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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.


Diversity Resources

The Research DPG has started a page of resources related to diversity, equity, and inclusivity in nutrition and dietetics training, research, and practice. Access the resources here


Nominations for 2021 Election

Now is the time to start thinking about the future. The call for nominations for the 2021 Academy national election has begun. Nominations for president-elect, speaker-elect and treasurer-elect close September 4, 2020. Nominations for all other positions are due by November 6, 2020. The Nominating Committee is looking for leaders with proven skills and vision to further the profession. Please visit www.eatrightPRO.org/elections to view the positions available on the 2021 ballot and access the online nomination form. 


Member Wins National Academy Award
Congratulations to RDPG members recognized with Academy national honors and awards!
Awards will be presented at FNCE® 2020.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Medallion Awards, given each year since 1976, honor Academy members who have shown dedication to the high standards of the nutrition and dietetics profession through active participation, leadership, and devotion to serving others in nutrition and dietetics, as well as allied health fields. Several awards are given each year to those members whose dedication to the Academy and service to the profession serve as an example to all. 

Medallion Award
David H. Holben, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND
The University of Mississippi


Member Appointed as the Inaugural Dennis Bier, MD Young Career Editor of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

AJCN is pleased to announce that Kevin Klatt, PhD, RD has been appointed as AJCN’s inaugural Dennis Bier, MD Young Career Editor. Watch AJCN Academic Editor, Dr. Deirdre Tobias, interview him about his priorities for this new position.


Seeking Topics and Speakers for an Agriculture Webinar Series

The Research DPG is seeking help identifying topics and speakers for a webinar series on different facets of agriculture. If you would like to help or know of people who might, please contact our Fundraising and Webinar committees. 


Academy-Sponsored Webinar Series

Enhancing Diversity in the Dietetics Profession: Stories from RD/RDNs with Disabilities (Part 1) 

PDF of webinar slides available here.

Webinar transcript available here.

CPE certificate (watching recording, code 175) available here.

CPE certificate (if watched live) available here

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Enhancing Diversity in the Dietetics Profession:  Stories from RD/RDNs with Disabilities (Part 2)

PDF of webinar slides available here

Webinar transcript available here.

CPE certificate (watching recording, code 175) available here

CPE certificate (if watched live) available here

YouTube link available here

Tips from the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) for Hiring RD/RDNs with Disabilities

PDF of webinar slides available here

Webinar transcript available here.

CPE certificate (watching recording, code 175) available here

CPE certificate (if watched live) available here

YouTube link available here.


For Research DPG webinars, visit our webinar page.


RDPG 2018-2019 Annual Report

The RDPG 2018-2019 Annual Report is available now.



Shelly DeBiasse, PhD, RDN, the RDPG Diversity Liaison and Kate Burt, PhD, RD were interviewed by Diversify Dietetics for their #InclusiveDietetics Facebook group and study. 

FREE WEBINAR: Available to members and non-members!
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"Demystifying Grad School" Webinar (1 CPEU).


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