FACS professor elected president of American Society for Nutrition
Mary Ann Johnson, the Flatt Professor in Foods and Nutrition in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, has been named president of the American Society for Nutrition.
Johnson, who also serves as the associate director of the University of Georgia Institute of Gerontology within the College of Public Health, will serve a one-year term.
Established in 1928, the ASN has more than 6,500 members in 75 countries who work in academia, government, industry and practice.
Among Johnson's key priorities during her presidency are endorsing strategic planning and vision for the future of nutrition science; leading the launch of Nutrition 2018, ASN's new scientific sessions and annual meeting; and advocating for increased research funding for nutrition from government and the private sector.
Johnson joined the college's foods and nutrition department in 1983 and was named the inaugural Flatt Professor in 2008.