Honors and Awards

Carl Keen Named 2023 Fellow of the American Society for Nutrition

Dr. Carl Keen, Professor Emeritus, has been selected by the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) and ASN Foundation as one of 16 individuals who will be inducted into its class of 2023 Fellows. To be inducted as a Fellow of the Society is the highest honor ASN bestows, recognizing individuals for significant discoveries and distinguished careers in the field of nutrition.

Nutritional Biology Doctoral Candidate, Marcela Radtke, has been selected as a finalist for the Grad Slam competition!

She will be competing among the other finalists for monetary prizes and a spot in the UC-wide competition. Come cheer her on for the semi-final round on Thursday, April 6 from 1 - 3 p.m. at the Graduate Center at Walker Hall. 10 Finalists, 3 Minutes Each

Graduate Studies announced the master’s and doctoral students who will compete in the campus Grad Slam, Thursday, April 6. RSVPs are now being accepted (space is limited). Cash prizes will be awarded, and the first-place competitor will advance to the systemwide Grad Slam in May.

Congratulations to the 2022 Graduates in Nutrition Science and Clinical Nutrition!

Congratulations to each and every one of our outstanding 2022 seniors in Nutrition Science and Clinical Nutrition – You have done it!  You completed your BS degree and persevered through the challenges of the COVID pandemic since 2020. You have shown amazing resilience and dedication to your education. The Nutrition department faculty and staff is happy to recognize your accomplishments at UC Davis and we know that you will do amazing and exciting things in your future.

Professor Christine Stewart given ASN award in Global Nutrition

Christine Stewart, MPH, PhD, the Corinne L. Rustici Endowed Chair in Applied Human Nutrition, Professor of Nutrition, and Director of the Institute for Global Nutrition has been awarded the Nevin Scrimshaw Mid-Career Award in Global Nutrition from the American Society for Nutrition. This award is given to a mid-career professional who has done innovative work to advance the field of global nutrition and who has had a sustained record of substantial research, mentoring and training.

Professor Francene Steinberg Wins UC Davis Prize for Teaching, Research

Professor Francene Steinberg, chair of the Department of Nutrition at the University of California, Davis, has been named the winner of this year’s UC Davis Prize for Undergraduate Teaching and Scholarly Achievement. The $55,000 prize, funded through philanthropic gifts managed by the UC Davis Foundation, is among the largest of its kind in the country.

Professor Emeritus Dr. Lindsay Allen Inducted into the USDA ARS Science Hall of Fame

Dr. Lindsay Allen, PhD, was inducted into the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Science Hall of Fame on April 5, 2022. This prestigious honor is reserved for ARS employees whose work has had a significant impact on agricultural research by solving a problem through research and whose accomplishments continue to be internationally recognized by the scientific community. No more than two scientists from ARS are inducted each year. Dr.

Nutrition for Precision Health

Personalized nutrition or precision nutrition aims to develop eating recommendations tailored to the individual, in order to improve overall health. This is not a “one-size-fits-all” approach, but is data driven and based on the many things that make individuals unique. This is a challenging objective and not enough is understood yet about how all these factors interact to influence our lives. Precision nutrition offers amazing opportunities for more insights into the interactions of diet and our personal health.