Excellence Award 2023 | Michelle McGuire
Michelle (Shelley) McGuire received her bachelor’s in biology from the University of Illinois (1986), a master’s in nutritional sciences from the University of Illinois (1988) and a doctorate in human nutrition from Cornell University (1994). Her research focuses primarily on better understanding how maternal diet and nutritional status influence human milk composition and maternal/infant health during breastfeeding. Of particular interest to her research is understanding the importance of dietary lipids to maternal and infant health. Shelley was recently inducted into the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) for her work in maternal and infant nutrition, becoming the state's first NAM inductee.