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Honors and Awards

2009 Pfizer Visiting Professor in Obesity at the University of Colorado, Denver and presented Endocrine Grand Rounds and Renal Grand Rounds in September, 2009
2006 Professional Award for original research in Human Nutrition from Grupo Bimbo Panamericano. Award presented in Mexico City, March, 2007.
2003 Academic Federation Award for Excellence in Research, Academic Federation Committee on Research, University of California, Davis.
2000 Shih-Chun Wang Award from the American Physiological Society for excellence in physiology research. (Includes $12,000 monetary award for recipient's research program)
1999 Outstanding Investigator Award, American Federation for Medical Research (Western Section). Presented at the Annual meeting in Carmel, CA
1996 New Investigator Award, North American Society for the Study of Obesity
1994 Phi Zeta Honor Society of Veterinary Medicine (Lambda Chapter)
1994 Journal Scholarship Award, Charles Louis Davis Foundation for Advancement of Veterinary and Comparative Pathology for outstanding paper in Veterinary Pathology
1991 Robert Emrie Smith Memorial Research Fellowship for research achievement, Dept of Physiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
1990-1993 Achievement Awards for College Scientists (ARCS) researchy fellowships, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
1990, 1991 New Investigator Travel Awards, European Association for the Study of Diabetes
1990 University of California Regents' Fellowship, Graduate Division, UC Davis
1989-1990 New Investigator Travel Awards, The Endocrine Society
1988-93 NIH Predoctoral Training Fellowship, Dept. of Nutrition, University of California, Davis