Current Recipients

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PUBLISHED FIRST AUTHOR AWARD

Valisa E. Hedrick
Virginia Tech
Hedrick et al. Dietary quality changes in response to a sugar-sweetened beverage reduction intervention. Results from the Talking Health randomized controlled clinical trial. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2017;105(4):824-833. 

EMERGING INVESTIGATOR FIRST AUTHOR AWARD

Katie C. Hootman
University of Minnesota
Hootman et al. Erythritol is a pentose-phosphate pathway metabolite and associated with adiposity gain in young adults. Proc Natl Acad Sci. 2017;114(21):E4233-E4240. 

SUGAR ASSOCIATION/RESEARCH DPG PILOT GRANT ($10,000)

Dustin M. Lee
Colorado State University
Project title: Customized probiotics as a novel therapy for obesity-related blood vessel dysfunction.

SUGAR ASSOCIATION/RESEARCH DPG FACULTY PROJECT GRANT ($2,000)

Gabrielle Turner-McGrievy
University of South Carolina
Project title: The plant-based and soul-full study (PASS): Partnerships with local vegetarian soul food restaurants in the community to increase dietary acceptability of a plant-based diet.

SUGARA ASSOCIATION/RESEARCH DPG STUDENT PROJECT GRANT ($1,000)

Katherine Arlinghaus
University of Houston
Project title: Hurricane assessment and recovery and virtual evaluation on youth (HARVEY) student.

RESEARCH DPG STUDENT ABSTRACT AWARD ($500)

Mackenzie J. Ferrante
Colorado State University
Project title: Paving the way for children's vegetable acceptance: Analysis of dark green vegetable content of commercial infant and toddler foods.