The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) Foundation recently announced the 2020 recipients for its National Scientific Achievement Awards and its Class of 2020 Fellows.
Two of the prestigious awards go to two faculty from the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington. Dean David B. Allison has received the ASN Nutritional Sciences Award and Dr. Andrew Brown has received the Mead Johnson Award Endowed by Mead Johnson Pediatric Nutrition Institute.
“Now, more than ever, we need to remain connected and celebrate the significant achievements in our field. The 2020 ASN award recipients are an esteemed group of scientists whose contributions, mentorship, and dedication to advancing nutrition research, education, and practice are exemplary and inspiring,” stated ASN President, Richard D. Mattes, Ph.D., MPH, RD.
The ASN also announced that Dr. Robert Burns has been inducted into its Class of 2020 Fellows. To be inducted as a Fellow of the Society is the highest honor ASN bestows, recognizing individuals for significant discoveries and distinguished careers in the field of nutrition.
“Over the course of their careers, the discoveries and contributions of these extraordinary individuals being recognized as ASN Fellows have not only advanced the science and practice of nutrition, but also inspired countless professionals who have followed in their paths. We celebrate their achievements and the innovations they have brought to our field,” Mattes said.
In addition, Ph.D. student Paola Mattey-Mora has been named a Graduate Student Research Award Finalist by the ASN and a finalist for the prestigious Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Award.
Allison, Brown, Burns, and Mattey-Mora, along with other top researchers, clinicians, and educators, will be recognized for their outstanding contributions virtually this year during Nutrition 2020 Live Online and next year at Nutrition 2021 in Boston.
The ASN has been a leading advocate for nutrition scientists and the advancement of nutrition for nearly 100 years. Its mission is to advance the science, education, and practice of nutrition.