Athens, Ga. – Lynn Bailey, head of the foods and nutrition department in the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences, has been named a Fellow of the American Society for Nutrition.
Induction as a Fellow is the highest honor bestowed by ASN and is given annually to a select group of scientists who have had distinguished careers in nutrition.
“We are so proud of Dr. Bailey’s latest honor from the American Society of Nutrition,” said Linda Kirk Fox, dean of the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. “She is a proven researcher who provides excellent vision and guidance for our foods and nutrition department. We celebrate along with her this impressive and well-deserved recognition.”
Bailey’s research and public health policy work, which spans 35 years, has been instrumental in helping establish folate intake requirements for women of childbearing age aimed at reducing the risk of birth defects like spina bifida.
Bailey joined the foods and nutrition department in August 2011 after serving for more than 30 years on the faculty of the department of food science and nutrition at the University of Florida.
“I am deeply honored to be selected as a Fellow of the American Society for Nutrition,” Bailey said. “My acceptance of this prestigious recognition comes with the deepest gratitude to faculty and graduate student colleagues who have been the key to the success of our folate research and public health and outreach programs.”
Bailey will be recognized with the 2014 class of ASN Fellows at a luncheon during the ASN Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology 2014 in San Diego in April.