A.S.P.E.N. Recognizes Top Nutrition Support Therapy Researchers

December 18, 2013

As part of its mission to improve patient care by advancing the science and practice of clinical nutrition and metabolism, the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) today announces its 2014 Research Award winners.

Since 1978, A.S.P.E.N. has been recognizing excellence in research of nutrition support therapy and encouraging investigators through its research awards program.  The following awardees will be honored during A.S.P.E.N. Clinical Nutrition Week conference in Savannah, Ga., January 18 to 21, 2014:

  • Jonathan E. Rhoads Lecture is A.S.P.E.N.’s most prestigious award. The lecturer is recommended by the A.S.P.E.N. Board of Directors and is invited by the president to deliver the lecture at Clinical Nutrition Week (CNW). The lecturer is recognized internationally for major contributions to the field of nutrition support therapy and has demonstrated a career-long commitment to improving the nutritional status of patients.
    2014 Rhoads LecturerGordon Jensen, MD, PhD, FASPEN, Professor and Head of Nutritional Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, and Professor of medicine at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center, University Park, PA
  • The Stanley J. Dudrick Research Scholar Award is presented to mid-career investigators in recognition of past research accomplishments and future research potential in the field of nutrition and metabolic support. The award is made in honor of Dr. Dudrick and his research achievements leading to the dramatic development of total parenteral nutrition. The annual award provides the awardee with recognition and support for their future research, as well as the opportunity to plan the Dudrick Symposium at CNW. 
    2014 Dudrick Scholar: Carrie P. Earthman, PhD, RD, LD, H.T. Morse Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor, Associate Professor of Nutrition, and Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
  • Research Workshop Travel Awards are given to the first authors of top-scoring abstracts that align with the CNW Research Workshop topic. The 2014 topic is entitled, “The Metabolic Basis of Cancer Nutrition Therapy.” The 2014 Research Workshop Travel Award Winners are:  
    Brenten Popiel, BS, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Zion, IL
    Abstract Title: Catheter-related Bloodstream Infection Rates in Advanced Oncology Patients on Home Parenteral Nutrition: Impact of a Standardized Catheter Care Protocol
    Abstract Title: Outcomes of Systematic Nutritional Assessment and Medical Nutrition Therapy in Pancreatic Cancer 
    Martine Sealy, BSc, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, Netherlands
    Abstract Title: Cross-cultural Adaptation of the Dutch Version of the Scored Patient-Generated Subjective Global Assessment
    Katie Redman, BS, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital, Tampa, FL
    Abstract Title: Identifying Predictors for Enteral Nutrition in Patients Undergoing Chemoradiation Therapy for Head and Neck Cancer
  • The Best International Abstract Award is given for the top scoring, Original International Abstract accepted for presentation at the International Poster Showcase at CNW. This year, the Best International Abstract Award Winner is:
    David Lim, MD, CM, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Abstract Title: Differential Effects of Intestinal Adaptation following Exogenous Glucagon-like Peptide 2 Treatment in Neonatal Short Bowel Syndrome with and without Remnant Ileum  

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The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) is dedicated to improving patient care by advancing the science and practice of nutrition support therapy and metabolism. Founded in 1976, A.S.P.E.N. is an interdisciplinary organization whose members are involved in the provision of clinical nutrition therapies, including parenteral and enteral nutrition. With more than 5,500 members from around the world, A.S.P.E.N. is a community of dietitians, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, physicians, scientists, students and other health professionals from every facet of nutrition support clinical practice, research and education. For more information about A.S.P.E.N., please visit www.nutritioncare.org.