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USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine

 
   

   
 

2000 Faculty Awards & Recognition

Steven A. Abrams, M.D.

  • Appointed. Member, External Advisory Committee for NIH-funded Children's Nutrition Research Unit at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, 2000-2003.
  • Awarded the Centrum Center for Nutrition Science Award, by the American Society for Nutritional Sciences, at the Experimental Biology 2000 meeting in San Diego, California, April 16, 2000.

Tom Baranowski, Ph.D.

  • Appointed. Member, Editorial Board, Ethnicity & Disease.
  • Appointed. Consulting Editor, Annals of Behavioral Medicine.
  • Appointed. Associate Editor, Public Health Nutrition.
  • Appointed. Member, National Advisory Committee to the Center for Nutrition Research of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • Appointed. Member, Committee on Dietary Risk Assessment in the WIC Program, Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences.

Dennis M. Bier, M.D.

  • Appointed. Advisory Board, Child magazine.
  • Appointed. Scientific Advisory Committee, International Council for Research into the Fetal Origins of Adult Disease.
  • Appointed Member, Food Advisory Committee, Food and Drug Administration.

Douglas G. Burrin, Ph.D.

  • Appointed. USDA-NRI Animal Growth, Development and Nutrient Utilization review panel.
  • Appointed. Editorial Board, Journal of Animal Science.
  • Appointed. Growth Symposium Organizing Committee, American Society of Animal Sciences.

Nancy F. Butte, Ph.D.

  • Elected. Treasurer-elect, American Society of Clinical Nutrition.
  • Elected. Member, Executive Committee, International Society for Research on Human Milk and Lactation.
  • Appointed. Member, Panel on Dietary Reference Intakes for Macronutrients, Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine.
  • Appointed. Member, Steering Committee and Advisory Group, International Dietary Energy Consultancy Group.
  • Elected. Chair, Human Milk and Lactation Research Interest Section of American Society for Nutritional Sciences.
  • Elected. Member, Steering Committee, Energy and Macronutrient Metabolism Research Interest Section of American Society for Nutritional Sciences.

Austin J. Cooney, Ph.D.

  • Awarded. Marc Dresden Excellence in Graduate Education Award

Teresa Davis, Ph.D.

  • Elected. Chairman, Energy and Macronutrient Metabolism Research Interest Section, American Society for Nutritional Sciences.
  • Reappointed. Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Nutrition.
  • Appointed. Chairman, Prevention of Sarcopenia during Aging, Energy and Macronutrient Metabolism Research Interest Section Lectures, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, 2000.
  • Appointed. Special Reviewer, National Science Foundation, 2000.
  • Appointed. Special Reviewer, USDA National Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program, 2000.
  • Appointed. Special Reviewer, American Diabetes Association 60th Scientific Sessions, 2000.

Marta Fiorotto, Ph.D.

  • Awarded. James A. Shannon Director's Award, NIH/NIAMS

Jennifer Orlet Fisher, Ph.D.

  • Honored. Finalist, Ethan Simms Young Investigator Award, North American Association for the Study of Obesity Annual Meeting

Morey W. Haymond, M.D.

  • Appointed. NIH K30 Grant Review- Special Emphasis Panel, Washington, D.C.
  • Appointed. Member, 61st Scientific Sessions Planning Committee, American Diabetes Association, Chicago, Illinois.

Peter M. Haney, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Elected. Member, Society for Pediatric Research.
  • Appointed. Member, Board of Trustees, Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart, Houston, Texas.

William C. Heird, M.D.

  • Appointed. Member, International Infant Food Manufacturers Association Advisory Committee on Child Health and Nutrition.
  • Reappointed. Member, March of Dimes Task Force for Nutrition and Optimal Human Development.

Farook Jahoor, Ph.D.

  • Reappointed. Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Nutrition.

Gerard Karsenty, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Awarded. The 2000-2001 Michael E. DeBakey Excellence in Research Award. Dr. Karsenty was one of five Baylor College of Medicine faculty members who were nominated and selected for having made particularly significant, published scientific contributions to clinical or basic biomedical research during the three previous years. Dr. Karsenty was recognized specifically with regard to his research on bone formation.

Karen L. Konzelmann, M.S., C.H.E.S.

  • Awarded. Certificate of Merit, for superior performance rating, Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, USDA.
  • Awarded. Certificate of Appreciation, in recognition of outstanding performance and consistent excellence, teamwork, and for promoting diversity.

Carlos Lifschitz, M.D.

  • Elected. Member, Council of the North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition.

Kathleen J. Motil, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Appointed. Chair, Institutional Review Board for Baylor College of Medicine and its Affiliated Hospitals.

Theresa A. Nicklas, Dr. P.H., L.N.

  • Appointed. Ad Hoc Reviewer, Social Sciences, Nursing, Epidemiology and Methods (SNEM-1) Study Section, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 2000.

Pamela M. J. O'Connor, M.D.

  • Awarded. The Young Investigator Award 2000, presented by the American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Perinatal Pediatrics.

Richard J. Schanler, M.D.

  • Elected. Member, American Pediatric Society.
  • Elected. President, The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.
  • Elected. President, The International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation.
  • Appointed. Member, Executive Committee, Provisional Section on Breastfeeding, American Academy of Pediatrics.

Robert J. Shulman, M.D.

  • Appointed. Member, Effect of Nutrition and Environment on Growth and Development Working Group for the 1st World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, 1999-2000.
  • Appointed. Member, Subboard in Pediatric Gastroenterology, 2000-2006.
  • Appointed. Associate Member, American Board of Pediatrics, 2000 - 2003.
  • Appointed. Nominating Committee, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 2000.
  • Appointed. Member, Professional Education Scanning Group, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 2000.
  • Appointed. Member, Children's Nutrition Research Center Postdoctoral Task Force Committee, 2000.

Chanda Simpson, M.D.

  • Awarded. Best Abstract Platform Presentation ("Early Introduction to Oral Feeding: Its Implications in the Management of Preterm Infants"), at the Ninth Annual Dysphagia Research Society meeting, Savannah, Georgia, October 27, 2000.

William W. Wong, Ph.D.

  • Appointed. Member, Eating Disorders/Obesity/Prevention Nutrition Council, American College of Nutrition (2000).
  • Appointed. Member, National Institute of Diabetes Digestive and Kidney Diseases Special Emphasis Panel, to review Obesity Nutrition Research Center applications.

New Faculty

Orla M. Conneely, Ph.D.
Professor
Children's Nutrition Research Center
Continuing Appointment: Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology,
Baylor College of Medicine

Austin J. Cooney, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Children's Nutrition Research Center
Continuing Appointment: Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology,
Baylor College of Medicine

Debby K. Demory-Luce, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.
Instructor
Children's Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics,
Baylor College of Medicine

Jennifer Orlet Fisher, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Children's Nutrition Research Center
Prior Appointment: Research Associate,
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania

Heidi E. Karpen, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Children's Nutrition Research Center
Continuing Appointment: Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics,
Section of Neonatology, Baylor College of Medicine

Gerard Karsenty, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Children's Nutrition Research Center
Continuing Appointment: Professor, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics,
Baylor College of Medicine

David D. Moore, Ph.D.
Professor
Children's Nutrition Research Center
Continuing Appointment: Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology,
Baylor College of Medicine

Jeffrey M. Rosen, Ph.D.
Professor
Children's Nutrition Research Center
Continuing Appointment: Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology,
Baylor College of Medicine

Hemanta K. Sarkar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Children's Nutrition Research Center
Continuing Appointment: Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics,
Baylor College of Medicine

Robert J. Schwartz, Ph.D.
Professor
Children's Nutrition Research Center
Continuing Appointment: Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology,
Baylor College of Medicine

C. Wayne Smith, M.D.
Professor
Children's Nutrition Research Center
Continuing Appointment: Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Leukocyte Biology,
Baylor College of Medicine

Ignatia B. Van den Veyver, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Children's Nutrition Research Center
Continuing Appointment: Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and of Reproductive Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine
Continuing Appointment: Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics,
Baylor College of Medicine


Post Doctoral Fellows

Candace L. Ayers, Ph.D. Carolanne M. Nelson, Ph.D.
Sharon Bonnette, Ph.D. Pamela M. J. O'Connor, M.D.
Jill A. Bush, Ph.D. Jon K. Pittman, Ph.D.
Ning-Hui Cheng, Ph.D. Pamela T. Price, Ph.D.
James DeMar, Jr., Ph.D. Marvin E. G. Reid, M.D., Ph.D.
Danielle R. Ellis, Ph.D. Areih Riskin, M.D.
Camellia C. Fituch, M.D. Ryosei Sakai, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Neil R. Gibson, Ph.D Carlos Scheel, M.D.
Ian Griffin, M.B., Ch.B. Rajagopal V. Sekhar, M.D.
Jen-Fu Hsu, M.D. Toshiro Shigaki, Ph.D.
Ruhong Jiang, Ph.D. Chanda R. Simpson, M.D.
Wikrom Karnsakul, M.D. Agus Suryawan, Ph.D.
Sandra C. Kim, M.D. Stelios Tigas, M.D.
Susan M. Krisinki-Majka, Ph.D. Johannes B. van Goudoever, M.D., Ph.D.
Alexandre Lapillonne, M.D., Ph.D. Hong Li Wang, Ph.D.
Ana Flor Lopez-Millan, Ph.D.  



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