The Canadian Society for Nutritional Sciences recently awarded the 2008 Centrum Foundation New Scientist Award for Outstanding Research to Dr. James House, Professor and Head of the Department of Human Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Human Ecology at the University of Manitoba. The award was presented on May 31, 2009 at the annual scientific meeting in Quebec City.
House has demonstrated significant contributions to nutrition research and the high calibre of his research has enriched knowledge in the nutrition community. His areas of specialization include regulation of the nutrient/bioactive content of eggs, nutritional regulation of sulphur amino acid metabolism and water-soluble vitamin nutrition. In addition to his scientific contributions and collaborations, he is an outstanding educator to both his students and colleagues.
The New Scientist Award was established to recognize outstanding contributions to nutrition research by a member of the Canadian Society for Nutritional Sciences who is within 15 years of completing their Ph.D.
Four out of five of the last award recipients have been from the Department of Human Nutritional Sciences at the University of Manitoba.
"The list of recipients of the Centrum Foundation New Scientist Award reads like a who's who in Canadian nutrition research. It is an honour to have my name included on this list. I am particularly happy to count among the recipients, four other faculty members from the Department of Human Nutritional Sciences. I think this a reflection of the strength of the nutrition research program here at the University of Manitoba, and a testament to the fact that the Canadian nutrition community recognizes this strength," said House.
House has received major awards from the University of Manitoba for his research initiatives that include the Merit Award for outstanding achievement in research and outreach Activities, the Winnipeg Rh Institute Award for outstanding contribution to scholarship and research in the Applied Sciences, and Canadian Society of Animal Science Young Scientist Award.
More information on the Centrum Foundation award and the list of previous winners can be found at www.nutritionalsciences.ca.