May 15, 2012
Nutrition Sciences doctoral student Michelle Cardel  has been chosen as a finalist for the Ethan Sims Young Investigator Award. This selection was based on the scores received from reviewers for her abstract, “Greater consumption of polyunsaturated fatty acids are related to increased lean mass and decreased total and visceral adiposity in a racially diverse sample of children."
The Ethan Sims Young Investigator Award recognizes excellence in research by a young investigator based on the quality of the submitted abstract. A total of five finalists have been selected to present their abstracts at The Obesity Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting, September 20-24, 2012 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.
Each finalist will present their oral abstract during a special Annual Meeting session, which is scheduled for Sunday, September 23, 2012. Each finalist is allotted 15 minutes for their presentation, to include time for questions from the Awards Committee members, as well as from other meeting attendees. The Ethan Sims Award winner will be announced after all five presentations have been reviewed by the members of the Awards Committee.
As a finalist, Michelle is entitled to receive reimbursement for costs associated with her Annual Meeting expenses (travel and housing) up to $1000. The winner of the Ethan Sims Young Investigator Award will receive a check for an additional $1,000.