The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) recently honored several members of the University of Colorado School of Medicine with awards.
Daniel Bessesen, M.D., professor of medicine, was awarded the Physician Nutrition Specialist Award. The award provides a $30,000 salary stipend to support the educational role of an academic physician who is focusing his/her career in nutrition. The award can be renewed competitively for a second year, contingent on demonstrated progress during the first year and on availability of funds.
Also honored at the ASN's annual meeting in Washington, D.C., in April were:
James O. Hill, professor of pediatrics and medicine, David Kritchevsky Career Achievement Award, presented in recognition of an outstanding career in nutrition.
Robert Eckel, professor of medicine, Robert H. Herman Award, given each year to a clinical investigator whose research work has contributed importantly to the advancement of clinical nutrition, particularly the biochemical and metabolic aspects of human nutrition.
K. Michael Hambidge, professor emeritus of pediatrics, Kellogg Prize in International Nutrition, given to a member of ASN's International Nutrition Council actively engaged in research to benefit populations in nonindustrialized countries, as demonstrated through publications in the scientific literature, and actively engaged in training new scientists for international nutrition research.