2017 Academy National Honors and Awards Recipients

In recognition of outstanding service and contributions to the nutrition and dietetics profession, 19 individuals have been selected by the Honors Committee and Board of Directors to receive top Academy national honors and awards. These honors and awards will be presented at various times during the 2017 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in Chicago, Ill.

Congratulations go to the following recipients for outstanding leadership and contributions to the profession and practice of dietetics.

Honors and Awards

Marjorie Hulsizer Copher Award
Doris V. Derelian, PhD, JD, RDN, FADA, FAND

Lenna Frances Cooper Memorial Lecture
(will be presented at FNCE® 2018)
Ann Louise Albright, PhD, RD

Honorary Membership
Andrew S. Narva, MD, FASN
Michelle Obama

Medallion Awards
Rita Batheja, MS, RDN, CDN, FAND
Ethan A. Bergman, PhD, RDN, CDN, FADA, FAND
Becky Dorner, RDN, LD, FAND
Mary Patricia Fuhrman, MS, RDN, LD, FAND, FASPEN
Anne Marie Hunter, PhD, RDN, LD, FADA, FAND
Jacqueline B. Marcus, MS, RDN, LDN, CNS, FADA, FAND
Sandra A. Parker, RDN, CDE, FAND

Trailblazer Award
Barbara J. Ivens, MS, RDN, FADA, FAND

Media Excellence Award
Regan M. Jones, RDN

Excellence in Practice Awards

Clinical Nutrition
Beth N. Ogata, MS, RD, CSP, CD

Consultation and Business Practice
Linda Roberts, MS, RD, LDN

Dietetic Research
Catherine M. Champagne, PhD, RDN, LDN, FADA, FAND, FTOS

Dietetic Technician, Registered
Mark Dobson, DTR

Dietetics Education
Lorraine J. Weatherspoon, PhD, RDN

Management Practice
Susan H. Konek, MA, RDN, CSP, LD, FAND