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IU faculty members win National Scientific Achievement Awards



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Two IU faculty members won National Scientific Achievement Awards in early May.

David B. Allison, dean of the School of Public Health, was awarded the American Society for Nutrition Nutritional Sciences Award and Andrew Brown, assistant professor in the School of Public Health, received the Mead Johnson Award, endowed by Mead Johnson Pediatric Nutrition Institute, according to a press release.

Allison’s research has been featured in publications including the New York Times and WISH-TV. His research topics include obesity and nutrition, statistical and research methodology and clinical trials.

Brown’s research includes investigating myths in nutrition and obesity literature and analyzing studies about influences on obesity.

IU professor of practice Robert Burns was also inducted in ASN's Class of 2020 fellows. Burns' research interests are about food policies nationally and globally.

Doctoral student Paola Mattey-Mora was named a Graduate Student Research Award Finalist and a finalist for the Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Award.

The American Society for Nutrition was founded in 2005. The organization’s mission is about advancing education and science focusing on nutrition, according to its website. It produces several academic journals and advocates for nutrition scientists.

“Now, more than ever, we need to remain connected and celebrate the significant achievements in our field,'' ASN president Richard D. Mattes said in a release. “The 2020 ASN award recipients are an esteemed group of scientists whose contributions, mentorship and dedication to advancing nutrition research, education and practice are exemplary and inspiring.” 

Due to COVID-19, the group and other recipients will not be honored in person, but an online service will take place, and recipients will be recognized at next year’s convention.

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