Announcing 2012 Grand Prize for Young Minority Investigators
of 2012 ASN MARC Travel Awards, supported by DSM Nutritional Products, are:
Venus Welch-White, Tuskagee University: The impact of selective high fat diets on altered thyroid animal model
Michelle Mosley, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana: Low papaya consumption increases risk for low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in Mexican college applicants
LeeCole Legette, Oregon State University: Xanthohumol lowers body weight and fasting plasma glucose in obese male Zucker fa/fa rats.
Angela Hilmers, Baylor College of Medicine: Demographic, environmental and psychosocial influences on the physical activity of adolescents from diverse ethnic groups: structural equation modeling analysis.
Celia-Garcia-Prieto, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center: Evaluation of a telephone-delivered dietary behavior intervention for ovarian cancer survivors.
Melissa Fuster, Tufts University: Development and application of a diet quality indicator for vulnerable households in El Salvador.
Adrian Chavez, Arizona State University: Beyond 5-a-day: the relationship of fruit and vegetable consumption with nutrient intake adequacy among Mexican Americans
Kimberly Cephas, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana: Effects of fructan source and degree of polymerization on intestinal barrier function and histomorphology characteristics of obese c57bl/6 mice.
Vanessa Iseri (Arias), University of California, Davis: Population dynamics of leukocytes in tissues during immune activation of the chicken immune system by E. coli.
Thanks to the four judges: Dr Grace Marquis (ASN Board of Director, International Nurition Council Chair and Minority Affairs Committee Board Liaison; McGill University), Dr Rafael Perez-Escamilla (Minority Affairs Committee Chair and International Nutrition Council Chair-Elect; University of Connecticut), Dr Domingo Pinero (Minority Affairs Committee Member; New York University), and Dr James Elliott (DSM Nutritional Products). -mm-