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Dr. Ananda Prasad: Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

1944                Caldwell Memorial Prize
1948 Distinction in Physiology
1955 - 1956 Pfizer Resident Scholarship, ($1,200)
1960 Awarded the title of Honorary Professor in Medicine, University of Shiraz, Iran
1964 Research Recognition Award, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
1975 Joseph Goldberger Award in Clinical Nutrition, American Medical Association
1976 American College of Nutrition Award, Montreal
1983 Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Sciences
1983 Nutrition Classic, Nutrition Reviews, July 1983, "Syndrome of Iron Deficiency Anemia, Hepatosplenomegaly, Hypogonadism, Dwarfism and Geophagia."  Originally published in the American Journal of Medicine, 31:532-546, 1961.
1983 - 1984 Hoffman-LaRoche Lecture, Canadian Society for Nutritional Sciences.
1984 Robert H. Herman Award, American Society of Clinical Nutrition.
  Who's Who in America (Marquis Publication).
  Who's Who in the World
  Who's Who in World Science (Marquis Publication)
1985 Mini State of the Art Address, "The Clinical Spectrum of Zinc Deficiency and the Role of the Intestine," Central Society for Clinical Research, Chicago.
  Research Board of Advisors, The American Biographical Institute.
1986 Distinguished Faculty Fellowship Award in Research, Wayne State University Board of Governors
1988 Gopalan Oration Gold Medal, Nutrition Society of India.
1989 Raulin Award, Second Annual Meeting of the International Society for Trace Element Research in Humans (ISTERH), Tokyo
  Citation Classic, Current Contents, April 17, for "Human Zinc Deficiency, Endocrine Manifestations and Response to Treatment."  Originally published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 20:422-442, 1967
  Citation Classic, Current Contents, September 18, for "Zinc Metabolism in Patients with the Syndrome of Iron Deficiency Anemia, hepato-plenomegaly, Dwarfism, and Hypogonadism."  Originally published in the Journal of Laboratory Clinical Medicine, 61:537-549, 1963
  Medal of Honor, Lyon, France
1990 Landmark Article, Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine Diamond Jubilee, November, for "Zinc Metabolism in Patients with the Syndrome of Iron Deficiency Anemia, Hepatosplenomegaly, Dwarfism, and Hypogonadism."  Originally published in the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine, 61:537-549, 1963
  Boy Frame State of the Art Lecture, "A Story of Zinc - A Story of Michigan," American College of Physicians Regional Meeting, Traverse City, MI, November 12, 1990
1991 Citation Classic, Current Contents, July 15, "Syndrome of Iron Deficiency Anemia, Hepatosplenomegaly, Hypogonadism, Dwarfism, and Geophagia."  Originally published in the American Journal of Medicine, 31:532-546, 1961
1992 Citation Classic, Current Contents, November 2, "Biochemical Studies on Dwarfism, Hypogonadism, and Anemia."  Originally published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, 111:407-28, 1963
  Elected to the Academy of Scholars, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.
1993 Michigan Laureate Award, Michigan Chapter of the American College of Physicians
1994 Fellow, American Institute of Nutrition
  Master, American College of Nutrition
1997 Pioneer in Sickle Cell Research Award, National Institutes of Health, Division of Blood Diseases and Resources
1998 Professional Achievement Award, Wayne County Medical Society
1999 Doctor Honoris Causat Claude Bernard University, Lyon, France
2000 Mastership of American College of Physicians
  Corresponding Member of The European Academy of Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Turkish Academy of Sciences Award, Ankara, Turkey
2001 Nutrition Metabolism Classic, Nutrition 17:67-69,2001, “Syndrome of Iron Deficiency Anemia, Hepatosplenomegaly, Hypogonadism, Dwarfism and Geophagia.”  Originally published in the American Journal of Medicine, 31:532-546, 1961
  Klaus Schwarz Medal, International Association of Bioinorganic Scientists, Salt Lk. City
2002 Appointed to NIH Council for the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  Honorable Member of Russian Society of Trace Elements in Medicine, Russian Federation, Moscow
2003 Outstanding and Inspiring Leadership Award, Consul General of India, Chicago, IL
  Inducted in to the Heritage Hall of Fame, International Institute Foundation, Detroit, MI
2005 Appointed to the Governor’s Advisory Council for Asian and Pacific Affairs, Lansing, MI
  Appointed Zinc Consultant for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA
2007 American College of Physicians Award for Outstanding Work in Science as Related to Medicine, San Diego, CA
  Asian Academy Hall of Distinction Award, Washington DC
2009 American College of Physicians Lifetime Achievement Award, Michigan Chapter, Acme, MI
2010 Symposium ZINC: 50 Years of Miracle.  50th Anniversary of first publication suggesting that zinc deficiency occurred in humans.  St. Petersburg, Soviet Russia
  Asian Heritage Hall of Fame Award from NaFFAA, Troy, Michigan
2011 Cochrine Review on the treatment of common cold with zinc lozenges confirmed Dr. Prasad’s studies which were published in 2000 and 2007, and this was highly publicized in articles, in New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Detroit News, etc.
  Prince Mahidol Award, Bangkok, Thailand
  The Health Hawk, “20 Public Health Experts Worth Knowing”
  Dr. Prasad received a Congressional Commendation for his lifelong studies involving zinc as an element essential for human survival
2012 At the FASEB meeting, American Society of Nutrition has organized a symposium on History of Zinc as a Nutrient, which will be presented on April 22, 2012 in San Diego, CA.  Discovery of human zinc deficiency by Dr. Ananda S. Prasad in 1961-63 in the Middle East will be highlighted at this symposium.

The American Physiological Society (APS) will recognized the achievements of its members during the past 125 years at the 2012 annual meeting (FASEB), on April 25, 2012 in San Diego, CA.  APS members whose publication significantly advanced the discipline and profession of physiology will be recognized.  Thirty-five members of APs have been selected for this honor.  Dr. Ananda S. Prasad has been included in this honor list for his original discovery of zinc as an essential element for humans.
  The Lawrence M. Weiner Award, honoring outstanding contributions of non-alumni to the School of Medicine through the exceptional performance of their teaching, research or administrative duties, will be presented to Ananda S. Prasad, MD, PhD at the Wayne State University School of Medicine Alumni Association  Annual Medical Alumni Reunion Day on May 12, 2012