A.S.P.E.N. recognizes and presents awards to members who have contributed to the field by showcasing exceptional expertise in clinical practice, education and advocacy. The accomplishments of those selected for an award improved the quality and efficacy of the profession and their actions provide a positive example for healthcare professionals. Each award is given annually and recipients are recognized at Clinical Nutrition Week.
The nominations period for the 2014 A.S.P.E.N. Awards will open on July 1 and will close on September 30. Please check back for additional information on award criteria and links to the nomination forms.
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Stanley Dudrick Research Scholar Award
Distinguished Service Awards
These awards recognize A.S.P.E.N. members who have made exceptional leadership and practice contributions that have furthered the vision and mission of the society over a sustained period of time.
Distinguished Nutrition Support Dietitian, Advanced Clinical Practice Award
In addition to the service award, the dietetics section of A.S.P.E.N. pays tribute to a dietitian member annually in recognition of his or her outstanding contributions in leadership, practice and advancement of dietitians in the field of nutrition support.
Stanley Serlick Award
This award, sponsored by Hospira, Inc., recognizes a pharmacist who has made significant contributions to improving safe practices for parenteral nutrition through published literature, membership on national committees or task forces and/or presentations at regional and national meetings.
Excellence in Nutrition Support Education Award
This $1,000 cash award recognizes one nutrition support educator’s excellence in the delivery of professional education. The award is open to A.S.P.E.N. members who have teaching responsibilities in an academic, community, or other supervised training setting.
Each year, A.S.P.E.N. honors exceptional achievement in practice or research and service to the organization through the Fellowship (FASPEN) designation. This award showcases the many contributions of valuable A.S.P.E.N. members and recognizes their commitments to A.S.P.E.N. and the field of clinical nutrition.
Lyn Howard Nutrition Support Consumer Advocacy Award
A.S.P.E.N. members work directly with patients, families, and/or caregivers who perform admirable activities and heroically advocate for others like themselves and their families. In order to recognize those individuals, this recognition is given annually to one patient/family member/caregiver. This award is named in honor of A.S.P.E.N. member and Oley Foundation co-founder, Lyn Howard, MB, FRCP.
Barney Sellers Public Policy Award
Barney Sellers, former A.S.P.E.N. executive director, had a tremendous impact on public policy and advocacy during his 15-year tenure. This award honors his work with many members to advance our advocacy goals and give A.S.P.E.N. a voice among policy makers in the US.
A.S.P.E.N. Clinical Nutrition Team of Distinction Award
This award recognizes excellence in interdisciplinary clinical nutrition practice in institutions or agencies who meet certain criteria and compliance with A.S.P.E.N. national standards, guidelines and values. One of A.S.P.E.N.’s highest achievements, multiple awards are given annually.
Past Award Winners