The CRN and American Society for Nutrition Foundation (ASNF) Program for Scholars (CAPS) again provided ASN graduate student members with educational scholarships to attend this year’s Science in Session in-person Oct. 11 at the Arizona Biltmore.
Congratulations to this year's winners—seen here with their CRN member company mentors.
CAPS awardee Doreen Larvie with mentor Dr. Sonia Hartunian-Sowa, DSM Nutritional Products; mentor Dr. Yasmeen Nkrumah-Elie, ChromaDex with CAPS awardee Samantha Fessler, Arizona State University; mentor Dr. Casey Vanous, Herbalife Nutrition, with CAPS awardee Samiha Azgar, Cornell University.
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.
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.