2018 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. These honors and awards will be presented at various times during the 2018 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in Washington, D.C.

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
Judith A. Gilbride, PhD, RD, CDN, FAND

Lenna Frances Cooper Memorial Lecture
(will be presented at FNCE® 2019)
Brenda E. Richardson, MA, RDN, LD, CD, FAND

Honorary Membership
Roger Clemens, DrPH, FIFT, CFS, FASN, FACN, CNS, FIAFST
Daren Keith Heyland, MD, FRCPC, MSc
Irl B. Hirsch, MD

Medallion Awards
Wahida Karmally, DrPH, RDN, CDE, CLS, FNLA
Paula Kellogg Leibovitz, MS, RDN, CDN, CDE
Nancy M. Lewis, PhD, RDN, FADA, FAND
Christine M. Palumbo, MBA, RDN, FAND
Demetra Pratt, RDN, LDN
Susan R. Roberts, DCN, RDN, LD, CNSC, FAND
Linda G. Snetselaar, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND
Angela M. Tagtow, MS, RD, LD

Trailblazer Award
Roger Clemens, DrPH, FIFT, CFS, FASN, FACN, CNS, FIAFST

Media Excellence Award
Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN

Outstanding Social Media Award
Ellie Krieger, MS, RDN

Excellence in Practice Awards

Clinical Practice
Elaine Trujillo, MS, RDN

Community Dietetics
Samia Hamdan, MPH, RDN

Consultation and Business Practice
Mary D. Litchford, PhD, RDN, LDN

Dietetic Research
Hollie A. Raynor, PhD, RDN, LDN

Dietetic Technician, Registered
Corinne Estelle Worland, BS, NDTR

Management Practice
Christina M. Rollins, MS, RDN, LDN, CLSSGB