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Qiong Chen Wins ASN Emerging Leaders Award

Qiong Chen, UMass Nutrition Department Doctoral Candidate and Nutrition Assessment Laboratory (NAL) member, was awarded first place at the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science Poster Competition, for her poster presentation titled, Higher Diet Quality and Decreased Inflammation in Young Women. Using data from the UMass Vitamin D status study, her research showed that young women who consistently adhere to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (a measure of diet quality) had lower levels of inflammation. The American Society for Nutrition poster competition occurred from April 2-6th 2016 at the San Diego Convention Center, in San Diego, CA.