Abstracts of Distinction

Congratulations to the 2017 Abstract of Distinction Winners 

Jennifer Carvalho-Salemi, MPH, RDN. Texas Children's Hospital. Houston. TX
Divya Daniel, PharmD. CoxHealth. Springfield. MO
Brenna Fullerton, MD. Center for Advanced Intestinal Rehabilitation, Boston Children’s Hospital. Boston, MA
Georgia Giannopoulos, RD-AP, CDN, CNSC. New York Presbyterian Hospital. New York, NY
Joshua Glazer, MD. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor. MI
Mireille Hamdan, MS, RD, CNSC, Doctorate student. School of Health Professions. Rutgers University. Newark, NJ
Jill Hamilton-Reeves, PhD. University of Kansas Medical Center. Kansas City, KS
Lesley Klemp, MS, RN, NBE-BC. Rush University Medical Center. New Lenox, IL
Joseph Needleman, BS, BA. Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA
Luis Ortiz, BSc. Massachusetts General Hospital. Boston, MA
Natalie Tu, RD, CNSC, Nutrition and Medical Dietetics. Option Care. Farmington Hills, MI

Congratulations to the 2017 Poster of Distinction Winners

Lisa M. Angotti, MD, MS. General Surgery, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY.
Meredith Baker, MD. Boston Children’s Hospital. Boston, MA
Danica Grujic. Alcresta Therapeutics, Inc. Newton, MA
Sivan Borenstein, BA. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Van Nuys, CA
Stephanie Dobak, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC. Jefferson University Hospital. Philadelphia, PA
Vanessa Kumpf, PharmD, BCNSP. Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Nashville, TN
Noreen Luszcz, OptionCare. Geneva, IL
Tiffany Otero, BS. Massachusetts General Hospital. Boston, MA
Luis Ortiz, MSc. Massachusetts General Hospital. Boston, MA
Sarah Peterson, MS, RD. Rush University Medical Center. Chicago, IL


  • Original and Late-breaking Abstracts submitted to CNW
  • Encore abstracts and Harry M. Vars Award candidates are not eligible

Application Information  

  • Submit abstracts to CNW’s abstract submission site to be considered.
  • All Original Abstracts are automatically eligible. It is unnecessary to opt-in to this competition.
  • ASPEN’s Abstract Review Committee selects top-scoring abstracts based on excellence and innovation. 

The Award Includes  

  • Acknowledgement at the Poster Exchanges or Oral Paper Sessions
  • Acknowledgement in JPEN’s publication of CNW abstracts