"GI Jennie" finalist in the 2006 Australian of the Year Award
Jennie Brand-Miller, Professor of Human Nutrition at the University of Sydney, is a Finalist in the 2006 Australian of the Year Award.
“GI Jennie”, as she is known, has been nominated for her ground breaking work developing a way to measure the body’s absorption of carbohydrates, now commonly known as the Glycemic Index.
Battling years of criticism and skepticism, Jennie is now at the forefront of research that has the potential to help millions of people avoid chronic diseases associated with obesity such as diabetes.
Jennie is one of four finalists from NSW, and will be up against another 27 finalists from across the country.
For full details on the 2006 Australian of the Year Award Finalists go to: http://www.australianoftheyear.gov.au