Kohlmeier honored with award for excellence in medical education

April 25, 2013
Dr. Kohlmeier

Dr. Kohlmeier

Martin Kohlmeier, MD, PhD, research professor of nutrition at Gillings School of Global Public Health and at the Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis, N.C., has received the 2013 Roland L. Weinsier Award for Excellence in Medical/Dental Nutrition Education from the American Society for Nutrition.

“This award is presented in recognition of an outstanding career in medical/dental nutrition education, [including] innovations in medical/dental education,” said Teresa A. Davis, PhD, ASN president, and Robert Russell, MD, ASN Foundation president, in making the award announcement.

“Our Society annually grants over $452,068 in scientific awards, student grants, travel awards and honoraria to experts and emerging leaders in nutrition science and practice,” they said. “Congratulations on joining this group of highly regarded scientists and clinicians!”

Kohlmeier was recognized with a monetary award and plaque at an awards ceremony during the ASN Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology 2013.

Kohlmeier is a faculty member and primary investigator in the UNC NRI Nutrigenetics Laboratory, focusing on laboratory diagnostics and nutritional genetics. His research explores how to help individuals safely navigate daily food choices and the potential impact of those choices on cancer risk. He is developing software that uses detailed genetic information to teach consumers about healthy foods.


Gillings School of Global Public Health contact: David Pesci, director of communications, (919) 962-2600 or dpesci@unc.edu.