Dr. Aline Andres Receives 2020 Fiser Research Achievement Award
At the 2020 Arkansas Children’s One Team Awards banquet on February 6, Aline Andres, PhD, RD, received the Dr. Robert H. Fiser, Jr., Research Achievement Award. The award was created to honor the accomplishments of an Arkansas Children’s Research Institute research scientist who has distinguished himself or herself through extraordinary scientific research that will have lasting impact on the health, development, and well-being of children and their families.
Dr. Andres is an Associate Professor in the Section of Developmental Nutrition of the UAMS Department of Pediatrics and the Associate Director for Clinical Research at the Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center (ACNC). At the ACNC, she also leads the Clinical Research Core and directs the Clinical Nutrition Lab. Dr. Andres joined the ACNC in 2007 as a Postdoctoral Fellow before being appointed to the faculty in 2008. Her research program is dedicated to examining the effects of prenatal and postnatal nutrition on anthropometrics, body composition, metabolism, and physical activity of infants and children. The main focus of her research is investigating how nutrition can influence child’s growth and development during a very critical period, the first 1,000 days of life, which includes the prenatal and postnatal periods. Dr. Andres’ laboratory collaborates with multiple other laboratories at ACNC and other institutions to tackle these complex questions using multi-disciplinary approaches. Her research funding includes awards from NIH and USDA-ARS.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Andres on receiving the Fiser Research Achievement Award.