Bentley awarded ASN prize for global health research and teaching

February 29, 2016

Dr. Peggy Bentley

Dr. Peggy Bentley

Margaret (Peggy) Bentley, PhD, has received the American Society for Nutrition’s (ASN) 2016 Kellogg Prize for International Nutrition Research and Lecture.

Bentley, the Carla Smith Chamblee Distinguished Professor of Global Nutrition and associate dean for global health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, will accept the award during the ASN Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting on April 4 in San Francisco.

“We are so proud of Peggy’s tremendous accomplishments in global nutrition – she is a real inspiration to me and to all of us,” said Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, PhD, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor and chair of the Gillings School’s Department of Nutrition. “Her work has spanned four continents; her energy and acumen to identify creative ways to address the very practical issues that compromise nutrition, especially for mothers and their infants, is remarkable.”

The award, sponsored by the Kellogg Company, recognizes a member of ASN’s Global Nutrition Council who is actively engaged in research to benefit populations in non-industrialized countries and active in training new scientists for international nutrition research.


Bentley also was selected recently for the Gillings School’s Bernard G. Greenberg Alumni Endowment Award, presented for excellence in teaching, research and service. She will be recognized at the 48th annual Fred T. Foard Jr. Memorial Lecture on April 14 at 6:30 p.m. at The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education. Read more here.


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

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