ASN Awards Recognition & W.O. Atwater Memorial Lecture

6/10/2018
5:30 PM - 6:40 PM

Location: Ballroom AB

Almost one century ago European investigators began partitioning body mass into its multiple organs and tissues using rudimentary devices such as measuring rods and calipers. Since then technological advances have afforded clinical nutrition investigators the opportunity to quantify body compartments with greater accuracy and depth than afforded by these early pioneering efforts. Paralleling other scientific fields, body composition measurement technologies are now generating vast amounts of digitally-measured data and are promising to provide greatly improved human shape and size phenotypes. The presentation will trace the scientific odyssey of body composition research across the century of growth.



The 2018 Senior Investigator Awardees will also be recognized:

Conrad A. Elvehjem Award for Public Service in Nutrition
Supported by Mondelēz International
John Erdman, PhD, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Dannon Institute Mentorship Award
Supported by the Dannon Institute
Penny Kris-Etherton, PhD, Pennsylvania State University

David Kritchevsky Career Achievement Award in Nutrition
Supported by Mondelēz International
Jose Ordovas, PhD, Jean Mayer USDA/HNRCA at Tufts University

E.V. McCollum Award
Sarah Booth, PhD, USDA, Jean Mayer USDA/HNRCA at Tufts University

E. V. McCollum International Lectureship in Nutrition
Aryeh Stein, PhD, Emory University

Excellence in Nutrition Education Award
Michelle McGuire, PhD, Washington State University

Kellogg International Prize in Nutrition Lectureship
Supported by Kellogg Company
Catherine Geissler, PhD, King's College London

Mary Swartz Rose Senior Investigator Award
Supported by the Council for Responsible Nutrition
Elizabeth Johnson, PhD, Tufts University

McCormick Science Institute Research Award
Endowed by the McCormick Science Institute
Richard A. Anderson, PhD, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center

Osborne and Mendel Award
Supported by ILSI North America
Vadim Gladyshev, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Nutritional Sciences Award
Supported by Pfizer
Wayne Campbell, PhD, Purdue University

Robert H. Herman Memorial Award
Christos Mantzoros, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School

Robert Suskind and Leslie Lewinter-Suskind Pediatric Nutrition Lifetime Achievement Award
Endowed by Robert Suskind and Leslie Lewinter-Suskind
Robert E. Black, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Roland L. Weinsier Award for Excellence in Medical or Dental Nutrition Education
Supported by the Dannon Institute
Carine Lenders, MD, Boston University

ASN Volunteer of the Year Award
Suzanne Murphy, PhD, RD, University of Hawaii at Manoa

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Pamela Starke-Reed

Deputy Administrator, Nutrition, Food Safety and Quality
Agricultural Research Service, USDA
Beltsville, Maryland

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Steven B. Heymsfield, MD

Professor
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Steven B. Heymsfield, M.D. is Professor and Director of the Body Composition-Metabolism Laboratory at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center of the Louisiana State University System in Baton Rouge. Dr. Heymsfield stepped down as Executive Director of Pennington Biomedical in 2013 to assume his current position. He has published more than 600 peer-reviewed papers covering topics such as obesity, malnutrition, cachexia, body composition, and caloric expenditure. His contributions to the study of human nutrition led to the TOPS Award from The Obesity Society, the Rhoads Award from the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN), the Robert H. Herman Memorial Award, American Society of Nutrition (ASN), the George Bray Founders Award from The Obesity Society, and he was honored for his role in the FDA ban on ephedra, receiving the 2004 NYC Mayor's Award for Science and Technology. Dr. Heymsfield was elected Fellow of The Obesity Society in 2014, and he is an honorary member of the American Dietetic and Chilean Clinical Nutrition Associations. Dr. Heymsfield is past-president of ASPEN and ASN and he is President- elect of The Obesity Society.

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