Volunteer Opportunities


"I got involved in the Research DPG early in my career. It gave me a "home" within the Academy. Fellow members were inspiring and encouraging. Eventually I became chair of the DPG and that launched me to the national level. Since then, I have been on the national ballot and was elected speaker of the house of delegates! I have also been on the Academy ballot for President-elect. The Research DPG served a critical role in my career success."  Nancy Lewis, Research DPG member

Interested in broadening your networking opportunities and expanding your leadership skills? 

Serving on the Research DPG Executive Committee provides an opportunity to work with leaders in the field of nutrition research on important issues. Learn more about the positions within the Research DPG Executive Committee by clicking the links below.

Elected Officials
Other Officials

Volunteering provides opportunities to network with Research DPG members and helps the Research DPG grow and prosper. In order to match your interests with a volunteer position, we need to learn more about you. Please send us your name, contact information and a recent CV. 


Nominations Open for Research DPG Leadership Positions

The Research Dietetic Practice Group (RDPG) is currently seeking nominees for the 2017-2018 Executive Committee. Getting involved with the RDPG provides an opportunity to get to know and work with leaders in the field of nutrition research on important issues. Serving on the RDPG Executive Committee will expand your networking opportunities and help hone your leadership skills.

Concerned you don't "have the skills it takes?"
Good news, no past RDPG volunteer experience is necessary for most positions.

The most important attribute is a desire to get involved and to serve.
It only takes a few minutes to review the job descriptions below.
 Then contact one of your Nominating Committee members (listed below) to express your interest and/or ask questions.
You will be glad you did!

We are currently seeking nominees for the following positions:

  • Chair-Elect (3-year rotation)
  • Treasurer (2-year term)
  • Nominating Committee (3-year rotation)

 Please contact a Nominating Committee member by September 15 to express your interest, or nominate a fellow member:


National Awards Committee Volunteers Needed - please submit your interest by September 15, 2017. For details and instructions on how to apply, please click here