wayne Campbell.
  • Rick Mattes received the Distinguished Professor title.
  • Connie Weaver, head and distinguished professor, elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

2010 Awards and Honors

  • Connie Weaver, head and distinguished professor, received the 2010 Burton Kallman Scientific Award from the Natural Products Association in June 2010. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of human nutrition.
  • Mario Ferruzzi, associate professor, received the Samuel Cate Prescott Award for Research from the Institute of Food Technologists.
  • Katie Hill, PhD student, received the department's Teaching Assistant Award.
  • Amy Mobley, assistant clinical professor, received the college's Mary L. Matthews Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching.
  • Angela Myracle, graduate student, received the Advanced Graduate Teacher Certificate.
  • Bethany Six, MS student, received the college's 2010 Beulah Gillaspie Award for Outstanding Master's Student. Her advisor is Professor Carol Boushey.

2009 Awards and Honors

    • James Daniel, associate professor, was inducted as a fellow into the Purdue University Teaching Academy.
    • Dorothy Morre, professor, retired July 30, 2009, after 31 years on the Purdue faculty.
    • Eileen Weinheimer, graduate student, is one of three students selected as trainees for a new National Institute on Aging Program.
    • John Apolzan received the 2009 Norma Compton Outstanding Doctoral Student Award. His faculty advisor is Wayne Campbell.
    • Wayne Campbell, professor, received the college's inaugural Outstanding Undergraduate Honors Advisor Award.
    • Qing Jiang was promoted to associate professor.
    • Connie Weaver, head and distinguished professor, received the Robert H. Herman Memorial Award from the American Society of Nutrition. The award recognizes a clinical investigator whose research has contributed to the advancement of clinical nutrition, particularly the biochemical and metabolic aspects of human nutrition.

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