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Awards for 2014

 

  • Kathleen Keller, Roy C. Buck Faculty Award (CoAS).
  • Luke LaBorde, “Lester Earl and Veronica Casida Career Development Professorship for Food Safety”.
  • Josh Lambert recognized by Thomson Reuters as one of the world’s most influential minds in the Agricultural Sciences category.
  • Penn State Food Science College bowl team captained by Latha Murugesan and including Jared Smith, Ken Vogel and Tim Yeung went undefeated IFTSA College Bowl competition, 2014 National Champions.
  • Josh Scheinberg,  first place in the IFT Food Microbiology Division Poster competition.
  • IFT inaugurated the Manfred Kroger Outstanding Reviewer Award for IFT Scientific Journals.
  • Ling Tao, the winner of the first Department of Food Science Best Paper Award.
  • Kara Dunmire, a sophomore majoring in Food Science, recipient of Farm Show Foundation scholarship.
  • Laura Markham, first place in the graduate student presentation competition at the Potato Association of America conference.
  • Steve Bookbinder and James Greenawalt, Eastern Meat Packers Association Scholarships.
  • Dr. Toral Zaveri, Third place in the 7th Annual Postdoc Research Exhibition Faculty PIs: Dr. John Hayes and Dr. Greg Ziegler. Title of the poster: Firmness perception influences women's preferences for vaginal suppositories.
  • Stephen Knabel, 25 Years of Service Award to the Penn State University.
  • Ryan Elias promoted to the rank of Associate Professor.
  • Steven Bookbinder and Michelle Putnam (2014-2015 Keystone IFT Scholarship).
  • Steven Bookbinder (2014 Food Industry Group (FIG) Undergraduate Student Leadership Award).
  • Nadia Byrnes (2014 Food Industry Group (FIG) Graduate Student Leadership Award).
  •  Callita Miller, Thomas Pastor, Kathryn Higgins, Alissa Allen, and Joshua Scheinberg (2014-2015  IFT Feeding Tomorrow Scholarship Recipients).
  • Simon Itle, National Dairy Promotion and Research Board Scholarship.
  • Thomas Dimick (25-year Service Award from CoAS).
  • Kerry Kaylegian, recipient of the Marie Kelso Award from PMCA.
  • Fall 2014 College of Agricultural Sciences Competitive Grant Award Program winners, Vaishnavi Chandrasekar (Chitosan Films Containing Nisin for Food Packaging Applications), Michael DiMarzio (Hijacking host metabolism with lactobacillus--applications for controlling obesity and improving growth in food animals), Shannon Glisan (Effects of Cranberry Extract on Gut Permeability, Ecology, and Inflammation), Karma James (The effect of (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) on mitochondrial function and the impact of obesity in mouse primary hepatocytes), Marlena Sheridan (Investigating Acetaldehyde-Induced Condensation of Wine Tannins and Anthocyanins), Charlene Van Buiten (Physicochemical Modification and Sequestration of an Immunodominant Gliadin Peptide by Dietary Polyphenols), Gal Kreitman (Investigating Copper Fining as a Strategy for Eliminating Undesirable Aromas in Wine).