Dana Small, PhD, Deputy Director for Research at The John B. Pierce Laboratory, and Professor of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, is the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB) annual recipient of the Alan N. Epstein Research Award for 2015. The Alan N. Epstein Research Award is endowed by Professor Epstein’s family in his memory. Alan Epstein (1932-1992) was a Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, a distinguished researcher in ingestive behavior, and SSIB’s 4th President. In keeping with Alan’s scientific vision, this award honors an individual for a specific research discovery that has advanced the understanding of ingestive behavior. The Award consists of a plaque, a check for 750 USD, and an invitation to speak during the Awards Symposium at the SSIB Annual Meeting.
Dr. Small was also recently appointed to the National Academy of Sciences’ Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences for a 3 year term.