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Faculty & Staff Honors

Yale: Pérez-Escamilla Receives Top Nutrition Award from American Society for Nutrition

Yale School of Public Health professor, Dr. Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, has been awarded The Kellogg Prize for Lifetime Achievements in International Nutrition form the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) to honor his lifetime achievements in international nutrition research to benefit populations in non-industrialized countries.

This award recognizes his groundbreaking contributions in the areas of maternal-child nutrition, household food security and early childhood development. During his career he has published over 250 research articles and mentored over 100 graduate students and post-doctoral fellows from all over the world.

He has been a transformative for practice based global health training and education at YSPH and beyond. He has also left a mark through his service in numerous World Health Organization, UNICEF, FAO, The Lancet, and National Academies of Engineering Science and Medicine (NASEM) advisory committees. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering. He will receive this award at the Nutrition 2020 ASN meetings in Seattle in June during a special ceremony and lecture honoring him for his lifetime achievements.

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