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DPG and MIG Awards

Dietetic Practice Groups (DPGs) and Member Interest Groups (MIG) establish various awards for DPG/MIG members. Learn more about the various awards and award winners by visiting each DPG or MIG websites. The award recipients from 2020-2021 are listed below.

Student Scholarship

  • Gemandy Langfelder

Excellence in Leadership Award

  • Aimee Reuhs, MS, MPH, RD, LDN
Outstanding Student Award
  • Mariana Leon, BS, NDTR
Excellence in Service & Leadership Award
  • Madhu Gadia, MS, RDN, CDE
Champion Award
  • Dr. Nancy Cheng, MD, PhD
Diabetes Educator of the Year Award
  • Janis Roszler, PhD, RD, LD/N, CDCES, FAND
Distinguished Service Award
  • Elizabeth Quintana, EdD, RD, LD, CDCES
Publications Award
  • Linda Delahanty, MS, RD
Circle Award
  • Alexandra Oppenheimer-Delvito, MS, RD, CDN
Founders Award
  • Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD, FAND
Excellence in Service
  • Manju Karkare MS RDN LDN CLT FAND
Visionary Award
  • Coco Newton, MPH, RD, CNS

Distinguished Service Award

  • Christina Rollins, MBA, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND, CLSSGB

Distinguished Practice Award

  • Kathy Logan Coughlin, MS, RD, LD, CNSC

Research Grant Recipients

  • Maggie Jerome, MS, RD, CNSC and Krystel Ouaijan, RD, MSc
Excellence in Hunger and Environmental Nutrition Leadership
  • Farryl M.W. Bertmann, PhD, RDN
Distinguished Trinko Service Award
  • Nancy J. Correa, PhD, RDN, LND
Golden YAM (You Are Magnificent) Award
  • Judith Anglin, PhD, RDN, FAND
  • Angela Roberson, BS, RD
Griot Award
  • Gladys Jennings, MS
  • Betty Austin, MPH, RD, LD
Dr. Evelyn Crayton Scholarship
  • Moriam Balogun
  • Neosie Morris
  • Ebony Taylor Walker-White
  • Ayanna Lynn
  • Callia Cox
Award of Excellence
  • Henna Muzaffar, PhD, RD, FAND (and team member Nancy Prange, MS, RD, LDN)
Student Scholarships
  • Kayla Parsons and Leigh Neptune
Outstanding Dietitian Award
  • Vandana Sheth, RDN, CDCES, FAND
Creative Nutrition Education Award
  • Megan Dougherty, MA, RD, CSP, LDN, CNSC
Published Research Award
  • Kirstie Ducharme-Smith, MS, RD, LDN
Recognized Neonatal RDN
  • Laura Gollins, MBA, RD, LD, CNSC
Research Grant Awards
  • Lori Bechard, PhD, M.Ed., RDN
  • Jessica Garay, PhD, RDN, FAND, CSCS
Pre-Professional Scholarships
  • Alexis Guttilla
  • Krissi Thomopoulos
  • Lauren Hopkin
Nutrition Outreach & Education Mini-Grant
  • Ginger Carney, MPH, RDN, LDN, IBCLC, RLC, FILCA, FAND
Outstanding Service Award
  • Stacey C Phillips, MS, RD
Achievement Award Winners
  • Mark Kern PhD, RD, CSSD
  • Cheryl Toner, MS, RDN
Distinguished Scholar Award
  • Karen Daigle MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS
Excellence in Practice Award
  • Lindzi Torres MPH, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, ACSM EC-P
Student Award
  • Peter Pace MS, CSCS
Graduate Student Research Grant (Wellness)
  • Shannon Herbert MS, RD
Practitioner Sports Research Grant
  • Diane DellaValle PhD, RDN, CSSD
  • Kelly Pritchett PhD, RDN, CSSD
Award of Excellence in Service and Leadership
  • Joycelyn Peterson, DrPH, MPH, RDN
Cindy Reeser State Coordinator of the Year Award
  • Katie Ellison, MS, RDN, LDN
Excellence in Emerging Practice Award
  • Sereen Zawahri Krasuna, MS, RD, LD
Excellence in Established Practice Award
  • Julie Schwartz, MS, RDN, CSOWM, LD, ACSM-EP, NBC-HWC
Excellence in Emerging Outcomes Research Award
  • Jacob T. Mey, PhD, RD
Excellence in Practice in Women’s Health
  • Val Schonberg, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, NCMP, FAND
Emerging Professional in Women’s Health
  • Kanisha Neal, RD, CLEC
Outstanding Student in Women’s Health
  • Zul Franchesca Panganiban