Rockville, MD (September 24, 2021) – The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) congratulates Catherine Woteki, PhD on her appointment to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). This week President Biden announced his appointment of thirty accomplished leaders who will make scientific, technology and innovation policy recommendations to the President and the White House addressing national challenges and opportunities. This appointment is one of many accomplishments recognizing Dr. Woteki’s scientific expertise and contributions to the field of nutrition, agriculture and health policy.
“Nutrition stands at the intersection of science, health and agriculture as a key aspect of a better future for all Americans and the world. I applaud the selection of Dr. Woteki, whose knowledge and experience greatly add to the representative breadth and diversity of the PCAST,” said ASN President, Paul Coates, PhD. “She will bring an important perspective to the group as they take a new look at the challenges and opportunities before us.”
Dr. Woteki is a 35-year member of ASN. In 2013, she was named a Fellow of ASN, the highest honor the Society bestows on its members. She currently serves as Chair of the ASN Foundation. She is a Visiting Distinguished Institute Professor in the Biocomplexity Institute at The University of Virginia and Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University. She has served in key positions in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the White House Office of Science Policy, Iowa State University, and Mars, Inc.
PCAST began in 1957 and is a group of 30 U.S. Presidential appointees who are some of the nation’s most accomplished leaders in science and technology. This PCAST has been noted as the most diverse in history, with half of the members being women, and one third of the members being people of color and immigrants.
About the American Society for Nutrition (ASN)
ASN is the authoritative voice on nutrition and publisher of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, The Journal of Nutrition, Advances in Nutrition and Current Developments in Nutrition. Established in 1928, ASN’s 7,000 members in 100 countries work in academia, clinical practice, government and industry. ASN advances excellence in nutrition research and practice through its publications, education, public affairs and membership programs, and annual Nutrition meeting, reaching over 36 million individuals annually. Visit us at www.nutrition.org.
About the ASN Foundation (ASNF)
The ASN Foundation (ASNF) complements and enhances ASN priorities and activities through the dissemination and application of nutrition science and education to improve public health and clinical practice worldwide, and advancing the Society’s role as a global leader in nutrition, health, and wellness. The ASNF’s broad portfolio of activities includes education, awards and scholarships, as well as recognition of lifetime achievement through our renowned Fellows program. The ASNF also raises funds to turn current challenges facing the field into opportunities that support the future.