Micronutrient Forum Global Conference

    October 24, 2016-October 28, 2016
    Cancun, Mexico

The Agriculture & Food Systems Institute was very pleased to sponsor two Awards for Early Career Contribution to Alleviation of Micronutrient Malnutrition at the 2016 Micronutrient Forum Global Conference. This award recognized Ph.D. candidates or post-doctoral researchers who have already contributed to the field of micronutrient investigation, through understanding causes, consequences or programs in deficiency reduction. All applicants were judged on the quality and relevance of their research projects, as well as their published research papers.

Congratulations to Ms. Crystal Karakochuk and Ms. Elaine Yu who were selected as the recipients of the 2016 awards.


Ms. Crystal Karakochuk

Ms. Karakochuk is pursuing her Ph.D. in Human Nutrition at the University of British Columbia. She is researching the effect of oral iron with or without multiple micronutrients on hemoglobin concentration among anemic non-pregnant Cambodian women of reproductive age.


Ms. Elaine Yu

Ms. Yu, a Ph.D. candidate in Nutrition Sciences at Cornell University, is assessing the prevalence of, and association between anemia, including hypochromic microcytic anemia, and active tuberculosis in a rural community in South India.

Each award winner received a $1500 prize.