Meet the 2023 CRN and American Society for Nutrition Foundation (ASNF) Program for Scholars (CAPS) honorees

Pictured here are mentors Angela Mastaloudis, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Brassica Protection Products; Susan Hazels Mitmesser, Ph.D., Vice President, Science & Technology, Pharmavite; honorees Inah Gu, Josephine Dudzik, and Joseph Arballo; and mentors Eric Ciappio, Ph.D., R.D., Strategic Development Manager, Nutrition Science Balchem. 

Hear what the 2023 CAPS awardees have to say about their Science in Session experience:

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PAST WINNERS: Learn the 2022 CAPS awardees and hear about their experiences at Science in Session

CRN is dedicated to supporting the nutrition research community. Americans continue to demonstrate a growing interest in dietary supplements and a proactive stance toward their own self-care.  With three-quarters of Americans taking dietary supplements, CRN recognizes how critically important it is to have continued research on these products and their ingredients and will continue be an advocate on behalf of nutrition science education.  

BACKGROUND: CRN and ASNF Announce New Joint Initiative to Advance Nutrition Education 

The association has provided educational awards for students studying at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University to attend its annual science workshop since 2016. Recipients, selected by the American Society of Nutrition (ASN) based on their academic record and commitment to research, receive funding for travel expenses and a waived registration fee for the scientific symposium, which features experts in nutrition and dietary supplement research. In 2021, CRN partnered with ASNF to establish CAPS.

CRN and ASNF’s Program for Scholars (CAPS)

CRN supports the nutrition research community and enhances awareness of the role dietary supplements play in nutrition through a partnership with ASNF that provides complimentary registrations for the association’s Science in Session event. (Previously named CASP, the program acronym shifted to CAPS to avoid duplication with another ASNF initiative.) Learn about past awardees here: 2019, 2021, 2022.

The program selects winners based on their academic record and commitment to research.

Stakeholders can commit a contribution via this form to help send select ASN student members to a future Science in Session event.

Contact CRN’s Haiuyen Nguyen with questions.

Mary Swartz Rose Awards

Additionally, since 2008, CRN has provided ASN with annual education awards for nutrition researchers through the Mary Swartz Rose Awards, which are presented to a senior and a junior investigator in the field of essential nutrients and bioactive food components. 

For educational offerings for industry, see our Events and Education feed