Awards and honors

Kozisek named to Board of Directors

The National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP), the nationwide organization focused exclusively on procurement in higher education, today announced the election of Kelly Kozisek, Chief Procurement Officer, Oregon State University, to their Board of Directors, effective April 10. Kozisek will serve as 2nd Vice President, a one-year position that ascends to 1st Vice President and thereafter to President.

Kozisek has a degree in Business Administration from Western Oregon University. She has worked on NAEP’s Membership Committee and currently serves on the Membership Committee of the Oregon Public Procurement Association.

Traber honored for nutrition work

Maret G. Traber, the Helen P. Rumbel Professor for Micronutrient Research in the Linus Pauling Institute (LPI) and professor in the School of Biological & Population Health Sciences at Oregon State University, is the recipient of the 2013 Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Nutritional Sciences Award of the American Society for Nutrition (ASN).

Maret Traber of the Linus Pauling Institute has received the 2013 Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Nutritional Sciences Award of the American Society for Nutrition (ASN).

Maret Traber of the Linus Pauling Institute has received the 2013 Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Nutritional Sciences Award of the American Society for Nutrition (ASN).

Traber is one of the world’s leading experts on vitamin E. “Her pioneering studies caused a paradigm shift in our understanding of the mechanisms regulating vitamin E bioavailability and metabolism in humans,” said Balz Frei, director and endowed chair, LPI.

Traber was the first to use stable-isotope labeled vitamin E in humans. “She recognizes unsolved problems in vitamin E pathophysiology and applies novel strategies to resolve these problems,” said colleague Emily Ho of the School of Biological and Population Sciences and LPI.

For the National Academy of Sciences, Traber served on the Institute of Medicine Panel on Dietary Antioxidants and
Related Compounds, which established dietary requirements for vitamins C and E, selenium and carotenoids.

She has published over 150 peer-reviewed research articles and 100 invited reviews, chapters, proceedings and editorials. Her contributions to major nutrition volumes include chapters in Present Knowledge in Nutrition; Annual Review of Nutrition; and the Handbook of Vitamins. Since 2001, she has received extramural grant support from the NIH and USDA totaling over $3.14 million.

The award ceremony will be at the ASN Annual Meeting in Boston, April 21.

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