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MSI Awards

Recognizing researchers who advance the understanding of the health benefits of culinary spices and herbs

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MSI Leadership

MSI is guided by a scientific advisory council of internationally-renowned scientists and health professionals.

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Scientific Overviews of Spices and Herbs

Published reviews of scientific research on spices and herbs including potential health benefits

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About MSI

The McCormick Science Institute is a research-driven organization whose mission is to support scientific research and disseminate information on the health benefits of culinary herbs and spices.

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American Society for Nutrition (ASN) Award Winners

Congratulations to two of MSI's Scientific Advisory Council Members on their recent awards:

  • Barbara J. Rolls, PhD, received the ASN Foundation Mentorship Award given for outstanding mentorship in the development of successful nutrition science investigators.
  • Barbara O. Schneeman, PhD, received the Conrad A. Elvehjem Award for Public Service in Nutrition given in recognition of specific and distinguished service to the public through the science of nutrition

And also to Zhaoping Li, MD, PhD for being this year's recipient of the McCormick Science Institute Research Award.  This award is presented to an investigator conducting clinical, translational, in vitro, and/or ex vivo research, whose scientific contributions have advanced the understanding of the potential health benefits of culinary herbs and spices.

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