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Congratulations ASPEN24 Prize Drawing Winners!

The Foundation is excited to announce the winners of our recent “Support Clinical Nutrition Research" raffle at ASPEN24. 

  • Mary P.C. has won a one-year ASPEN Membership;
  • Sharon D. is the recipient of a $100 ASPEN bookstore gift card; and
  • The winner of the complementary ASPEN25 registration in Columbus has chosen to pass their prize on to a new ASPEN member. New ASPEN members who join between 11/1/2023 and 10/31/2024 will have a chance to win a free ASPEN25 registration.

We want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all donors for their generous contributions. Your support will have a significant impact on advancing clinical nutrition research and improving the lives of patients in need.

Once again, congratulations to our winners, and thank you to all contributors for your unwavering support. 

We invite you to consider donating at to support the Rhoads Research Foundation.     

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.

Promotes innovation and research discovery to improve nutrition care and health.

Raises money to fund clinical and metabolic research that translates to safe and effective nutrition care.

Foundations' Core Values:

Cultivate: Support research careers
Integrity: Promote ethics in research
Inquiry: Seek new knowledge
Quality: Champion scientifically sound research
Inclusiveness: Support diverse multidisciplinary investigators

Join us in driving the therapies of tomorrow

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.