Investing in the Future
ILSI North America honors and encourages leadership in the nutrition and food safety fields via five awards.
The ILSI North America Future Leader Award, given annually to promising nutrition and food scientists, allows new investigators the opportunity to add to an existing project or to conduct exploratory research that might not receive funding from other sources or add to an existing project. Consideration will be given to individuals proposing research in the areas of experimental nutrition, nutrition and toxicology, and nutrition and food science. Grants extend for a period of 2 years at a funding level of $15,000 USD per year. Funds may not be used for overhead or to support the investigator's salary.
We are not currently accepting applications for the Future Leader Award as the program has been indefinitely suspended.
Future Leader Award Recipients:
University of Alabama at Birmingham
"Nutrition-toxicity interactions in Daphnia pulex, developing an alternative model organism for early life exposures"
"Forging an understanding of the double-edged iron sword and immunity"
The Babcock-Hart Award is given to an individual who has made distinguished contributions to food technology resulting in improved public health through some aspect of nutrition or development of more nutritious foods. The winner receives a check for $3,000 USD, which is presented at the annual meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists (www.ift.org). For more information, please contact Char Myers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mary Swartz Rose Memorial Graduate Award is given to a promising graduate student working toward a doctorate in dietetics. Although ILSI North America provides the funding ($2,500 USD), the award is administered by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (www.eatright.org). For more information, please contact Char Myers at email@example.com.
Dr. Raza Shaikh, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Jessica Soldavini, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Zeynep Madad-Erdogan, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Giuliana Noratto, Washington State University
YuanYuan Li, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Hang Xiao, University of Massachusetts – Amherst
Katie Smith, Iowa State University, Ames
J. Thomas Brenna, PhD, Cornell University
Richard Eisenstein, PhD, University of Wisconsin
Nikhil Dhurandhar, PhD, Texas Tech University
Patrick Stover, PhD, Cornell University
Robert Chapkin, PhD, Texas A&M University
Margherita Cantorna, PhD Pennsylvania State University
The Movers and Shakers Award is given to ILSI North America members who consistently play key roles in bringing programs and projects of the organization to completion. Members receive a plaque and recognition at the ILSI North America Annual Meeting. For more information, please contact Char Myers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jason Hlywka, PhD, The Kraft Heinz Company
Patricia Williamson, PhD, Cargill
Nancy Bontempo, PhD, Mondelēz
Stephen Crozier, PhD, The Hershey Company
Danielle Greenberg, PhD, PepsiCo, Inc.
Anne Birkett, PhD, Kellogg
Mark Moorman, PhD, Kellogg
Paul Hanlon, PhD, Abbott Nutrition
Kristin Rubin, PhD, Kraft Heinz Company
Sharon Weiss, ILSI North America
Dan Skyrpec, PhD, Mondelēz International
Jean Anderson, PhD, General Mills Inc.
Doug Balentine, PhD, Unilever
Doris Tancredi, PhD, Mondelēz
Margaret Leahy, PhD, The Coca-Cola Company
Les Smoot, Nestlé USA