Research Workshop Travel Awards

Congratulations to the 2020 Research Workshop Travel Award Winners

Anni Rong, BS, Medical Student, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Abstract Title: Association of nutritional status and hospital-acquired infections in elderly orthopedic trauma patients

Naphat Taonam BSc, Graduate Student in Nutrition, Â Ramathibodi Hospital and Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University
Abstract Title: Validation of a Nutrition Alert Form (NAF) against Patient-Generated Subjective Global Assessment (PG-SGA) in oncological patients

Katherine Venneri, MScFN(c), Student, Brescia University College
Abstract Title: Using personalized nutrigenomics testing to mitigate overweight/obesity risk post-transplant: A randomized clinical intervention pilot study

View Past Research Workshop Travel Award Winners


  • Any Early Career Investigator submitting an Original Abstract to the ASPEN Nutrition Science & Practice Conference that aligns with the Research Workshop topic
  • An applicant is considered an Early Career Investigator if he/she is within 10 years of completing a terminal research degree or medical residency (or the equivalent). ASPEN's definition adheres to NIH's guidelines for New Investigators.

Application Information  

  • Submit abstracts to ASPEN's abstract submission site, and select the option to be considered for Research Workshop Travel Awards.
  • ASPEN’s Abstract Review Committee selects top-scoring abstracts. 

The Award Includes  

  • $1000 reimbursement for travel associated with attending the ASPEN Nutrition Science and Practice Conference
  • Presentation of your abstract as a poster during the Research Workshop.  (Workshop attendance required).