Outstanding Manuscript Awards

This award is intended for an Assistant Professor, Instructor, or Post-Doctoral Fellow who has made a significant scientific contribution as First Author of a manuscript. Nominations for the 2022 Award must be submitted by April 30, 2022.

2022 Recipients

NORCH Outstanding Manuscript Awards recognize Post-Doctoral Fellows, Instructors, or Assistant Professors who have made a significant significant scientific contribution as first author of an original manuscript in nutrition, obesity, or metabolism. 

Jordi Merino, PhD

Jordi Merino, PhD

Center of Genomic Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

Merino J*, Hassan DS, Sarnowski C, Lane JM, Todorov PV, Udler MS, Song Y, Wang H, Kim J, Tucker C, Campbell J, Tanaka T, Chu AY, Tsai L, Pers Th, CHasman DI, Rutter MK, Dupuis J, Florez JC, Saxena R. Genetic analysis of dietary intake identifies new loci and functional links with metabolic traits. Nat Hum Behav. 2022 Jan;6(1):115–63. PMID: 34426670

Tracey Simon, MD, MPH

Tracey Simon, MD, MPH

Division of Gastroenterology, Massachusetts General Hospital

Simon TG*, Roelstraete B, Hastrom H, Sundstrom J, Ludvigsson JF. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and incident major adverse cardiovacular events: results from a nationwide histology cohort. Gut 2022 Sept. PMID: 34489307

2021 Recipients

Izzuddin M. Aris, PhD

Izzuddin M. Aris, PhD

Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim

Hu J*, Aris IM*, Lin PD, Rifas-Shiman SL, Perng W, Woo Baidal JA, Wen D, Oken E. Longitudinal associations of modifiable risk factors in the first 1000 days with weight status and metabolic risk in early adolescence. Am J Clin Nutr. 2021 Jan;113(1):113–22. PMID: 33184628

Russell P. Goodman, MD, DPhil

Russell P. Goodman, MD, DPhil

Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

Goodman RP*, Markhard AL, Shah H, Sharma R, Skinner OS, Clish CB, Deik A, Patgiri A, Hsu YH, Masia R, Noh HL, Suk S, Goldberger O, Hirschhorn JN, Yellen G, Kim JK, Mootha VK. Hepatic NADH reductive stress underlies common variation in metabolic traits. Nature. 2020 Jul. PMID: 32461692

Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, MBA

Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, MBA

MGH Weight Center and Endocrine Division, Massachusetts General Hospital

Stanford FC*, Cena H, Biino G, Umoren O, Jimenez M, Freeman MP, Shadyab AH, Wild RA, Womack CR, Banack HR, Manson JE. The association between weight-promoting medication use and weight gain in postmenopausal women: findings from the Women’s Health Initiative. Menopause. 2020 Oct. PMID: 32665534

2020 Recipients

Joanne B. Cole, PhD

Joanne B. Cole, PhD

Diabetes Unit and Center for Genomic Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

Cole, J. B., Florez, J. C., & Hirschhorn, J. N. (2020). Comprehensive genomic analysis of dietary habits in UK Biobank identifies hundreds of genetic associations. Nature Communications, 11(1), 1-11.
PMID: 32193382

Lindsay T. Fourman, MD

Lindsay T. Fourman, MD

Metabolism Unit and Neuroendocrine Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital

 Stanley TL*, Fourman LT*, Feldpausch MN, Purdy J, Zheng I, Pan CS, Aepfelbacher J, Buckless C, Tsao A, Kellogg A, Branch K, Lee H, Liu CY, Korey KE, Chung RT, Torriani M, Kleiner DK, Hadigan CM, Grinspoon SK.  Effects of tesamorelin on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in HIV: a randomized, double-blind, multicentre trial.  Lancet HIV.  2019.  6(12): e821-830. *Co-first authors.  PMID 21611038.

Jingyi Qian, PhD

Jingyi Qian, PhD

Research Fellow in Medicine, Sleep Disorders Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Qian J, Morris CJ, Caputo R, Wang W, Garaulet M, Scheer FAJL. Sex differences in the circadian misalignment effects on energy regulation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116, no. 47 (2019): 23806-23812.  PMID: 31685618