The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) and the ASN Foundation have selected Lisa M. Troy, associate professor of nutrition, as a recipient of its ASN Volunteer of the Year Award.
The Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes outstanding contributions to enhance, promote and support the activities and programs of ASN, and is being presented to Troy and her colleagues on the Minority and Diversity Affairs Committee. She will be honored virtually with other 2020 and 2021 ASN award winners leading up to and during the NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE event being held June 7-10.
“Creating a welcoming culture that encourages participation by diverse individuals is a personal mission,” says Troy. “Such a culture enhances our individual and collective contributions to science, and importantly, impact in public health. ASN is leading the way in the nutrition community on diversity through discourse and action. It’s been an honor to be part of that effort – discussing the thorny issues, generating creative solutions, and integrating diversity into the fabric of an international scientific society.”
The ASN is the preeminent professional organization dedicated to a healthier world through evidence-based nutrition. Founded in 1928, the society brings together researchers, medical practitioners, policy makers and industry leaders around the globe to broaden knowledge and application of nutrition.