ASPEN Rhoads Research Foundation

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The Foundation is named in honor of Jonathan Rhoads, M.D., for his outstanding and renowned contributions to science in the fields of clinical nutrition, nutrition support, and surgery. The Foundation funds exceptional scientific research projects on clinical nutrition and metabolic support. 

Future research should include both basic science-oriented investigations aimed at improving our understanding of the science of nutrient regulation in different disease states, as well as clinical and translational research to determine how the practice of nutrition support can continue to be refined and individualized to optimize clinical outcomes.

Vision:
The Foundation envisions an environment that develops and sustains a vital community of committed nutrition researchers. 

Mission:
To support the personal and professional development of nutrition researchers throughout their careers.

Foundations' Core Values:

Nurture: Supporting personal and professional growth
Integrity: Endorsing honest, ethical behavior
Inquiry: Seeking new knowledge
Quality: Championing scientifically sound research
Inclusiveness: Supporting research across all disciplines and interest areas of ASPEN  

Join us in driving the therapies of tomorrow


Your Gift Makes an Impact - View the videos below and download our Impact Report

 
2018 Nestle Health Science Enteral Nutrition Research Grant Recipient Zudin Amilka Puthucheary, PhD, MBBS, BMedSci., MRCP, EDICM, D. UHM, PGCME, FHEA, FFICM

 
2018 Abbott Nutrition Research Grant Recipient Lee-anne Chapple, PhD, MNutriDiet, BMedSci

 
2018 C. Richard Fleming Grant Recipient Charles Hong, MD

Why Give

The impact of your investment is impressive. Scientists receiving our grants have gone on to conduct research leading to important scientific advances. These scientists have used the Foundation’s grant funding to gain the experience and credibility necessary for successful careers in nutrition research. Most importantly, their work has helped improved the quality of life for thousands of patients. Download our brochure to read their stories.

To continue this important work, we must:

  • Attract greater number of promising future investigators
  • Raise our level of grant support in order to give young researchers a good start
  • Increase the number of grants we fund each year

"With more grants and more grant funding we will be able to better address the crisis we currently face in academic nutrition research. this research – whether in the laboratory or at the bedside – will translate directly to humans and improve our understanding of how to use nutrition to ‘treat’ our patients. the work the ASPEN Rhoads Research Foundation is doing is critical to the future of our field and our patients."  – Dr. Paul Wischmeyer


Contributions made to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the fullest extend of the law.