Dr. Shannon Zenk is the recipient of the 2016 UIC Rising Star Award. This award is given to only 5 UIC early career researchers/scholars who have demonstrated outstanding promise to become future leaders in their area of expertise. Shannon shows more than outstanding promise to become a future leader in her area of science - she is already there! She is at the forefront of science on neighborhood environments, particularly the food environment and health. Her work has significant international impact on policy and environmental changes. As noted in the award announcement below, she has published 64 peer reviewed articles, 7 book chapters, and has been PI or Co-I on grants totaling over $42 million.
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