Emily Hanselman is the recipient of the Mars, Inc. Predoctoral Fellowship for 2022 from the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) Foundation. This $5,000 award recognizes the excellence of her proposed project, “Behavioral and metabolic measures of oral carbohydrate caloric signals.”
“Congratulations on receiving this prestigious award,” said Keith Dillon, chief engagement officer and vice president, ASN Foundation, American Society for Nutrition. As your research progresses, we hope you will consider submitting your work to an ASN journal for publication.”
Hanselman is a doctoral candidate in the School of Graduate Students, SEBS Graduate Program in Nutritional Sciences. She completed her Bachelor of Science in molecular biology at Grove City College, her Master of Science in human nutrition at Columbia University and obtained her RDN through Montclair State University.
Emily worked for five years as a registered dietitian nutritionist in both inpatient and outpatient settings and became a board-certified specialist in pediatric nutrition. While pursuing her Ph.D. at Rutgers, Hanselman is working in the laboratory of Paul Breslin, professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, where she is studying sweet taste pathways, glucose metabolism and neural signaling underlying eating behavior and reward. She enjoys mentoring undergraduates, especially supporting diversity, equity and inclusion research through the Research in Science and Engineering (RiSE) program at Rutgers.
“ASN has been a valuable resource for me as a graduate student and as an RDN,” said Hanselman. “I am very grateful to ASN for this award and how it will support my academic development and dissertation project.”