Announcing 2012 Grand Prize for Young Minority Investigators 24 Apr 2012
Congratulations to Wanida Lewis, North Carolina State University, for being selected as the 2012 recipient of the DSM Nutritional Products Grand Prize for Young Minority Investigators. Her poster was entitled “Anti-inflammatory effects of peanut skin extracts on COX-2 in raw 264.7 cells”. She follows the 2011 winner, Maria Carlota Dao from Tufts University.
The ASN Minority Affairs Committee (MARC) held its Travel Awardees Poster Competition and Networking Breakfast at EB2012 this morning. It was an excellent session with passionate, inspired young investigators explaining their research.
In reverse alphabetical order, the other 9 winners of 2012 ASN MARC Travel Awards, supported by DSM Nutritional Products, are:
Venus Welch-White, Tuskagee University: The impact of selective high fat diets on altered thyroid animal model
Michelle Mosley, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana: Low papaya consumption increases risk for low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in Mexican college applicants
LeeCole Legette, Oregon State University: Xanthohumol lowers body weight and fasting plasma glucose in obese male Zucker fa/fa rats.
Angela Hilmers, Baylor College of Medicine: Demographic, environmental and psychosocial influences on the physical activity of adolescents from diverse ethnic groups: structural equation modeling analysis.
Celia-Garcia-Prieto, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center: Evaluation of a telephone-delivered dietary behavior intervention for ovarian cancer survivors.
Melissa Fuster, Tufts University: Development and application of a diet quality indicator for vulnerable households in El Salvador.
Adrian Chavez, Arizona State University: Beyond 5-a-day: the relationship of fruit and vegetable consumption with nutrient intake adequacy among Mexican Americans
Kimberly Cephas, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana: Effects of fructan source and degree of polymerization on intestinal barrier function and histomorphology characteristics of obese c57bl/6 mice.
Vanessa Iseri (Arias), University of California, Davis: Population dynamics of leukocytes in tissues during immune activation of the chicken immune system by E. coli.
Thanks to the four judges: Dr Grace Marquis (ASN Board of Director, International Nurition Council Chair and Minority Affairs Committee Board Liaison; McGill University), Dr Rafael Perez-Escamilla (Minority Affairs Committee Chair and International Nutrition Council Chair-Elect; University of Connecticut), Dr Domingo Pinero (Minority Affairs Committee Member; New York University), and Dr James Elliott (DSM Nutritional Products). -mm-