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Alan Buchman Receives American College of Nutrition Award

October 31, 2008
CHICAGO --- Alan L. Buchman, M.D., a professor of medicine and surgery at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, has received the American College of Nutrition's Grace A. Goldsmith Award and delivered the Goldsmith lecture at the organization's 49th annual meeting.

The award honors a scientist under age 50 who has made significant achievements in the field of nutrition. Buchman was recognized for his seminal work on the care of patients who receive home nutrition by injection and on choline deficiency as the cause for the liver disease and other complications such patients develop.

Buchman is director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center and medical director of the Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplant Center in Feinberg's Division of Gastroenterology.

He is president of the American Federation for Medical Research. He has served on 21 peer-reviewed journal editorial boards and has authored three books and more than 200 peer-reviewed articles, editorials and book chapters. He has received awards from the American Gastroenterology Association (AGA), American Society for Nutrition, American College of Nutrition, American Society for Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition and Southern Medical Society, among others. He is vice chair of the AGA's Nutrition and Obesity Section and has served on national committees of the AGA and other groups.

Buchman completed a fellowship in clinical nutrition at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a fellowship in gastroenterology at Emory University. He served on the faculties of the Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas at Houston Medical School before moving to Northwestern in 2000.
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