Two nutrition students in Dr. Rafaela Feresin’s laboratory Georgia State University Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions, Rami S. Najjar and Alivia M. Setka, have been named finalists for the Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science Abstract Recognition Award Program. This American Society for Nutrition (ASN) program recognizes the highest quality research presented by students and young investigators.
Najjar, a Ph.D. nutrition student, was nominated for his work “Raspberry Consumption Increases Cardiac NRF2 Transcriptional Products in Angiotensin II-Infused Rats.” Setka, an undergraduate nutrition science student, was nominated for her work “Evaluation of Polyphenolic and Glucosinolate Content as well as Antioxidant and Free Radical Scavenging Activity of Oven- and Freeze-dried Hydroponic- and Soil-grown Kale-derived Extracts.” The Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science Abstract Recognition Award Program recognize the top 15 percent highest scoring abstracts rated by more than 450 nutrition scientists.
Najjar has also been named a finalist in the ASN Graduate Student Research Award Competition for the same research. He is one of nine finalists chosen from a pool of 212 applicants. Students for this award were evaluated on their research concept, experimental design, data analysis, quality of conclusions drawn and writing skills.
Finalists for both awards will be recognized during NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE, the ASN’s annual scientific event held virtually June 7-10, 2021.
“Through this program, the American Society for Nutrition celebrates the achievements of our rising stars,” stated Lindsay H. Allen, Ph.D., president of ASN. “The Society looks forward to watching their future contributions to advance our understanding of nutrition science and practice.”