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American Society for Nutrition Annual Meeting Update

By Michael McBurney

Experimental Biology 2014 (EB2014) starts today in San Diego, CA with pre-meeting workshops. Six professional societies: anatomy, physiology, biochemistry & molecular biology, pathology, pharmacology & experimental therapeutics and of course, nutrition. The meeting will host nearly 14,000 scientists and exhibitors. The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) will hold its annual meeting bringing together many of its ~4,000 members from around the globe.

DSM Nutritional Products is proud to continue its support of the ASN Minority Affairs Committee. The committee enhances the participation of scientists from minority groups. This year, 15 young scholars were selected for ASN MARC Travel Awards. After a review by a scientific jury, 5 finalists were chosen to give oral presentations at the ASN Young Minority Investigator Oral Competition, 12:30-2:00pm PST, Saturday, April 26 in room 29AB of the San Diego Convention Center. They are (drum roll), in no apparent order (other than alphabetic by first name):

Jacqueline  Bergman, University of California Davis

Monique LeMieux, Texas Tech University

Shawntawnee Collins, Pennsylvania State University

T Emmanuelle Torchon, University of Tennessee

Yasmeen Nkrumah-Elie, Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University

On Sunday night, at the ASN Awards Ceremony, President Dr Gordon L Jensen, Pennsylvania State University, will award the 2014 Grand Prize for Minority Investigators, supported by DSM Nutritional Products LLC, to one of these 5 individuals. Watch for updates on Monday, April 28!

Watch for EB2014 meeting updates on the ASN Blog. For those on twitter, follow #BIO. You may also want to watch #EB14 and #EB2014. David Despain (@daviddespain), Colby Vorland (@nutsci) and Debbie Fetter (@DebFets) will be officially blogging for ASN. Watch for more live tweeting from ASN (@nutritionorg), Michael McBurney (@MIMcBurney), and  of course, @DSMNutrition.

Prepare to get "twitterpated" with nutrition!