College honors White for outstanding research

The University of Maine’s College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture celebrated outstanding faculty and students during a ceremony on April 26. The college selected just three of its over 150 faculty members for recognition. The dean’s office honored Dr. Adrienne White, a Professor of Food Sciences and Human Nutrition in the School of Food and Agriculture, with the 2017 Outstanding Research Award.

White has demonstrated extraordinary research productivity over the course of her career with a focus on the nutrition, health, and quality of life of Maine people.

Her research has garnered nearly $9 million in external funding through her multistate, multi-collaborative projects to prevent childhood obesity and encourage healthy lifestyle choices in both college students and disadvantaged families.

Within the last five years alone, White has authored or co-authored 21 peer-reviewed publications, with four more currently under review and over 60 published abstracts. As part of her research program, 26 master’s and 7 Ph.D. students have completed theses under her mentorship.

She is the incoming president of the Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior, and a delegate from the state of Maine to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ House of Delegates.