February 17, 2016

Allen LevineFormer FSCN department head and CFANS dean Allen Levine received the prestigious honor of being named an American Society for Nutrition Fellow, Class of 2016.

Induction as a Fellow of the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) is the highest honor the Society bestows, recognizing individuals for significant discoveries and distinguished careers in the field of nutrition.

“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized by one’s colleagues,” Levine said. “If not for many collaborators, students and laboratory associates I would not have received such an honor. Thank you to all of those colleagues and friends.”

Dr. Levine, who continues to teach in the department, will be honored at the Fellows, 50-year Members and Past Presidents Luncheon on April 3, as part of the ASN Scientific Sessions & Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology in San Diego.

For the past 35 years Dr. Levine’s research focus has been on the neural regulation of food intake, particularly related to the opioid peptides, oxytocin and Neuropeptide Y. He and his colleagues have published extensively on the brain circuitry involved in the rewarding properties of foods.

He has published 300 scientific papers and over 100 review articles, editorials and book reviews. His current career H index is 78 (google scholar). He has received three major awards for his research efforts: one from the American Institute of Nutrition (Mead Johnson Award) one from the American College of Nutrition (Grace A. Goldsmith Award), and one from American Association for the Advancement of Science (Fellow). He is also a fellow in the Obesity Society and the American Psychological Association.