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ASN Announces Award Lecturers

BETHESDA, Md., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society for Nutrition will host several award lectures during its 2014 Scientific Sessions & Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology, April 26-30, San Diego, CA. These distinguished lectures feature globally renowned nutrition scientists offering insight into their specific disciplines. Media can pre-register for EB 2014 and attend these lectures by emailing media@nutrition.org.

E.V. McCollum Memorial Lecture
Meeting Nutrient Needs during the First 1000 Days: A Global Challenge but a Wise Investment
Featuring Kathryn Dewey, PhD
Distinguished Professor, Department of Nutrition
Director, Program in International and Community Nutrition
University of California, Davis 
Monday, April 28, 1:45-2:45 p.m. 
Dr. Dewey's research area is community and international nutrition, with an emphasis on maternal and child nutrition. 

Kellogg International Prize in Nutrition Lecture
Advancing Knowledge in Global Maternal and Child Nutrition: The Value of Collaboration
Featuring Linda Adair, PhD 
Professor of Nutrition, Division Director, Nutrition Epidemiology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill-Carolina Population Center
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health 
Supported by Kellogg Company 
Monday, April 28, 6:45-8:00 p.m. 
Dr. Adair's main interests are maternal and child nutrition, in particular, the determinants and consequences of infant and early childhood growth patterns, the determinants of obesity in childhood and adolescence, and the developmental origins of chronic disease risk. 

W.O. Atwater Memorial Lecture
Energetics and Obesity: Epistemological, Evidentiary, and Social Challenges in Advancing Knowledge
Featuring David Allison, PhD
Distinguished Professor
Quetelet Endowed Professor of Public Health
Director, Nutrition Obesity Research Center
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Supported by Agricultural Research Service, USDA 
Tuesday, April 29, 12:45-1:45 p.m.
Dr. Allison's research includes the effects of obesity and calorie restriction on longevity and mortality, genetic and environmental influences on obesity, and clinical trial design and analysis. 

Danone International Prize for Nutrition Lecture
Supported by Danone Institute International
Tuesday, April 29, 5:00-6:15 p.m.
[Embargoed until 5:00 pm PT on April 29].

Gilbert A. Leveille Lecture at IFT 14
In addition, ASN partners with the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) to present the Gilbert A. Leveille, PhD Award and Lectureship. In 2014, IFT will host the Leveille Lecture at its Annual Meeting and Food Expo, June 21-24, New Orleans, LA. The recipient is John Erdman, PhD, ASN Fellow. Dr. Erdman is Professor in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

NOTE: PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICERS REPRESENTING THE HOME INSTITUTIONS OF LECTURERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT ASN TO PUBLICIZE THESE HONORS IN INDIVIDUAL RELEASES.

ASN is the authoritative voice on nutrition and publisher of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, The Journal of Nutrition, and Advances in Nutrition. Established in 1928, ASN's more than 5,100 members in more than 80 countries work in academia, practice, government, and industry. ASN advances excellence in nutrition research and practice through its publications, education, public affairs and membership programs. Visit us at www.nutrition.org.

Contact: Suzanne Price
(301) 634-7235
sprice@nutrition.org  

SOURCE American Society for Nutrition

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