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The Research Dietetic Practice Group (DPG) is an enthusiastic group of nutrition and dietetic professionals dedicated to improving understanding about the impact of food and nutrition on health and disease. The field of nutrition is multi-faceted—thus, DPG members have disparate research interests. However, the drive for evidence bonds usLearn more about the members of the Research DPG.


Join RDPG at FNCE® 2019
Meet, learn, and network with RDPG members at FNCE® 2019! 
Plan your RDPG events with the RDPG @ FNCE® page.
Are you presenting your research in a session or poster at FNCE®? To have your session added to the RDPG list, please email your session information to webmaster@researchdpg.org.

Join the Research Dietetic Practice Group for a pre-conference symposium sponsored by BENEO Institute on October 26 in Philadelphia!

The gut microbiome and prebiotics: a powerful synergy for health and prevention  

Our gut is home to the largest community of microbes that play a key role in maintaining host health and metabolic balance. In this symposium, you will learn what prebiotics are and what science demonstrates as their role in supporting health and in managing metabolic disease. There will also be a live technical demonstration session on fibers and what they can do in a food matrix to improve gut dysbiosis. Learn more here


RDPG Students and Professionals Recognized by the Academy 

Congratulations to RDPG members recognized in the September 2019 issue of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics!

Recognized Young Dietitian

  • Eliza Short, RD (AZ)
  • Maria Morgan-Bathke, PhD, RD, CD (MN)
  • Khawhlah S. Al-Muhanna, MS, RDN (OH)
  • Andrea Moosreiner, MPH, RD (WI)

Outstanding Dietetics Student

  • Flaminia Aceranti (CT)
  • Hannah Wilson, BS (GA)
  • Brooke Wickman, MS, RD (MN)
  • Emily K. Kuettel (NY)
  • Dimitra K. Thomopoulos (PA)
  • KayLeigh Kaiser (TX)
  • Hillary Nason (WA)

Outstanding Dietetics Educator

  • Sarah Couch, PhD, RDN (DPD, University of Cinncinati)
  • Hope Barkoukis, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND (CPD, Case Western Reserve University)
  • Merel Kozlosky, MS, RD (DI, National Institutes of Health)

Outstanding Dietitian

  • Esther F. Myers, PhD, RDN, FAND (International Affiliate)
  • Ingrid Lofgren, PhD, MPH, RD (RI)
  • Nicole Brown, MS, RDN, LD, ACSM EP-C (VA)

Emerging Dietetics Leader

  • Colleen M. Tewksbury, PhD, MPH, RD, LDN (PA)


Members Win National Academy Awards
Congratulations to RDPG members recognized with Academy national honors and awards!
Awards will be presented at FNCE® 2019.

Medallion Award
Dr. Karen Chapman-Novafokski, PhD, RD, LDN
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Excellence in Practice Award
Dr. Susan Steck, PhD, MPH, RD, FAND
University of South Carolina


Submit Your Research Photos

The RDPG would like photos of our members doing research in their respective fields to represent our dynamic community of nutrition professionals. If you are willing to share your photos, please submit them to researchdpgchair@gmail.com for a chance to be featured in advertisements for RDPG membership!


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