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Congratulations to the Research DPG Summer 2023 Award Winners

On behalf of the Research DPG, the awards sponsors, and the awards committee, we would like to thank everyone who submitted an award application this year. We received an outstanding pool of applications, and the reviewers were impressed by the overall quality of the work submitted. We are pleased to announce the following award winners.

The Research DPG Emerging Author Award

Emily Hill, PhD, RD

For the publication titled "Differences in Adherence to American Heart Association’s Life’s Essential 8, Diet Quality, and Weight Loss Strategies Between Those With and Without Recent Clinically Significant Weight Loss in a Nationally Representative Sample of US Adults"

Reckitt/Mead Johnson Nutrition/Research DPG Student Pilot Grant Award

Janie DiNatale, MS, RD

For the project "Dietary Nitrate as an Adjuvant Therapy for Hypertensive Pregnancies and a Nutritional Modifier of Cardiovascular Programming in Offspring"

Reckitt/Mead Johnson Nutrition/ RDPG Student Research Award

Joanna Wirkus, BS, RD

For the abstract "Characterizing the effects of diet-related changes in adiposity on the gut microbiome in the context of pancreatic carcinogenesis"



We would like to extend a special thank you to Reckitt/Mead Johnson Nutrition for their generous sponsorship of the awards and also thank all who conducted the application reviews.