2016 Award Winners

ACN AWARD
The American College of Nutrition Award recognizes the career accomplishments of senior scientists in the field of nutrition and acknowledges distinguished achievements and contributions to the field. The award dates back more than 30 years and includes some of the most outstanding nutritionists of the 20th century and beyond.   

2016 Winner: Not Awarded
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ACN COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA AWARD SPONSORED BY THE PERRICONE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION 
This award acknowledges a journalist, nutrition professional, author or a well known spokesperson for his/her outstanding media contribution to promote better nutrition.

2016 Winner: Jeffrey S. Bland, PhD, FACN, CNS
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MASTER OF THE ACN AWARD
The Mastership Award of the American College of Nutrition is for ACN Members/Fellows who have demonstrated over an extended period of outstanding service to the ACN and/or have been recognized nationally and internationally for outstanding contributions in the field of nutrition. Only those who are currently active members may be so honored. Recipients are granted the prestigious MACN designation as a Master of the American College of Nutrition.

2016 Winner: John J. Cunningham, PhD, FACN, CNS
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ALEXANDER & MILDRED SEELIG MAGNESIUM AWARD
The Seelig Magnesium Awards recognizes outstanding contributions defining the role of magnesium and micronutrients in nutrition. The award was established by Mildred Seelig after her husband Dr. Alexander Seelig, passed away in 1990. With the loss of Dr. Mildred Seelig, the award was changed to include her name as well.

2016 Winner: Tore Midtvedt, MD, PhD
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CHARLES A. RAGUS AWARD FOR  BEST JACN SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH PAPER AWARD
This award acknowledges an outstanding research paper published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition in the past year. 

2016 Winner: William J. Kraemer, PhD
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GRACE A. GOLDSMITH AWARD
This special award acknowledges a scientist who is under the age of 50 years, for significant achievements in the field of nutrition. 

2016 Winner: Nathan D. Price, PhD
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HUMANITARIAN AWARD  
This special award acknowledges an individual or organization who has worked selflessly and effectively in the broader field of nutrition to benefit humanity.

2016 Winner: GrassrootsHealth
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MARK BIEBER AWARDS
The Bieber Awards are to honor the memory of a special member of the American College of Nutrition, Dr. Mark Bieber. Dr. Bieber received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Michigan State in 1973. After four years as a Postdoctoral Fellow at NIH, he joined Bestfoods (now Unilever Bestfoods), where his responsibilities within the Nutrition Department included reviewing all medical and consumer publicity matters as well as advertising and nutrition labeling information. He was also active in a host of professional organizations, including AHA, IFT and AOCS, as well as the ACN.  In 2001, Mark passed away. He is fondly remembered throughout the nutrition community, where a number of memorials have been established. The ACN gives two awards each year, one for academic accomplishments and one for distinguished accomplishments in nutrition related industry fields.         

    

2016 Academic Accomplishment Winners: David B. Allison, PhD & Ahmed El-Sohemy, PhD
2016 Industry Accomplishments: Not Awarded

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STANLEY WALLACH AWARD
The Stanley Wallach Award honors one of the giants of the American College of Nutrition: Dr. Stanley Wallach. Dr. Wallach’s leadership of the College and contributions to nutritional science have been without peer, and this award was established in his name to honor him. The award goes to a highly esteemed investigator or practitioner of nutritional science who has made significant contributions to the advancement of human understanding of nutrition and its role in health. 

2016 Winner: Merete Eggesbo, MD, PhD
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BEST POSTER AWARDS
This award acknowledges the top three posters presented at the annual meeting. The competition includes the poster as well as an oral presentation of the research by the three finalists.

2016 Best Poster Winners

  • 1st Place: Rema Vazhappilly for Phosphatidylserine Conjugated Docosahexaenoic Acid Enhances Hippocampal Short-Term Synaptic Plasticity and Memory 
  • 2nd Place: Michael Lewis for Indications and Experience Using Hemp-Derived Cannabidiol for Neurologic Indications
  • 3rd Place: Cyrelle R. Fermin for Serum Alanine Transferase Levels and the Metabolic Syndrome in US Adolescents 

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