Dr. Lindsay Allen, USDA-ARS Director of the Western Human Nutrition Research Center (WHNRC) and Research Professor at UC Davis has been chosen as the 2012 recipient of the E.V. McCollum International Lectureship in Nutrition, awarded by the American Society for Nutrition. This award is given out only every two years. Allen was honored in April at an ANS awards ceremony in San Diego and delivered a keynote lecture at that event. She has also been invited to give a presentation in an international setting of her choosing. Dr. Allen is director of the USDA ARS Western Human Nutrition Research Center. Her research is focused on the prevalence, causes, consequences, and prevention of micronutrient deficiencies including iron, vitamin B-12, zinc, vitamin A, and riboflavin.