Amélie Charest, winner of a first prize in nutritional research

Amélie Charest, winner of a first prize in nutritional research
Amélie Charest, winner of a first prize in nutritional research

Amélie Charest, originally from Saint-Pascal, won the first prize for excellence from research professionals for her career in nutritional research. The young girl was obviously very proud.

With a bachelor’s and master’s degree in nutrition from Université Laval, Amélie Charest has worked for two decades as a research professional at the Centre for Nutrition, Health and Society (NUTRISS) and the Institute for Nutrition and Functional Foods (INAF). She has coordinated more than 20 research projects on the effects of foods and dietary patterns on risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

For the past two years, she has been leading the VISION Pathway, a program designed to help graduate health science students develop their professional skills. “I am really proud to have won this award. It is a great mark of recognition for the work I have done over the past 20 years,” says Amélie.

Co-author of 21 scientific articles and nine popular science articles, Amélie Charest also won the Andrée-Beaulieu Prize in 2014 for best scientific communication. She has shared her expertise during 96 conferences and 66 interviews. In addition to coordinating the Chair in Nutrition, she is actively involved in training new generations and transferring knowledge to nutritionists, health professionals and the general public.

Amélie Charest has organized several scientific symposiums and events for the public. She also sits on the Research Commission of Laval University, and participates in the scientific and EDI committees of the INAF.

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