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2022 NDEP Outstanding Dietetic Educator Award Winners

West Central Region

  • Didactic Program in Dietetics: Kathryn Coakley, PhD, RDN, LD; University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M.
  • Future Education Model Graduate Program (GP): Nicole Tramp, MS, RD, LD, CDCES; Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

West Coast Region

  • Coordinated Program in Dietetics: Jill Henderson, MPH, RD, CD; Utah State University; Logan, Utah
  • Didactic Program in Dietetics: Urvashi Mulasi, PhD, RDN, California State University, Sacramento, Calif.
  • Dietetic Internship Program: Nikki Kendrick, MDA, RDN, CNSC; Utah State University, Taylorsville, Utah
  • Future Education Model Graduate Program (GP): Linda Gray, MPH, RDN; University of the Pacific; Sacramento, Calif.

North Central Region

  • Coordinated Program in Dietetics: Dana Scheunemann, PhD, MS, RD, CD; Mount Mary University; Milwaukee, Wis.
  • Didactic Program in Dietetics: Rosa Hand, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND; Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Dietetic Internship Program: Gina Bayless, MS, RDN, LD; University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Future Education Model Program Graduate Program (GP): Lauren Roberson, PhD, MS, RD, LD; Murray State University; Murray, Ky.

South Central Region

  • Didactic Program in Dietetics: Erin McKinley, PhD, RD, LDN, CLC, CHES; Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La.
  • Dietetic Internship Program: Sunitha Zechariah, PhD, RDN, LD, CNSC; Morrison Healthcare Dietetic Internship; Sandy Springs, Ga.

North East Region

  • Coordinated Program in Dietetics: Jillian Wanik, DCN, RDN, CSSD, CDN, CNSC; University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn.
  • Didactic Program in Dietetics: Kay Stearns Bruening, PhD, RDN, FAND; Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.
  • Dietetic Internship Program: Ann Gaba, EdD, RD, CDCES, CDN, FAND; CUNY Graduate School of Public Health Dietetic Internship, New York, N.Y.
  • Future Education Model Program Graduate Program (GP): Jennifer Bridenbaugh, MS, RD, CNSC; Rutgers University-School of Health Professions, Newark, N.J.

South East Region

  • Coordinated Program in Dietetics: Karen Harouse-Bell, MS, RDN, LDN, CDCES; Seton Hill University; Greensburg, Pa.
  • Didactic Program in Dietetics: Jenifer Ross, DCN, RD, LD/N, FAND; University of North Florida; Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Future Education Model Program Graduate Program (GP): Denise Lawson, MS, RD; The Pennsylvania State University; University Park, Pa.

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