Pennington Biomedical Research Presented at NUTRITION 2024 in Chicago

June 29, 2024 · Baton Rouge, LA

NUTRITION 2024, the annual flagship meeting of the American Society of Nutrition, is taking place June 29-July 2 in Chicago, and a number of research findings from the Pennington Biomedical Research Center will be presented during the conference.

NUTRITION 2024 is one of the country’s top nutrition meetings featuring scientific symposia and educational sessions, original research studies presented in oral and poster sessions and flash talks. In addition, award lectures delivered by distinguished leaders; professional and career development opportunities; special sessions and events planned by ASN’s vibrant scientific communities known as Groups Engaging Members; Opportunities to network and engage with members of the nutrition community from around the globe; and access to the latest technology, services, and products related to health and nutrition are presented during the event.

“The American Society of Nutrition the pre-eminent professional organization for nutrition researchers and clinicians, and it is fitting that Pennington Biomedical be well represented at the annual meeting,” said Dr. John Kirwan, Pennington Biomedical Executive Director. “More than 1,600 original research studies will be presented at this year’s event with many of those directly involving researchers from Pennington Biomedical or our collaborators around the world.”

Leading researchers, practitioners, global and public health professionals, policymakers, advocacy leaders, industry professionals, or anyone working to advance nutrition science and its practical application will be in attendance. NUTRITION 2024 also is a “must attend” event for rising leaders in the field, such as postdoctoral fellows and undergraduate, graduate, and medical students.

During the meeting, the following researchers from Pennington Biomedical will present:

  • Dr. Candice Myers, Assistant Professor, as a presenting author on “Contributions of Food Insecurity in Adulthood to Nutrition and Health Disparities”
  • Dr. Stephen Hennigar, Assistant Professor, as session chair for “Micronutrients Supplementation and Human Health”
  • Dr. Hanim Diktas, Postdoctoral Researcher in Dr. Corby Martin’s laboratory, as a presenting author on “Innovative Nutrition Education Interventions Across Populations”
  • Dr. David Barney, Postdoctoral Researcher in Dr. Hennigar’s laboratory, as session chair “Vitamins and Minerals” poster theater flash session
  • Dr. Barney as session chair for “Vitamins and Minerals” GEM forum
  • Dr. Barney as a presenting author on “Dietary Manipulation to Support Exercise Performance” poster theater flash session
  • Dr. Terrence Riley, Postdoctoral Researcher in Dr. Claire Berryman’s laboratory, as a presenting author on “Dietary Associations with Gut Microbial Community and Metabolic Changes” poster theater flash session

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About the Pennington Biomedical Research Center

The Pennington Biomedical Research Center is at the forefront of medical discovery as it relates to understanding the triggers of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and dementia. The Center conducts basic, clinical, and population research, and is a campus of the LSU System. The research enterprise at Pennington Biomedical includes over 530 employees within a network of 44 clinics and research laboratories, and 13 highly specialized core service facilities. Its scientists and physician/scientists are supported by research trainees, lab technicians, nurses, dietitians, and other support personnel. Pennington Biomedical is a state-of-the-art research facility on a 222-acre campus in Baton Rouge. For more information, see

Pennington Biomedical Research Center
6400 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70808