2019 Academy National Honors and Awards Recipients

In recognition of outstanding service and contributions to the nutrition and dietetics profession, 23 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 2019 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in Philadelphia, Pa.

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
Stella Hall Cash, MEd, MS, FAND

Lenna Frances Cooper Memorial Lecture
(will be presented at FNCE® 2020)
Mary Lee Chin, MS, RDN

Honorary Membership
Mark Corkins, MD
Victor V. Van Beuren, MS

Medallion Awards
Karen M. Chapman-Novakofski, PhD, RD, LDN
Carol H. Elliott, RDN, LDN, FAND
Gail Carter Frank, DrPH, MPH, RD, CHES
Sharon L. Groh-Wargo, PhD, RD, LD
Nahla Hwalla, PhD, RD, FAND
Eileen Stellefson Myers, MPH, RDN, LDN, CEDRD, FADA, FAND
Christine A. Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND
Geeta Sikand, MA, RDN, CDE, CLS, FAND, FNLA

Trailblazer Award
Guy H. Johnson, PhD

Media Excellence Award
Jim White, RDN, ACSM-HFS

Outstanding Social Media Award
Teaspoon Communications - Serena Ball, MS, RDN and Deanna Segrave-Daly, RDN

Excellence in Practice Awards

Clinical Practice
Caroline Steele, MS, RD, CSP, IBCLC, FAND

Community Dietetics
Kay Craven, MPH, RDN, LDN, CDE

Dietetic Research
Susan E. Steck, PhD, MPH, RD, FAND

Dietetic Technician, Registered
Drisana Clifton, NDTR

Dietetics Education
Jayanthi Kandiah, PhD, RD, CD

Diversity Promotion
Tamara S. Melton, MS, RDN, LD, CPHIMS

Management Practice
Wendy Phillips, MS, RD, CNSC, CLE, NWCC, FAND