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Dr. King is a Professor of Nutrition and Internal Medicine, University of California, Davis, a Professor of Nutrition, University of California, Berkeley, and the Interim Senior Vice President, Research and Executive Director at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI). She is member of the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine. She chaired their Food and Nutrition Board and is currently a member of the Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources of the National Research Council. Prior to coming to CHORI, she directed the USDA Western Human Nutrition Research Center at the University of California, Davis (1995-2002) and chaired the Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of California, Berkeley (1988-1994).


  • Avanelle Kirksey Lecturer.  Purdue University (2011)
  • Underwood Award for Outstanding Research.  International Trace Element Research Society.  (2008)
  • Bay Area Business & Professional Women’s Society.  Scientist of the Year  (2008)
  • Outstanding Scientist of the Year.  Children’s Hospital and Research Center of Oakland  (2007)
  • Elected into the Agricultural Research Service Science Hall of Fame  (2007)
  • Fellow in the American Society for Nutrition  (2007)
  • Conrad Elvehjem Award for Public Service in Nutrition (2007)
  • Distinguished Lecturer.  USDA Agriculture Research Service.  Beltsville Area (2006)
  • W.O. Atwater Memorial Lecturer.  USDA Agriculture Research Service. (2004)
  • Excellence in Research Award, American Dietetic Association. (1999)
  • Distinguished Achievement Citation. Iowa State University. Highest award given to an alumnus. (1998)
  • Borden Award in Nutrition. American Society for Nutritional Sciences. (1997)
  • University Distinguished Professor in Nutrition. University of California, Davis (1996)
  • International Prize in Modern Human Nutrition. Swiss Central Milk Association and the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. (1996)
  • Lydia J. Roberts Lecturer. University of Chicago/Chicago Nutrition Association. (1995)
  • Excellence in Research. California Dietetic Association. (1995)
  • Mary Shorb Lecturer. University of Maryland. (1994)
  • Agnes Higgins Award in Maternal Nutrition. American Public Health Association. (1993)
  • Massee Lecturer in Human Nutrition. University of North Dakota and the USDA/ARS Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center. (1991)
  • Lederle Award in Human Nutrition. American Institute of Nutrition. (1989)
  • Frances E. Fischer Memorial Lecturer. American Dietetic Association Foundation. (1985)
  • Lotte Arnrich Nutrition Lecturer. Iowa State University. (1985)

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