2020 Academy National Honors and Awards Recipients

In recognition of outstanding service and contributions to the nutrition and dietetics profession, 21 individuals have been selected by the Honors Committee and Board of Directors to receive top Academy national honors and awards.

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

Honors and Awards

Marjorie Hulsizer Copher Award
Esther F. Myers, PhD, RDN, FAND

Honorary Membership
William D. Chey, MD
Larry K. Ellingson
Virginia A. Stallings, MD

Medallion Awards
Jacqueline Raymonde Berning, PhD, RDN, CSSD
Mary Pat Raimondi Bertacchi, MS, RD
Kristine Larson Clark, PhD, RDN, FACSM, FAND
Alison B. Evert, MS, RD, CDE
Joyce Ann Gilbert, PhD, RDN
David H. Holben, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND
Sherri L. Jones, MS, MBA, RDN, LDN, SSGB, FAND
Kendra K. Kattelmann, PhD, RDN, LN, FAND

Trailblazer Award and Lectureship
Christine M. Bruhn, PhD, CFS

Media Excellence Award
Joan Salge Blake, EdD, RDN, LDN, FAND

Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Promotion Award
Bruce D. Rengers, PhD, RD

Excellence in Practice Awards

Clinical Nutrition
Patricia Catsos, MS, RDN, LD

Community and Public Health
Janelle Peralez Gunn, MPH, RD

Kimberly A. Kirchherr, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE, ACSM-CPT, FAND

Rebecca Brody, PhD, RD, LD, CNSC

Terese M. Scollard, MBA, RDN, LD, FAND

Heidi J. Silver, PhD, RDN