- May 16, 2021
It is with great pleasure that Sight and Life, along with the American Society for Nutrition Foundation, recognizes Dr. Alison Gernand as the 2021 recipient of the prestigious Nevin Scrimshaw Mid-Career Award in Global Nutrition. Dr. Gernand is one of the nineteen honorees acknowledged this year by the American Society for Nutrition Foundation (ASNF) for her outstanding contributions in the field of nutrition. Her dedication to the topic is shown through extensive research and numerous publications in maternal nutrition and micronutrient deficiencies (in particular, vitamin D), as demonstrated in her 2021 publication: Effect of vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy on mid-to-late gestational blood pressure in a randomized controlled trial in Bangladesh. Congratulations, and we look forward to all that is to come!
Recognizing the exceptional strides made by Dr. Scrimshaw towards the alleviation of hunger and malnutrition, Sight and Life committed in 2017 to match up to $50,000 in contributions from supporters of the ASN Foundation towards the creation of the Inaugural Nevin Scrimshaw Mid-Career Award. In tribute to Dr. Scrimshaw’s contribution to nutrition and recognition of innovative, driven, mid-career nutrition professionals, this annual award celebrates those who make extraordinary strides in advancing the global nutrition field. We at Sight and Life are thrilled to see Dr. Gernand being recognized for her diligence and significant endowment to the nutrition community. Please join in ASN’s Live Online flagship meeting from June 7-10, 2021, where Alison and the 2021 Honoree cohort will be recognized.