The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) and the ASN Foundation have selected Lisa M. Troy, Associate Professor of Nutrition, to be the recipient of the ASN Volunteer of the Year Award.
The Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes outstanding contributions to improving, promoting and supporting ASN’s activities and programs and is presented to Troy and her colleagues on the Minority and Diversity Affairs Committee. She will be virtually honored with other ASN award winners for 2020 and 2021, which will take place before and during the NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE event from June 7th to 10th.
“Creating a welcoming culture that encourages diverse people to participate is a personal mission,” says Troy. “Such a culture enhances our individual and collective contributions to science and, most importantly, our public health effects. ASN leads the nutrition community on diversity through discourse and action. It was an honor for me to be part of this effort – to discuss the sensitive issues, generate creative solutions and integrate diversity into the fabric of an international scientific society. “
The ASN is the preeminent professional organization committed to a healthier world through evidence-based nutrition. Founded in 1928, the society brings together researchers, physicians, policy makers and industry leaders around the world to expand knowledge and use of nutrition.
The full list of ASN award winners can be found on the ASN website.