Contribute to the Foundation


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Your support funds innovative and creative scientific research driving discovery in nutrition therapy, metabolic support and other related clinical nutrition topics. Support the ASPEN Rhoads Research Foundation by making a simple donation or even by creating a planned gift.

The generous support of our contributors has enabled the Foundation to fund recipients who have gone on to complete NIH-funded projects, attain faculty appointments, and hold prestigious leadership positions in a variety of settings.  

A donation to the Foundation offers you the opportunity to give back to your profession and support an area of research that is important to your everyday practice. 

Your contribution:

  • Helps increase the number of grants offered by the Foundation each year.
  • Enables researchers to explore new ideas, which helps create practices resulting in safe and efficacious patient care and positive outcomes.
  • Funds program development that nurtures training and mentorship in nutrition and metabolic research.
  • Develops the next generation of nutrition support research professionals.
  • Allows you to pay tribute to a professor or mentor who made a significant impact in your career by contributing in their honor.

Your gift ensures that nutrition science continues to move in the direction of healthier, better nourished patients. 

A Message from Foundation Leadership

To those who had given to our most recent campaign, Inspiring the Next Generation of Investigators to Drive the Therapies of Tomorrow, we extend our sincerest gratitude for your generosity and dedication to the field. As we plan for the future, we must consider the changing needs of the next generation of researchers. We must raise our level of grant support in order to give young researchers a good start, and we must increase the number of grants we fund each year. We have made important strides in the field of nutrition research and metabolic support and we are confident that with your support we can continue to promote discovery. Download our most recent campaign brochure to learn more about the impact of your gift.

Thank you,

Charles Mueller, PhD, RD, CNSC, Development Director
Lillian Harvey Banchik, MD, CNSC, FACS, FASPEN
Albert Barrocas MD, FACS, FASPEN
Trisha Fuhrman, MS, RDN, LD, FAND, FASPEN
Gordon Jensen, MD, PhD, FASPEN 
Lucinda Lysen (Cindy), RD, LD, RN, BSN
Ainsley Malone, MS, RD, LD, CNSC
Jay Mirtallo
Lynne Murphy, RN, MSN, FASPEN
Gordon Sacks, PharmD, BCNSP, FCCP 
Charles W. Van Way III, MD, FASPEN
Marion F. Winkler, PhD, RD, LDN, CNSC, FASPEN
Paul Wischmeyer, MD