Martha Belury, the Carol S. Kennedy Endowed Professor of Human Nutrition in the College of Education and Human Ecology, was elected to a multi-year term on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Nutrition. The role is progressive, making her vice president as of July 1, 2021, then president on July 1, 2022, and past president in 2023.
The society, which has more than 7,700 members, is the preeminent and largest professional organization for nutrition research scientists and clinicians around the world. Founded in 1928, the society brings together the top nutrition researchers, medical practitioners, policymakers and industry leaders to advance our knowledge and application of nutrition.
“The fact that Professor Belury was elected by the society’s membership shows the respect held for her world-renowned research,” said Don Pope-Davis, dean of the college. “She has received multiple recognitions over the years, including the society’s Robert H. Herman Memorial Award for Outstanding Research. She is also an elected Fellow of the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science.”