2017 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.   


2017 Winner: Thomas Seyfried, PhD
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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.

2017 Winner:  Glenn Sabin
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ALEXANDER & MILDRED SEELIG MAGNESIUM AWARD
The Alexander & Mildred Seelig Magnesium Award 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.

2017 Winner:  Cedric F. Garland, DrPH
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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.

2017 Winner: Gilbert R. Kaats, PhD, FACN
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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.

2017 Winner:  Qiang Tian, MD, 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.


2017 Winner:  The Charlie Foundation for Ketogenic Therapies
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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.   

2017 Academic Accomplishments Winner:  Stephen D. Hursting, PhD, MPH
2017 Industry Accomplishments: Not Awarded
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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.
2017 Winner: 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.

2017 Winner:  Dawn Lemanne, MD, MPH
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BEST POSTER AWARDS
This award acknowledges the top three posters presented at the ACN’s annual conference.

2017 Best Poster Winners

  • First Place: Sharon L. McDonnell for SERUM 25-HYDROXYVITAMIN CONCENTRATIONS =60 NG/ML (150 NMOL/L) ARE ASSOCIATED WITH 80% LOWER BREAST CANCER RISK AMONG OLDER WOMEN: POOLED ANALYSIS OF TWO RANDOMIZED TRIALS AND PROSPECTIVE COHORT STUDY
  • Second Place: Nicoleta de Deugh for MICRONUTRIENT VARIATION BETWEEN FRUIT AND VEGETABLES
  • Third Place: Shawn M. Talbott, PhD, CNS for DEVELOPMENT OF A RAPID, AFFORDABLE, CONSUMER-FOCUSED MICROBIOME TRACKER

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