Information for FASPEN Nominations

ASPEN Class of 2022 Fellows
The Class will be announced at the ASPEN 2022 Nutrition Science & Practice Conference.

Aplication will open in August 2022 for the Class of 2023 Fellows.

Benefits
Fellows will be recognized at the ASPEN 2022 Nutrition Science & Practice Conference in March 2022. Fellows may use the “FASPEN” designation in their signature, which highlights their dedication to the field and nutrition support. ASPEN will provide multiple channels for Fellows to promote this accomplishment, including press release templates and letters for employers. 

Eligibility
To be considered for the FASPEN designation, a candidate must be a current member of ASPEN in good standing and have been a member of ASPEN for the past 5 consecutive years. ASPEN members are eligible to be considered if they accumulate a minimum of 15 points in the criteria outlined below. The total point score will be considered during the selection process. ASPEN membership must be maintained to use the FASPEN designation. Sitting ASPEN Board of Director members are not eligible to apply during the term.

Meeting the eligibility and criteria does not guarantee selection of this honor.

FASPEN Obligations

  • Maintain ASPEN membership
  • Support ASPEN's mission
  • Serve as a mentor to other ASPEN member(s)
  • Be a thought leader
  • Support the ASPEN Rhoads Research Foundation
  • Identify and sponsor future FASPEN candidates
  • Participate in ASPEN programs sponsored by the FASPEN committee
  • Follow ASPEN's Volunteer Code of Conduct

Criteria
Contributions to ASPEN (includes both past and present activities)
(15 points maximum for eligibility); total point score will be considered during the selection process

  • Serve on an ASPEN committee or task force or journal editorial board: 1 point per committee
  • Serve as chair of an ASPEN committee or task force: 3 points per chairmanship
  • Serve as a member of the ASPEN Board of Directors: 3 points per year
  • Serve as a Section leader: 1 point per year of service
  • Serve as a Board member of a local ASPEN chapter: 1 point per year of service
  • Receive an award for an ASPEN local Chapter while serving on the Board: 1 point per award
  • Present a poster at ASPEN Nutrition Science and Practice Conference within 3 years of application: 1 point per poster
  • Give an oral presentation at ASPEN Nutrition Science and Practice Conference within 3 years of application: 1 point per presentation
  • Participate as a webinar (or any virtual learning) presenter: 1 point per presentation
  • Publish articles in JPEN or NCP: 2 points per article for first and last authors, 1 point for co-authors
  • Serve as Editor-in-Chief of an ASPEN publication: 4 points per publication
  • Serve as an author of an ASPEN publication: 1 point per publication
  • Serve as an author of an ASPEN guideline or standard: 1 point per publication for first and last authors
  • Receive an ASPEN award: 3 points per award
  • Receive an ASPEN Rhoads Research Foundation grant: 2 points
  • Years of ASPEN membership beyond 15 years (must be over the immediate past 15 years and must still be an active member): 1 point per year beyond 15.

Contributions to the clinical nutrition community (includes both past and present activities): (10 points maximum for eligibility); total point score will be considered during the selection process
  • Participate as an oral presenter at another nutrition conference: 1 point per presentation
  • Publish clinical nutrition articles in other peer-reviewed journals: 1 point per article for first and last authors
  • Publish clinical nutrition articles in newsletters or other publications: 1 point per article for first and last authors
  • Teach clinical nutrition in an accredited program: 1 point per year
  • Participate in a federally-funded or foundation-funded research grant related to nutrition support: 1 for being a co-investigator or key personnel; 2 points for being the primary investigator
  • Serve as a volunteer leader of another local, national, regional or international organization with ties to clinical nutrition:  1 point per volunteer role


Education and Certification: (5 points maximum for eligibility); total point score will be considered during the selection process

  • Advanced degree beyond the core discipline degrees: 1 point per degree
  • Certification specific to nutrition support: 2 point per certification

Sponsors and Referrals

Candidates are asked to provide a name of a current ASPEN Fellow to sponsor their application. If they do not know a current Fellow, ASPEN staff will assist with introductions. This sponsor will provide a recommendation for the individual.

Candidates must provide a second contact for an additional recommendation. This person may be a current ASPEN Fellows, or a colleague who can attest to contributions by the individual.

Members of the ASPEN Board of Directors, members of the ASPEN Fellows Selection Committee and family members may not provide recommendations.

Additional Information
Candidates are asked to provide a current CV and headshot.

Please send any questions to Donna Butcher, Director, Membership.