Xiang-Dong Wang, Ph.D., and Mario Ferruzzi, Ph.D., were awarded the Mary Swartz Rose Senior Investigator Award and the Mary Swartz Rose Young Investigator Award, respectively, at the American Society for Nutrition’s (ASN) Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting held in conjunction with Experimental Biology 2011 in Washington, D.C.
The awards are jointly presented by ASN and the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the dietary supplement industry’s leading trade association, to recognize outstanding research on the safety and efficacy of bioactive compounds for human health.
“It is truly an honor for CRN to partner with ASN on these annual awards. We’re proud to support scientific researchers as we believe science is the cornerstone of the nutrition industry,” said John Hathcock, Ph.D., senior vice president, scientific and international affairs, CRN.
Dr. Wang, senior scientist and director, Nutrition and Cancer Biology Laboratory, Tufts University, is a recognized leader in the field of nutrition and cancer prevention, particularly with regard to his research on carotenoids/retinoids and their impact on carcinogenesis. Dr. Wang has co-authored numerous published peer-reviewed journal articles about the impact of specific bioactives on certain cancers. He is affiliated with ASN and the American Society of Cancer and Research.
Dr. Ferruzzi, associate professor, food science and nutrition, Purdue University, is recognized for his research on understanding the impact of the food matrix and food processing on phytochemical stability, bioavailability and metabolism. Dr. Ferruzzi serves as a member of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the American Society for Nutritional Sciences (ASNS).
These awards are named in honor of the late Mary Swartz Rose (1874-1941), founder and president of what was then the American Institute of Nutrition (now ASN). The Mary Swartz Rose Senior Investigator Award is given to an investigator with ten years or more of postgraduate training, for outstanding preclinical and/or clinical research on the safety and efficacy of dietary supplements as well as essential nutrients and other bioactive food components that may be distributed as supplements or functional food components. The Mary Swartz Rose Young Investigator Award is based on the same qualifications, but is given to an investigator with ten years or less of postgraduate training.
Made possible by a $50,000 grant from CRN to fund the awards over five consecutive years, this is the fourth year that CRN has presented this award. The 2010 winners for the Senior Investigator and Young Investigator awards were Joel Mason, M.D., and Hong Chen, Ph.D., respectively. For more information about the Mary Swartz Rose awards, visit ASN’s website.
The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), founded in 1973, is a Washington, D.C.based trade association representing dietary supplement manufacturers and ingredient suppliers. In addition to complying with a host of federal and state regulations governing dietary supplements in the areas of manufacturing, marketing, quality control and safety, our 75+ manufacturer and supplier members also agree to adhere to additional voluntary guidelines as well as CRN’s Code of Ethics. Visit www.crnusa.org.