Honors and Awards


The following are some of the notable honors and awards received by CHN faculty.

Scott Grundy, M.D., Ph.D.

  • 2002: Council of Nutrition 75th Anniversary Lecture on Physical Activity and Metabolism
  • 2000: American Heart Association Discovery Award
  • 1998: American Society of Clinical Nutrition E.V. McCollum Award
  • 1998: Baylor College of Medicine Distinguished Alumnus
  • 1997: American Heart Association Distinguished Achievement Award

Anil Agarwal, Ph.D.

  • 2007: Member, Editorial Board, Molecular Nutrition and Food Research
  • 2006: Member, Editorial Panel, American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative, and Comparative Physiology
  • 2006: Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • 1990: Abstract to the Endocrine Society; Honored for presentation as a Presidential Selection
  • 1984: CIBA Foundation, UK, CIBA Bursary

Jo Ann Carson, Ph.D., R.D.

  • 2005: Distinguished Dietitian of the Year for Texas
  • 1990: Texas Division of the American Cancer Society Ruby Award for Public Education
  • 1985: Outstanding Young Women in America
  • 1977: Recognized Young Dietitian from Texas

Deborah J. Clegg, Ph.D., R.D.

  • 2003: International Congress of Obesity Young Investigator Award Recipient
  • 2002: SSIB Meeting, Young Investigator Reward Recipient

Jonathan C. Cohen, Ph.D.

  • 1986-1989: Medical Research Council Institute Scholarship

Abhimanyu Garg, M.D.

  • 2003: All India Institute of Medical Sciences Silver Jubilee Oration Award
  • 2001: UT Southwestern Endowed Chair in Human Nutrition Research
  • 2000: Member, American Society for Clinical Investigation
  • 1998: XXXVIII Annual Meeting of the Mexican Society of Endocrinology Keynote Speaker
  • 1991: 8th Japan Diabetes-Lipid Research Seminar Keynote Speaker

Elizabeth Parks, Ph.D.

  • 2002: Penn State Dept. of Nutrition Ruth Pike Lectureship
  • 2001: Dannon Nutrition Leadership Institute
  • 2000: 2000 ILSI Future Nutrition Leadership Award
  • 1999: American Heart Association Fellow

Gloria Lena Vega, Ph.D.

  • 2002: UT Southwestern Distinguished Professorship in Human Nutrition
  • 2013: Robert I. Levy Memorial Award for Lipoprotein Metabolism Research