Doctoral student Qiong Chen awarded first place in Nutrition Science Poster Competition

University of Massachusetts Nutrition doctoral candidate Qiong Chen

Qiong Chen

April 13, 2016

Qiong Chen, a third year PhD student in the Department of Nutrition, was awarded first place for her poster at the American Society for Nutrition's Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science Poster Competition (Nutritional Epidemiology Research Interest Section) this past month in San Diego, California.

Chen's research, conducted with SPHHS faculty members Dr. Lisa Troy, Dr. Alayne Ronnenberg, and Dr. Elizabeth Bertone ­Johnson, found that young women who followed diets consistent with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans had lower markers of inflammation.

The American Society for Nutrition's poster competititon occurs annually at the Experimental Biology Conference, a multidisciplinary, scientific meeting that encompasses the fields of anatomy, biochemistry and molecular biology, investigative pathology, nutrition, pharmacology, and physiology.

"I am honored to receive this award," says Chen, "I am thankful for all my co-authors' contributions to this study. I couldn't have won this award without their support."