Awards

2019 Awards

  • Alexandra Cowan, PhD student in Dr. Bailey's lab, won the 2019 Nutrition Translation RIS Emerging Leader poster competition at ASN.
  • Dennis Cladis, PhD student, placed second in the Emerging Leaders poster competition at ASN.
  • Heather Eicher-Miller, associate professor, received the 2019 Mead Johnson Award from the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) at Nutrition 2019.
  • Michele Forman, distinguished professor and head, has been selected as a member of the ASN Class of 2019 Fellows.
  • Jon Story, professor, has been selected as a member of the ASN Class of 2019 Fellows.
  • Ryan Calvert, PhD candidate, has completed the Advanced Graduate Teacher Certificate (AGTC).
  • Jay Burgess, associate professor, received the 2019 College of Health and Human Sciences Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award.
  • Michele Forman, distinguished professor and head, received the 2018 H.A. Tyroler Distinguished Alumni Award in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Public Health.

2018 Awards

  • Nilupa Gunaratna received the Seed for Success Award from the EVPRP office.
  • Michele Forman, distinguished professor and head, received the 2018 Special Award for Epidemiologic Research on Critical and Sensitive Windows for Health Across the Lifespan from the American College of Epidemiology (ACE). 
  • Wayne Campbell, professor, is the recipient of the 2018 Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Nutritional Sciences Award supported by Pfizer from the American Society for Nutrition (ASN).
  • Mario Ferruzzi, adjunct professor, is the recipient of the 2018 General Mills Bells Institute of Health and Nutrition Innovation Award from the American Society for Nutrition (ASN).
  • Tara Henagan, assistant professor, was selected to participate as a Junior Fellow in the Teaching for Tomorrow Fellowship Program for 2018-19.
  • Breanne Wright, PhD student, received the 2018 Distinguished Scholar Award from the Purdue Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives (OGDI). 
  • Donna Zoss, assistant director, didactic program in dietetics and continuing lecturer, is the recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award from the Indiana Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (IAND).
  • Michele Forman was appointed as a distinguished professor of nutrition. 
  • Jennifer Mansfield, PhD student, has been selected as one of the American Society for Nutrition Science Policy Fellows for 2018-19.
  • Dennis Cladis, PhD student, received the 2018 Catherine Peachy Award. He received the award and presented his talk, entitled "Mineral and phenolic content in representative diets from seven countries for the International Breast Cancer and Nutrition Project" at the International Breast Cancer Symposium.
  • Andrea Lobene, PhD student, was featured as the Student Member Spotlight in the Summer issue of The Digest, a newsletter published quarterly by the Research Dietetics Practice Group.
  • Joshua Hudson, postdoctoral researcher, won the Corporate Affiliates 3 Minute Thesis competition.

Hall of Fame Award

The Hall of Fame Award honors alumni of this department who have made a significant contribution to the varied fields of foods and nutrition and established a unique record in their work and life. The Hall of Fame also honors the careers of those who have contributed to the growth and prominence of this department, though not alumni of this department.

Faculty & Staff Honors

Student Honors

Mary L. Matthews Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award

  • (2010) Amy Mobley
  • (2006) Olivia Wood
  • (2003) Jim Daniel
  • (2000) Olivia Wood
  • (1991) Olivia Wood
  • (1987) Jon Story
  • (1985) Connie Weaver
  • (1977) Olivia Wood

Book of Great Teachers

  • (2013) Jon Story
  • (1999) Mary E. Fuqua
  • (1999) Karen S. Jamesen
  • (1999) Gladys Vail
  • (1999) Connie M. Weaver
  • (1999) Olivia Bennett Wood

Mary Louise Foster Award

  • (2006) Olivia Wood

Outstanding Seniors

  • (2019) Rebecca Lapides
  • (2018) Jonica Kao
  • (2017) Destiny Matthews
  • (2016) Grace Bagshaw
  • (2015) Paulina Segovia
  • (2014) Kristen Clark
  • (2013) Kirsten Clawson
  • (2012) Lyndsey Maxwell Huss
  • (2011) Jacquie Sullivan
  • (2010) Erin Harpenau
  • (2009) Amy Conklin
  • (2008) Angela Fast
  • (2007) Rebecca Nelson
  • (2006) Megan Diaz
  • (2005) Anunziata Morris
  • (2004) Julie Frecka
  • (2003) Kristi Ludwig
  • (2002) Julie James
  • (2001) Abby Hamm
  • (2000) Noel Pollen
  • (1999) Sarah Lambright
  • (1998) Rachel Geik
  • (1997) Tara Timpel
  • (1996) Mary Velotta
  • (1995) Stacy Jo Phillips
  • (1994) Kimberly Bridges
  • (1993) M. Katie Shufflebarger
  • (1992) Tamara Hannon
  • (1991) Lori Lathrop
  • (1990) Mary Gangloff
  • (1989) Nancy Quan
  • (1988) Rebecca Brown

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award in Nutrition Science

  • (2014) Brienna Larrick
  • (2013) Mary Brauchla
  • (2012) Christine Keller
  • (2010) Katie Hill
  • (2009) Mary-Jon Ludy

Norma H. Compton Outstanding Doctoral Student Award

  • (2009) John Apolzan
  • (2008) Ahentao (Richard) Zhang
  • (2005) Juan Andrade
  • (2002) Kenneth Hance

Beulah Gillaspie Outstanding Master’s Student Award

  • (2010) Bethany Six
  • (2007) Sara Hendrickson

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