Michael Georgieff, professor in the Institute of Child Development and the Department of Pediatrics, and director of the Center for Neurobehavioral Development, has been awarded the Samuel J. Fomon Nutrition Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The award has been given out annually by the AAP since 1944 to recognize an individual for outstanding research achievement relating to the nutrition of infants and children.
“Michael is very deserving of this award,” said Megan Gunnar, professor and director of the Institute of Child Development. “He is one of the world’s leading experts in the effects of iron deficiency on neurobehavioral development, particularly with regards to understanding these effects from the molecular to the societal level through a strong developmental lens.”
The award will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Nutrition, held November 8-9, 2014.