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  • Teaching innovation award encourages faculty to take risks, enhance education (4/13/22) >>Read
  • HHS alumna keeps Boilermaker student athletes running with proper nutrition (2/24/22) >>Read
  • Nutrition Science PhD studies led to career in genetic disease therapy for HHS Distinguished Alumna (2/24/22) >>Read
  • Let's fix the government's nutrition guidance (7/5/21) >>Read
  • 18 million US children are at risk of hunger: How is the problem being addressed and what more can be done? (1/11/21) >>Read
  • From lab to legislation: Purdue HHS alumna advances health across local, state and federal levels (12/15/21) >>Read
  • Lab Culture: The Teaching Kitchen of Purdue Nutrition Science (12/9/21) >>Read
  • Nutrition Science department head reveals family ties to Purdue's founding father (10/28/21) >>Read
  • Lab Culture: Nutrition Science Clinical Research Center (10/20/21) >>Read
  • Department of Nutrition Science to host fall cooking classes (10/11/21) >>Read
  • Purdue University Department of Nutrition Science: A Brief History (9/10/21) >>Read
  • Nutrition Science Alumni, Sianna Castillo Helps BioMarin Hit Medical Milestones (8/9/2021) >>Read
  • Purdue Dietitian named inaugural diversity and inclusion fellowship recipient (7/23/21) >>Read
  • Nutrition Science Alumna's new cookbook battles heart disease through plant-based recipes (6/16/21) >>Read
  • Dietetics Learning Community serves students fresh opportunities (5/14/21) >>Read
  • Is Palm Oil Bad for You? What You Need to Know (3/16/2021) >>Read
  • Study on Native Hawaiian moms and babies focus on diet (3/28/2021) >>Read
  • Salon: 4 signs that food pantries improve the diets of low-income people (1/2/2021) >>Read
  • The Conversation: 4 signs that food pantries improve the diets of low-income people (12/17/2020) >>Read
  • What Should Americans Eat? (12/9/2020) >>Read
  • Laura Murray-Kolb to lead Department of Nutrition Science (11/13/20) >>Read
  • Purdue nutrition epidemiologist elected to National Academy of Medicine (10/21/20) >>Read
  • 6 healthy foods rich in vitamin D and easy ways to incorporate them into your diet (9/4/20) >>READ
  • Diet Secrets To Boost Your Energy (7/10/20) >>Read
  • Inside the Purdue lab focused on SPIT: BTN LiveBig >>Watch
  • Why Older Adults Should Eat More Protein (and Not Overdo Protein Shakes) (12/27/19) >>READ
  • Why you won't benefit from eating more protein- unless you're losing weight or building muscle (12/9/19) >>Read
  • Food pantries can help improve nutrition, diet quality (12/5/19) >>Read
  • How does protein fit in your holiday diet or New Year's resolutions? (12/3/19) >>Read
  • Purdue University Women's Global Health Institute names new leadership (10/7/19) >>Read
  • Purdue leads team to strengthen nutrition research in Laos (11/19/19) >>Read
  • Purdue study looks at why we all taste food differently (11/26/19) >>Read
  • Hosting for the holidays? Here's how to keep guests with food allergies safe (11/27/19) >>Read
  • The science behind why, and how much, we eat at Thanksgiving (11/23/19) >>Read
  • The science behind the flavors of a Thanksgiving meal (11/21/19) >>Read
  • Dr. Teegarden led a team of obesity experts that created an online resource: Transdisciplinary Obesity Prevention Research Sciences (11/8/19) >>Read
  • Reducing Obesity and Improving Lives One Community at a Time (11/8/19) >>Read
  • Tracking Fat from Digestion to Delivery: Fat Fundamentals (11/8/19) >>Read
  • Beyond 'You are What You Eat': Purdue researches work to unravel obesity biology and behaviors, with some surprising results (11/8/19) >>Read
  • People are complicated, but their spit is 'shockingly complex' (10/21/19) >>Read
  • Ranking artificial flavors by how much they taste like the real thing (10/5/19) >>Read
  • Two Purdue nutrition science professors named to 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (3/1/19) >>Read
  • Feed the need:  Toddlers' nutrition often short on vitamins, minerals, but long on sugar, salt (1/15/19) >>Read
  • Your spit might help you learn to eat your greens (8/20/18) >>Read
  • Saliva could influence taste preferences (8/20/18) >>Read
  • The most eaten 'vegetable' by babies?  French fries, Purdue researchers find (7/5/18) >>Read
  • New study finds Mediterranean-style eating pattern with lean, unprocessed red meat improves cardiovascular disease risk facotrs (6/13/18) >>Read
  • To manage weight, it may matter when protein supplements are consumed (5/23/18) >>Read
  • Whey protein supplements and exercise help women improve body composition, not leading to bulkiness (5/23/18) >>Read
  • Purdue food safety professor to advise the White House (5/14/18) >>Read
  • Eating Red Meat (3/29/17) >>Read

 

2022 Awards and Honors

  • Congratulations to Yiying Zhao, INP Graduate Student, who was selected as the winner of the Graduate Student Research Award at the 2022 ASN Conference. Her abstract was titled “Delta-tocotrienol 13′-Carboxychromanol, a Vitamin E Metabolite, Interacts With Gut Microbes As Indicated by Its Anti-colitis Synergy With a Lactic Acid Bacterium in Mice”.
  • Congratulations to Andi Cheng, INP Graduate Student, who was awarded 3rd Place in the Poster Presentation at the Purdue Applied Microbiome Science (PAMS) Symposium last week! Her poster was titled “The gut microbiota and sex impact motor function and brain proteome in mice: Implication for Parkinson’s disease”.
  • Cheers to Anna Clapp Organski, INP Graduate Student, who was selected as a winner of the Certificate of Excellence in Research Award from the 2022 Office of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs Spring Reception! Her poster was titled “Gut Microbial Regulation of the Reproductive Axis”.
  • Cheers to INP graduate student Lindsay Leonard, who was awarded 1st Place in the Masters Division for her poster presentation at the Indiana Branched American Society for Microbiology (IBASM) last weekend! Her poster was titled “Development of a Gnotobiotic Mouse Model with Distinct Bacterial Equol Producing Capabilities
  • Congratulations to two of our INP Graduate Students on receiving Outstanding Research Poster Awards at the HHS Spring Research Event: 
    • Sora Kim, from Dr. Kee-Hong Kim's lab, for her poster titled "Inhibition of Cholesterol Ester Formation Improves Response to Enzalutamide Treatment in Prostate Cancer"
    • Chaylen Andolino, from Dr. Dorothy Teegarden's lab, for her poster titled "Dysregulated Lipid Metabolism Supports Metastatic Breast Cancer Cell Migration"
  • Congratulations to Dr. Kim Buhman for being selected as this year’s HHS Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentor! Kim will be recognized at the HHS Spring Faculty Meeting on Thursday, April 28 at 2 pm (PFEN 241).
  • Congratulations to Elina Dawoodani, Interdepartmental Nutrition Program Graduate Student, who was selected as the 2022 recipient of the Catherine Justice Family Nutrition Grant by the Center for Families! This grant is given to outstanding graduate students who intend to engage in a program of scholarly activity related to quality of life of children, focusing on nutrition, specifically diet or public policy. She is hoping to conduct a project in India to answer the question: Does iron deficiency affect children’s eating behavior?
  • Congratulations to Associate Professor Heather Eicher-Miller for earning the Purdue University Trailblazer Award! The Purdue University Trailblazer Award is an annual award for midcareer faculty in the College of Education, College of Liberal Arts, College of Health and Human Sciences, and the Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies whose recent research, scholarship, or creative work has made a significant impact in the disciplines of humanities, social sciences, and information sciences. The nominee’s work should be pioneering and innovative. >>More information
  • Congratulations to Graduate Student Elina Dawoodani on winning the Purdue Graduate Program's Say it in 6 Competition! Say It In 6® is a competition that challenges graduate and professional students, non-degree students, and postdoctoral fellows at Purdue to tell a story about their Purdue experience — in a clear, concise, and, most importantly, creative way — by using only six words and a visual aid.

2021 Awards and Honors

  • Suji Im was awarded Third Place in the 2021 Women’s Global Health Institute Graduate Student Poster Competition at the Women’s Health Symposium on December 8th, 2021. Her poster was titled “Chemopreventive effects and mechanisms of delta-tocotrienol (𝛿TE) in a mouse model bearing key genetic mutations resembling sporadic colorectal cancer"
  • Chaylen Andolino was awarded Outstanding Research Poster Award. Her abstract “Increased Fatty Acid Synthesis and Catabolism Supports Metastatic Breast Cancer Cell Migration” was coauthored by Drs. Dorothy Teegarden and Kim Buhman
  • Audrey Goldbaum, Interdepartmental Nutrition Program Graduate Student, has received the prestigious Cancer Prevention Postdoctoral Fellowship from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
  • Nutrition Science Alumni, Sharon Sianna Castillo was selected for a Distinguished Alumni Award 
  • Nutrition Science Alumni, Lauren Link was selected as an Early Career Achievement Award winner
  • Congratulations to Gillian Coffey (senior Nutrition Science major graduating in Dec 2021) who has been accepted to Indiana University Medical School!
  • Nutrition Science Alumni, Sianna Castillo, Helps BioMarin Hit Medical Milestones. BioMarin Pharmaceutical specializes in therapies for rare illnesses. Sianna Castillo specializes in guiding them to market. It’s easy to imagine the field of “regulatory affairs” as a haven for paper shufflers or for lobbyists striving to eliminate barriers to profitability. But that’s not the case, says Sianna Castillo, and she should know. Castillo is a director of regulatory affairs for the CMC (chemistry, manufacturing, and control) Group at BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. in Novato, California. Read More Here 
  • Rick Mattes, distinguished professor of Nutrition Science and department head, Public Health, has been selected to receive the 2020-21 W.O. Atwater Memorial Lecturer award from the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS)/American Society for Nutrition (ASN). The Lectureship was established in 1968 to honor the memory of Wilbur Olin Atwater (1844-1907) and to recognize scientists who have made unique contributions toward improving the diet and nutrition of people around the world. Atwater, considered the father of modern nutrition research and education, was the U.S. Department of Agriculture's first chief of nutrition investigations. 
  • Rana Chehab has been selected as one of three winners for the Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition that was held as part of NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE on Thursday, June 3, 2021. Out of 211 abstracts received for this year's competition, Rana's abstract presentation was selected as one of the top three scores.
  • Rana Chehab has been named a finalist for the Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science Abstract Recognition Award Program for the American Society for Nutrition in the Nutritional Microbiology/Microbiome Topical Area. 
  • Sora Kim has been named a finalist for the Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science Abstract Recognition Award Program for the American Society for Nutrition. 
  • Dr. Regan Bailey was invited to be the Klingenstein-Pritchard Endowed Seminar Speaker for Spring 2021 for the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University. The Pritchard Lecture Series in Human Nutrition is an annual seminar established to bring a distinguished and internationally recognized expert to Cornell University to present a university-wide seminar.
  • Rana Chehab's 3MT presentation was selected as the People's Choice winner for this year's competition! 
  • Valeria Martínez was selected for the 2021 Outstanding Senior Award 
  • Halie Duchine received the Lute Troutt Fellowship at the annual meeting of the Indiana Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Madison Brown received the Outstanding Student from a Coordinated Program in Dietetics Award from the Indiana Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Lissa Davis was awarded the Graduate Students award for TAs who are making exceptional efforts to support student learning through innovative and high-quality approaches to teaching for Exceptional Teaching and Instructional Support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Gavin Connolly was awarded the Graduate Students award for TAs who are making exceptional efforts to support student learning through innovative and high-quality approaches to teaching for Exceptional Teaching and Instructional Support during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • Randa Hodges was awarded the Student Support award for giving special attention to student inclusivity, engagement, and well-being for Exceptional Teaching and Instructional Support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Dinah Dalder was awarded the Innovation award for innovative and particularly effective use of multiple technologies in online instruction for Exceptional Teaching and Instructional Support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Gavin Connolly was awarded the Outstanding Doctoral Student Award for 2021.
  • Rachel Clark, Dinah Dalder, and Donna Zoss (Dietetics Learning Community instructors) are the recipients of the 2020-2021 Learning Community Real World Experience Award. 
  • Dinah Dalder will serve as President-Elect of the Indiana Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (IAND) in 2021-22.  She will serve as President of IAND in 2022-23.
  • Lisa Graves will serve as Nominating Committee Chair for the Indiana Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (IAND) next year.
  • Dr. Tzu-Wen Cross received an incentive award from the Purdue Animal Behavior Core to study how the gut microbiome affects motor/cognitive function using gnotobiotic mouse models. The proposal title is “The impact of gut microbiome on motor and cognitive functions: a path to longitudinal behavior testing using gnotobiotic mouse models”. 
  • Audrey Goldbaum has received the HHS Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship for 2021-2022! This fellowship is awarded to students who have demonstrated superior academic abilities and scholarly achievements. This fellowship will provide full-time support for Audrey to complete all her doctoral degree requirement.
  • Rana Chehab was awarded a Purdue Graduate Student Government travel grant that provides funding for her to present Purdue research at academic conferences. She will be using the grant to attend ASN's Nutrition 2021 meeting.
  • Evan Reister's submission A Boilermaker is Never Quite Finished has made it to the top ten in the Say It In 6 People's Choice competition hosted by the Graduate School.
  • Dinah Dalder will serve as President-Elect of the Indiana Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (IAND) in 2021-22.  She will serve as President of IAND in 2022-23.
  • Lisa Graves will serve as Nominating Committee Chair for the Indiana Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (IAND) next year.
  • Dr. Marie Allsopp has received the Prioritizing Diversity and Inclusion in Nutrition and Dietetics: Overcoming Obstacles to RDN Recruitment, Education and Advancement Fellowship from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation. Her fellowship will begin on June 14th.
  • Marie Allsopp has been elected as the North Central Regional Director for the Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors (NDEP) Council
  • Regan Bailey was invited to join the editorial board as an associate editor of the Journal of Nutrition.

2020 Awards and Honors

  • Dorothy Teegarden has been appointed to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine panel: Standing Committee on Evidence Synthesis and Communications in Diet and Chronic Disease
  • Regan Bailey has been appointed to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine panel: Evidence Scanning for Riboflavin Committee
  • Regan Bailey has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (https://nam.edu/national-academy-of-medicine-elects-100-new-members-2020/) for her work in "improving the methods to measure nutritional status for optimal health outcomes including better understanding intake exposures and the use of dietary supplements." Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. Read more Here.
  • Corrie Whisner, (assistant professor, College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University) received the 2020 HHS Alumni Early Career Achievement Award (BS '07, Nutrition Science, Purdue University/PhD '11, Nutrition Science, Purdue University)
  • Robert Bergia, Clinical Emerging Leaders Award Finalist, American Society for Nutrition (ASN).
  • Evan Reister, PhD student, Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science Finalist (Obesity), American Society for Nutrition (ASN).
  • Heather Eicher-Miller, associate professor, has been selected to receive the 2020 Nutrition Education and Behavioral Sciences Research Interest Section Mid Career Award from the American Society for Nutrition (ASN). 
  • Laura Bowers, assistant professor, has been selected to receive the 2020 Peter J. Reeds Young Investigator Award from the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) and its Foundation. This award is given for outstanding research in macronutrient metabolism accomplishment within 5 years of completing formal training of either a Ph.D. degree or postdoctoral fellowship. 
  • Heather Eicher-Miller, associate professor, has received the 2020 HHS Early Career Research Achievement Award.  Award Announcement
  • Donna Zoss, senior lecturer, has been selected to receive the 2020 Purdue University Jefferson Award. This award recognizes and celebrates individual Purdue employees for meaningful public service to their communities.
  • Andrea Lobene has won the 2020 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award in Nutrition Science.
  • Shinyoung Jun has won the 2020 Outstanding Doctoral Student Award in Nutrition Science. 
  • Yiying Zhao has won the 2020 Teaching Academy Graduate Teaching Award.
  • Wayne Campbell, professor, has received the 2020 HHS Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentor Award. Award Announcement
  • Allison Drook, current student in the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD), accepted to the CPD next year, received the Lute Troutt Fellowship  from the Indiana Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (IAND)
  • Jordyn Tucker, current student in the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD), accepted to the CPD next year, received the Mary Hebenstreit Memorial Award from the Indiana Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (IAND)
  • Nathan Schaeper, current intern, Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CPD), received Outstanding Student in CP from the Indiana Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (IAND)
  • Rachel Clark, senior lecturer, received Outstanding Educator from the Indiana Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (IAND)
  • Monica Ramakrishnan, Yu Wang, and Yiying Zhao all received the 2019-2020 Compton Travel Award
  • Chaylen Andolino, PhD student, placed third in the 2020 Health and Disease Poster Competition in the Cancer division.
  • Andrea Lobene, of the Hill Gallant lab, has received a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Trainee Travel Award from the Association for Clinical and Translational Science
  • Chaylen Andolino, PhD student, placed third in the 2020 Health and Disease Poster Competition in the Cancer division.

2019 Awards and Honors

  • Dorothy Teegarden, professor, received a 2019 Seed for Success Award from the EVPRP office.
  • Madeline Sheeley, PhD student, placed third in the 2019 Women's Global Health Institute Graduate Student Poster Competition.
  • Michele Forman, distinguished professor, received The Center on Aging and the Life Course Research Excellence Award.
  • Regan Bailey was promoted to full professor.
  • Dennis Savaiano is now Dean Emeritus.  This recognizes his many years of distinguished service as Dean of the College of Consumer and Family Sciences at Purdue. 
  • Rick Mattes, distinguished professor, was named as the President of the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) for 2019-2020.
  • Yiying Zhao, PhD student, earned third place in the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) Emerging Leader poster competition in the Diet and Cancer category.
  • James Fleet, professor, was named a fellow of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) for 2019.
  • Krittikan Chanpaiseng, PhD candidate, was selected as the winner of the Certificate of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Research Award for 2019 from the Office of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs.
  • Krittikan Chanpaisend, PhD candidate, was awarded a scholarship to attend the 2019 Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics (SISG) at the University of Washington in Seattle from July 15-24.  Krittikan also received a Professional Grant from the Purdue Graduate Student Government to help fund her trip.
  • Stephanie Hunter, PhD student in Dr. Mattes' lab, completed Purdue's Applied Management Principles (mini-MBA) program. 
  • Kassidy Sharpe, in Dr. Gletsu-Miller's lab, was awarded a FASEB DREAM Program Travel Award.
  • 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.
  • Cori Running, assistant professor, received the 2019 Rising Star in Texture Research Award from the Journal of Texture Studies.
  • Heather Eicher-Miller, associate professor, received the 2019 Priester Culture of Health Award from the National Health Outreach Conference of the U.S. Cooperative Extension Service.
  • Cori Running, assistant professor, received the 2019 Polak Young Investigator Award from the Association for Chemoreception Science.
  • Ryan Calvert, PhD candidate, earned the Teaching Academy Graduate Teaching Award.
  • Ryan Calvert, PhD candidate, has completed the Advanced Graduate Teacher Certificate (AGTC). 
  • Kassidy Sharpe, in Dr. Gletsu-Miller's lab, received the Justice Family Nutrition Award.
  • 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 and Honors

  • 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). 
  • Heather Eicher-Miller was promoted to associate professor.
  • Kim Buhman was promoted to full professor. 
  • 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.
  • Nilupa Gunaratna received the Seed for Success Award from the EVPRP office.

2017 Awards and Honors

  • Qing Jiang received an Inventor Recognition Award from Purdue University.
  • Regan Bailey received the Seed for Success Award from the EVPRP office.
  • Rick Mattes, distinguished professor, received the Excellence in Research Award from the International Nut and Dried Fruit Council.
  • Heather Leidy received the Seed for Success Award from the EVPRP office.
  • The Coordinated Program in Dietetics received the Inaugural Academic Partner of the Year Award from Purdue University Dining and Catering.
  • Kathleen Hill-Gallant, assistant professor, is the recipient of the 2017 Rising Star Award from The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR).
  • Kathleen Hill-Gallant, assistant professor, has been invited to serve on the ASBMR Early Stage Investigator Subcommittee for a 3-year term.
  • Kim Buhman was selected as a fellow of the Purdue University Teaching Academy.
  • Jessica Ellis, assistant professor, is a recipient of the Teaching for Tomorrow Award, Junior Fellow.
  • Nana Gletsu Miller was promoted to associate professor.
  • Regan Bailey, associate professor, was appointed as a Showalter Faculty Scholar.
  • Ryan Calvert, PhD student, was one of three winners in the 2017 Graduate Student Research Award competition.
  • Chao Yang, PhD student, was one of 12 finalists in the 2017 Graduate Student Research Award competition.
  • Lauren O'Connor, PhD student, was one of 5 finalists in the 2017 Clinical Emerging Leader Competition.
  • Ryan Calvert, PhD student, won the Emerging Leader Poster Competition for the Nutritional Immunology and Inflammation RIS from the American Society for Nutrition (ASN).
  • Krittikan Chanpaisaeng, PhD student, was one of the winners in the Emerging Leader Poster Competition for the Nutrient-Gene Interaction RIS.
  • Lauren O'Connor, PhD student, won the Emerging Leader Poster Competition for the Aging and Chronic Disease Risk RIS from the American Society for Nutrition (ASN).
  • Christian Wright, PhD student, placed first in the 3-Minute Thesis Competition at the graduate student breakfast at the American Society for Nutrition (ASN).
  • Christian Wright, PhD student, won the Emerging Leader Poster Competition for the Energy and Macronutrients Metabolism RIS from the American Society for Nutrition (ASN).
  • Lizzi Stremke, PhD student, won the Emerging Leader Poster Competition for the Vitamin and Mineral RIS from the American Society for Nutrition (ASN). 
  • Jim Fleet, professor, is the 2017 recipient of the Outstanding Investigator Award from the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) Vitamin and Mineral RIS.
  • Michele Forman, professor and head, is the recipient of the 2017 Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Nutritional Sciences Award supported by Pfizer from the American Society for Nutrition (ASN).
  • Lucinda Kurzava, MS student, is the 2017 recipient of the HHS Outstanding Masters Student award.  Her mentor is Barbara Stefanska.
  • Rachel Clark, continuing lecturer, is the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award in a Coordinated Program in Dietetics for Area 5 (IL, IN, OH, WV, KY, TN) of the Nutrition and Dietetics Educators and Preceptors group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  The Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award recognizes the teaching, mentoring, and leadership activities of faculty in ACEND-accredited dietetics education programs.
  • Nana Gletsu Miller, assistant professor, is the recipient of a 2017 AgSEED Award.
  • Cordelia Running, assistant professor, is the recipient of the inaugural Patsy J. Mellott Teaching Innovation Award from the College of Agriculture/College of Health and Human Sciences, Purdue University.
  • Tara Henagan, assistant professor, is the recipient of a 2017 AgSEED Award.
  • Mri Datta, Katie Hill Gallant, Dinah Dalder, Rachel Clark, Lisa Graves and Donna Zoss are the recipients of the 2016-2017 Learning Community Real-World Experience Award.
  • Cordelia Running, assistant professor, is the recipient of a 2017 AgSEED Award.
  • Kathleen Hill Gallant and Connie Weaver received the "Seed for Success" Award from the EVPRP office for the DASH-Sodium Trial in Adolescents.
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