Outstanding Preceptor Awards

At the request of the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation now funds seven awards on behalf of the Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors group and ACEND to recognize preceptors who are exemplary educators and mentors. The award recipients will receive reimbursement up to $1,000 to cover expenses to travel and attend the upcoming Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™. The seven award recipients are recognized at the Academy Member Showcase and the NDEP Member Meetings at FNCE®.

Please be on the alert for opportunities that will be available to you to recognize and support the contribution that preceptors are making to the profession.

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2018 Outstanding Preceptor Award Winners




West Coast Region

Jessica Lowe, MPH, RDN
Clinical Dietitian
LAC + USC Hospital, Los Angeles, Calif.

Nominated by: Jeannie Wakamatsu, MPH, RDN


Abby WoodWest Central Region

Abby Wood, MS, RDN, CSO, LD, CNSC
Clinical Dietitian Specialist
Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas

Nominated by: Susan Roberts, MS, RDN, LD, CNSC, FAND


Beth SwitzerNorth Central Region

Beth Switzer, MS, RDN, CD
Director
Hendricks County Extension, Purdue Extension, Indianapolis, Ind.

Nominated by: Mridul Datta, PhD, MS, RD, FAND


Diane Tremble-BallSouth Central Region

Diane Tremble-Ball, MS, RDN, LD
Clinical Nutrition Manager
Huntsville Hospital, Huntsville, Ala.

Nominated by: Joycelyn Peterson, Dr.PH, MPH, RDN, LD


Anne Marie RivardNorth East Region

Anne Marie Rivard, MPH, RD, CSR, CDN
Clinical Dietitian
Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.

Nominated by: Lisa Mastroianni, MS, RD, CDN, Dietetic Internship Director, Yale New Haven Hospital


Patricia MillerSouth East Region

Patricia Miller, MS, RDN, CSP, LDN, FAND
Director of Nutrition
Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI), Baltimore, Md.

Nominated by: Katherine Manuel, Ph.D.