Oct. 19, 2009

Latham named a 'living legend' at meeting in Thailand

Professor emeritus Michael Latham was named a "Living Legend in Nutrition" at the 19th International Congress of Nutrition, held Oct. 4-9 in Bangkok, Thailand, and attended by more than 4,000 participants from some 120 countries.

Latham, a medical doctor, was one of 11 people from seven countries to be named as such, for their roles as "respected leaders in nutrition whose significant contribution is recognized at national, regional and international levels." The award was personally bestowed on Latham by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, daughter of the king of Thailand.

Latham was director of Cornell's Program in International Nutrition for 25 years and remains active in the Division of Nutritional Sciences; he also serves as a Graduate School professor of nutritional sciences at Cornell and as international professor in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.