This site uses cookies to store information on your computer. Learn more x


Providing perspectives on recent research into vitamins and nutritionals


Announcing 2014 Grand Prize for Young Minority Investigator

By Michael McBurney

Congratulations to Monique LeMieux for being selected as the 2014 recipient of the ASN Grand Prize for Young Minority Investigators, sponsored by DSM Nutritional Products LLC. Her presentation was entitled “Eicosapentaenoic acid reduces high-fat diet-induced insulin resistance by altering adipose tissue glycolytic and inflammatory function”.  Her advisor at Texas Tech University is Dr Naima Moustaid-Moussa. Monique LeMieux follows in the footsteps of previous winners: 2013 Christine Hutchinson, Iowa State University; 2012 Wanida Lewis, North Carolina State University, and  2011 Maria Carlota Dao, Tufts University.

This year, 15 young scholars were selected for American Society for Nutrition (ASN) Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Travel Awards. In addition to the five mentioned above, the other 10 ASN MARC travel award winners are:  Jessica Alvarez (Emory University), Michelle Cardel (University of Colorado), Kolin Ebron (University of Connecticut), Marcus Elam (Florida State University), Tashara Leak (University of Minnesota, Faith Umoh (University of Michigan), Bryan Wilson (Wake Forest University), Breanne Wright (Purdue University), Jennifer Jones (Emory University), and Melissa Guzman (University of Oklahoma).

Five finalists, including Monique LeMieux, were invited to give oral presentations at the ASN Young Minority Investigator Oral Competition on Saturday. The other 4 winners were:

Jacqueline Bergman, University of California Davis:  ‘Site-specific school wellness committees: a model to support the sustainability of the Shaping Healthy Choices Program’

T. Emmanuelle Torchon, University of Tennessee:  ‘Fasting rapidly increases fatty acid oxidation in white adipose tissue’

Yasmeen Nikrumah-Elie, Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University:  ‘3-methylhistidine and cardiolipin as biomarkers of zinc deficiency’

Shawntawnee Collins, Pennsylvania State University:  ‘Obesity-induced pancreatic tumor growth is accompanied by the accumulation of myeloid-derived suppressor cells and altered metabolic mediators’

The 2013-14 ASN Minority Affairs Committee, chaired by Charlotte Pratt PhD. Based on oral presentations and scientific merit, judges [Kristie Lancaster PhD, RD (New York University), Joann McDermid PhD, RD (Cornell University), Archana McEligot PhD (California State University Fullerton), Domingo Pinero PhD (New York University), Deborah Silverman MS, RD (East j University), Margarita Teran-Garcia MD, PhD (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), and Michael McBurney PhD, FACN (DSM Nutritional Products)] selected the recipient of the 2014 ASN Grand Prize for Minority Investigators Award .

On Tuesday, April 29, the ASN Minority Affairs Committee and DSM Nutritional Products LLC will host the 2014 MARC Travel Awardees Poster Competition and Networking Breakfast (7:00-8:30am) in the San Diego Convention Center, room 33C.  Please come to meet and congratulate all the MARC scholars.

You are signed in as:
fake yeezys June 7, 2017 3:52 PM
This is an awesome motivating article.I am practically satisfied with your great work.You put truly extremely supportive data
0 Replies » Reply
Hey, Here is a best portal for <a href="">Mahjongg titans free online</a> games. You can find here thousands of free tiles game by which you can have lots of fun and can feel relaxed.
0 Replies » Reply
cao linh chi September 13, 2017 10:20 AM
Cửa Hàng Sâm Yến Thịnh Phát xin giới thiệu các loại cao linh chi đặc biệt. Cao linh chi bán tại cửa hàng là sản phẩm của công ty Hàn Quốc.
0 Replies » Reply
Công dụng của nhân sâm đối với sức khỏe con người
Theo Đông y, nhân sâm là dược liệu quý hiếm có vị đắng, không độc, có tác dụng đại bổ nguyên khí, giúp bồi bổ sức khỏe, nâng cao thể lực cho con người. Khoa học phát triển, các nhà nghiên cứu đã tìm ra những công dụng tốt của nhân sâm với cơ thể. Dưới đây là một số công dụng mà nhân sâm mang đến cho cơ thể.
Tăng cường sức khỏe, bồi bổ cơ thể
0 Replies » Reply
Congratulations to Young Minority Investigator, Monique LeMieux for being selected as the ASN Grand Prize for Young Minority Investigators. Her work in this field has secured her a lot of appreciation for her unparallel work in the field.
0 Replies » Reply