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AWARDS

A.S.P.E.N. believes that recognition through awards stimulates research and fosters improvement in the quality of published professional articles. Therefore, since 1978, A.S.P.E.N. has been recognizing excellence in research and encouraging investigators through our research awards program. There are three types of major awards: 

 


 The Jonathan E. Rhoads Lecture   

The Rhoads Lecture is the most prestigious of A.S.P.E.N.'s annual awards. This honor in Dr. Rhoads’ name recognizes his pivotal role in the field of specialized nutrition support. The lecturer is a person who is recognized internationally for major contributions to the field of nutrition support therapy and who has demonstrated a career-long commitment to the improvement of the nutritional status of patients. 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).   

 

 

 

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2014 Rhoads Lecturer, Gordon L. Jensen, MD, PhD, FASPEN, Professor and Head, Nutritional Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, Professor of Medicine, Penn State Hershey Medical Center  

  

Dr. Jensen’s Rhoads Lecture at Clinical Nutrition Week 2014: “Malnutrition and Inflammation: Where Have We Been? Where Are We Now? Where Are We Going?

 

 

View all Rhoads Lecturers and presentation titles.

   

 


  • Any Early Career Investigator submitting an Original Abstract to CNW
    • An applicant is considered an Early Career Investigator if he/she is within 10 years of completing his/her terminal research degree or is within 10 years of completing medical residency (or the equivalent). A.S.P.E.N’s definition adheres to NIH’s guidelines for New Investigators.
     
  • Encore and Late-breaking abstracts are ineligible. 
 

 The Stanley J. Dudrick Research Scholar Award

 

Congratulations to the 2014 Stanley J. Dudrick Research Award Recipient:  

 

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Carrie Earthman, PhD, RD, H.T. Morse Alumni

Distinguished Teaching Professor, Associate Professor

of Nutrition, and Director of the Didactic Program in

Dietetics, University of Minnesota 

 

 

Eligibility 

  • A.S.P.E.N. members
  • Mid-career investigators
  • Demonstration of exceptional research productivity and the potential to continue to contribute to the field of nutrition therapy

 

Application Information  

  • Application Deadline: October 15 
  • Submit all materials via email to paulab@aspen.nutr.org 
  • To nominate a colleague, A.S.P.E.N. members may submit a letter of recommendation to the Dudrick Selection Committee. A.S.P.E.N. staff will request further materials from the nominee.
  • To nominate yourself, A.S.P.E.N. members must review and complete the application below.
  • Dudrick Award Applicaton (.pdf document)
  • Dudrick Award Application (Word document)

 

The Award Includes  

  • $5,000
  • Recognition during the Dudrick Symposium at CNW 
  • The honor of planning and chairing A.S.P.E.N.’s Dudrick Symposium at the following year’s CNW
  • Opportunity to submit proceedings of their planned Dudrick Symposium to the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition 

  

2013 Stanley J. Dudrick Research Scholar Award Recipient - Stanley J. Dudrick Research Scholar Award Recipient – Peter F. Nichol, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pediatric Surgery, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI  

 

 

Nichols Acceptance 

 

 

Dr. Nichol's Dudrick Symposium at CNW 2014 will be “Frontiers in Regenerating Intestine for Short Gut Syndrome.”

 

Photo Features: Peter F. Nichol, MD, PhD,University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI accepts the 2013 Dudrick Award from Lingtak-Neander Chan, PharmD, BCNSP, Chair of A.S.P.E.N.’s Research Committee 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View all Dudrick Award Recipients.


Original Abstract Research Awards

Previously unpublished basic or clinical research and data, practice abstracts, or case studies are eligible for five types of CNW Original Abstract Research Awards. Depending on review score, these abstracts may be presented in poster exchanges, oral paper sessions, symposia, or workshops.

 

 

The Harry M. Vars Award 

The Harry M. Vars Award serves as a tribute to Dr. Vars and his pioneering developments in total parenteral nutrition.  The award is given to the best research presentation by an Early Career Investigator at CNW.  


 

Congratulations to the 2014 Harry M. Vars Award Winner

 

 
   
Braunschweig  Carol Braunschweig, PhD, RD, University of Illinois, at Chicago, Chicago, IL

 

Abstract Title: Intensive Nutrition in Acute Lung Injury:  A Clinical Trial (INTACT)

   

 

Eligibility 

  • Any Early Career Investigator submitting an Original Abstract to CNW
  • An applicant is considered an Early Career Investigator if he/she is within 10 years of completing his/her terminal research degree or within 10 years of completing medical residency (or the equivalent). A.S.P.E.N.'s definition adheres to NIH's guidelines for New Investigators.
  • Encore and Late-breaking abstracts are ineligible

 

Application Information  

  • Review detailed information on the Evaluation Criteria and Responsibilities of the award.
  • Submit abstracts at CNW’s Abstract Submission Site, and opt-in to be considered.
  • A.S.P.E.N.’s Abstract Review Committee selects top-scoring abstracts; selected applicants present their abstract during the Premier Paper Session at CNW.
  • Prior to CNW, selected applicants expand their abstract into manuscripts, which must be complete and suitable for publication.
  • The Vars awardee is selected by the A.S.P.E.N. Research Committee based upon review of all manuscripts submitted by qualified candidates, and on the candidates’ presentations at the CNW Premier Paper Session.

  

The Award Includes  

 

View all Vars Award Recipients.

 

 


Promising Investigator Award

One travel award is given for a top-scoring, Original Abstract accepted for presentation by an Early Career Investigator at CNW. This award is given to the runner-up for the Harry M. Vars Award.

 

Congratulations to CNW14’s Promising Investigator Award Winners

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Allison Blackmer, PharmD, BCPS, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 

 

Abstract Title: Long-term Neurodevelopmental Outcomes of Infants Treated with Intravenous Fat Emulsion Reduction for the Management of Parenteral Nutrition-associated Cholestasis

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Kenneth B. Christopher, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Abstract Title: Association between Pre-hospital Vitamin D Status and Hospital-acquired Clostridium difficile Infections 

ColtmanSarah Peterson
 
Joint Candidates:

Anne Coltman, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC, Rush University Medical Center Chicago, IL

Sarah Peterson, MS, RD, CNSC, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 

         

Abstract Title: Use of Three Nutrition Screening Tools to Assess Nutrition Risk in the Intensive Care Unit

Yeh  D. Dante Yeh, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Abstract Title: Reasons for Enteral Nutrition Cessation in Surgical Intensive Care Unit Patients


 

Eligibility  

 

  • Any Early Career Investigator submitting an Original Abstract to CNW
  • An applicant is considered an Early Career Investigator if he/she is within 10 years of completing his/her terminal research degree or is within 10 years of completing medical residency (or the equivalent). A.S.P.E.N’s definition adheres to NIH’s guidelines for New Investigators.
  • Encore and Late-breaking abstracts are ineligible.

 

Application Information  

 

  • Review detailed information on the EvaluationCriteria and Responsibilities of the award.
  • A.S.P.E.N.’s Abstract Review Committee selects top-scoring abstracts; selected applicants present their abstract during the Premier Paper Session at CNW.
  • Prior to CNW, selected applicants expand their abstract into manuscripts, which must be complete and suitable for publication. 
  • The Promising Investigator awardee is selected by the A.S.P.E.N. Research Committee based upon review of all manuscripts submitted by qualified candidates, and on the candidates' presentations at the CNW Premier Paper Session. The award is given to the runner-up for the Vars Award.

  

The Award Includes  

  • Reimbursed for travel associated with attending CNW
  • Recognition during the Research Awards Ceremony at CNW

 


 

 

International Abstract Research Awards

Awards are given for high-scoring, Original International Abstracts accepted for presentation at the International Poster Showcase at CNW.

 

Congratulations to the 2014 Best International Abstract Award Winner

 

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

 

 

Eligibility 

  • First authors of Original International Abstracts
  • All topics related to the interests of CNW

Application Information  

  • Submit abstracts at CNW’s Abstract Submission Site, and opt-in to be considered for the International Poster Showcase and associated awards.
  • A.S.P.E.N.’s Abstract Review Committee selects abstracts for awards. 

The Awards Include (in addition to all other Original Abstract Research Awards):  

  • Best International Abstract: A certificate of accomplishment will be provided to the presenting author, and the Best International Abstract label will publish in JPEN online with your abstract. 
  • International Abstracts of Distinction: A certificate of accomplishment will be provided to the presenting author, and the Abstract of Distinction label will publish in JPEN online with your abstract.  

 


 

Research Workshop Travel Awards

Travel awards are given to the first authors of the top-scoring, Original Abstracts that align with the CNW Research Workshop topic.

 

The 2014 Research Workshop Topic is: 

The Metabolic Basis of Cancer Nutrition Therapy”  

 

Congratulations to CNW14’s Research Workshop Travel Award Winners.

 

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, B.S., James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital, Tampa, FL 

Abstract Title: Identifying Predictors for Enteral Nutrition in Patients Undergoing Chemoradiation Therapy for Head and Neck Cancer

 

 

 

Eligibility 

  • First authors in the early stages of their careers or still in training submitting an Original Abstract
  • Abstract aligns with the Research Workshop topic

 

Application Information  

  • Submit abstracts at CNW’s abstract submission site, and opt-in to be considered.
  • A.S.P.E.N.’s Abstract Review Committee selects top-scoring abstracts. 

 

The Award Includes  

  • $600 reimbursed for travel associated with attending CNW
  • Presentation of your abstract as a poster during the Research Workshop.  (Attendance required).

 

 


 

Abstracts of Distinction

 

These awards are given to the first authors of top-scoring, Original Abstracts accepted for presentation at CNW.

 

Eligibility 

  • Original Abstract submitted to CNW
  • Encore abstracts and Harry M. Vars Award candidates are not eligible

 

Application Information  

  • Submit abstracts at CNW’s abstract submission site to be considered.
    • All Original Abstracts are automatically eligible. It is unnecessary to opt-in to this competition.
    • A.S.P.E.N.’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

 


To learn more about our awards, please email aspen@nutr.org.

 

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