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Martha Belury voted chair-elect of Nutritional Sciences Council

beluryFIC member Martha Belury, the Carol S. Kennedy Professor of Human Nutrition, College of Education and Human Ecology, will be chair-elect of the Nutritional Sciences Council of the American Society of Nutrition (ASN) for 2016 through 2018. 

The American Society of Nutrition is a participating society in the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. As the largest nutrition society in the world, its mission is to develop and extend knowledge of nutrition through fundamental, multidisciplinary and clinical research. In addition, the society advocates for nutrition research in the public and private sector.

“The college is proud to have one of our faculty from biomedical nutrition to be elected by her peers to lead the largest council in ASN,” said Dean Cheryl Achterberg, also a professor of human nutrition. “I know Martha will focus the council on developing new collaborative partnerships between ASN and other scientific organizations and industries in nutrition, dietetics and food science.”

The Nutritional Sciences Council represents interests in the areas of basic molecular, animal, human and population research, translational nutrition research and education.