Michelle Cardel, Ph.D., R.D., assistant professor in the Department of Health Outcomes & Policy, was selected as the 2015 recipient of the American Society of Nutrition’s Grand Prize for Young Minority Investigators.
The selection process for this award had several components. First, Cardel was given a travel award to attend Experimental Biology, an annual meeting of more than 14,000 scientists and exhibitors representing six sponsoring societies and multiple guest societies. From those 31 investigators given a travel award, a review committee read the travel awardee abstracts and selected Cardel to be one of five to present her research as an oral presentation at the American Society of Nutrition’s annual conference at Experimental Biology. Cardel gave a 15-minute presentation of her work where judges were able to ask questions.
Her presentation, “Self-concept and obesity in low-income diverse preschoolers,” was selected as the grand prize winner at the Young Minority Investigator Oral Competition in Boston, Mass.
“It was such an honor to have been chosen for this prestigious award,” said Cardel. “The support that the American Society of Nutrition has provided to myself, and other early career investigators has been invaluable. The competition was a wonderful learning experience.”