News

2020-2021

  • 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! 
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Is Palm Oil Bad for You? What You Need to Know
  • Study on Native Hawaiian moms and babies focus on diet
  • 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
  • Salon: 4 signs that food pantries improve the diets of low-income people
  • The Conversation: 4 signs that food pantries improve the diets of low-income people
  • What Should Americans Eat?
  • 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
  • Laura Murray-Kolb to lead Department of Nutrition Science
  • 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.

2019-2020

2018-2019

  • Rick Mattes, distinguished professor, was named as the President of the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) for 2019-2020.
  • 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.
  • Yiying Zhao, PhD student, earned third place in the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) Emerging Leader poster competition in the Diet and Cancer category.
  • 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, earned the Teaching Academy Graduate Teaching Award.
  • Ryan Calvert, PhD candidate, has completed the Advanced Graduate Teacher Certificate (AGTC).
  • 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.
  • Kassady Sharpe, in Dr. Gletsu-Miller's lab, received the Justice Family Nutrition Award.
  • Two Purdue nutrition science professors named to 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee
  • Jay Burgess, associate professor, received the 2019 College of Health and Human Sciences Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award.
  • Feed the need: Toddlers' nutrition often short on vitamins, minerals, but long on sugar, salt 
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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. 
  • Kim Buhman was promoted to full professor.
  • Heather Eicher-Miller was promoted to associate professor.
  • 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 a Seed for Success Award from the EVPRP office.

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