Carl Keen: McCormick Science Institute Research Award
Professor Carl Keen of the Department of Nutrition has been selected to receive the 2014 McCormick Science Institute Research Award in recognition of research contributions that have advanced the understanding of the potential health benefits of culinary herbs and spices. Keen will receive the award from the American Society for Nutrition at the society’s annual meeting later this month in San Diego. His research program includes studies of the influence of diet on age-related chronic disease, especially vascular disease. Keen and his lab colleagues are particularly interested in potential benefits for cardiovascular health of diets that are rich in plant foods.