McNeese Graduate Named Distinguished Scientist
A McNeese State University graduate and registered dietitian, Dr. Anna Salvador, of College Station, Texas, was recently awarded the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Salvador earned her bachelor’s degree from McNeese in 2016 in the area of nutrition and dietetics and her doctorate in nutrition from Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in 2021. From 2021 to the present, she has been a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Medicine at the Texas A&M School of Medicine. She also works as a registered dietitian for Aramark Healthcare assigned to Baylor Scott and White Medical Center in College Station.
The Distinguished Scientist Award honors a Texas dietitian who has made outstanding and significant contributions to research in the field of dietetics, nutrition, food science or related sciences. According to the criteria, the nature of the research should be basic or applied, must be of recent origin and conducted in Texas. Award recipients will be recognized at the Texas Academy Annual Conference and Exhibition.
“I am very honored to have received this award and grateful for the open-minded and forward-thinking mentors I have had the pleasure of working with at both McNeese State University and Texas A&M University,” Salvador said. “These individuals empowered me to take an atypical path forward to complete my graduate work and become a registered dietitian concurrently. I believe this has made all the difference in both my research and clinical practice.”
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