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The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) offers the Physician Nutrition Specialist Award to provide a salary stipend to support the educational role of an academic physician who is focusing his or her career in nutrition.

The candidate must

  • have a leadership role in developing, sustaining, and strengthening nutrition education programs for medical students, residents, and practicing physicians in her or his institution;
  • commit at least 50 percent of her or his time and effort to academic nutrition programs including clinical and educational activities;
  • have a full-time faculty appointment in a primary care clinical department with the rank of assistant professor or above at an accredited school of medicine in the United States, its territories, or its possessions;
  • receive at least $10,000 matching salary funds from the dean of his or her school of medicine per year of the award and a commitment to maintain the nutrition education program at the same or greater level of support for a minimum period that matches the duration of the award;
  • be a member of ASN (or be eligible for membership and have submitted an application) and commit to being an active participant in ASN's annual nutrition education forum;
  • be board eligible in nutrition (American Board of Nutrition); and
  • not be the recipient of a Nutrition Academic Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), NHLBI Division.

Because MU is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 pm Friday, January 18, 2008. Letters of intent should be limited to a 2-page biographical sketch of the applicant and a 1-page description of 1) how this award would affect current and future nutrition education activities, and 2) plans to apply this education to the clinical setting.


The award provides a $30,000 salary stipend for July 1, 2008, to June 30, 2009. Renewal of the award for the second year is possible based on progress during the first year and availability of funds.

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, January 18, 2008

Sponsor Deadlines:

February 1, 2008

URL for more information:

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in health sciences. Please forward it to faculty members who may be interested.

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