A.S.P.E.N. Announces Dr. Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili, as 2012 Dudrick Research Scholar Award Winner 

Silver Spring, MD, January 17, 2012 — Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) is excited to announce Rose DiMaria-Ghalili, PhD, MSN, BSN, CNSC, Associate Professor, Doctoral Nursing Department, Drexel University, PA, as the 2012 Stanley J. Dudrick Research Scholar Award winner.

The Stanley J. Dudrick Research Scholar Award is presented to investigators in recognition of past research accomplishments and future research potential in the field of nutrition and metabolic support. The award is made in honor of Dr. Dudrick and his research achievements leading to the dramatic development of total parenteral nutrition. The annual award provides the successful candidate with recognition and support for their future research.

Dr. DiMaria-Ghalili is a long time A.S.P.E.N. member and nurse leader. She had done extensive research on malnutrition in the elderly, in patients undergoing cardiac surgery, and has been an active leader in the development of Sustain™, LLC, A.S.P.E.N.’s online patient registry for nutrition care.

“Dr. DiMaria-Ghalili has been a huge part of so many of A.S.P.E.N.’s key strategic efforts,” said Debra S. BenAvram, CAE, Chief Executive Officer, A.S.P.E.N. “She is truly invaluable to our organization and is dedicated to advancing clinical nutrition and metabolism as a whole.”

The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) is dedicated to improving patient care by advancing the science and practice of nutrition support therapy. Founded in 1976, A.S.P.E.N. is an interdisciplinary organization whose members are involved in the provision of clinical nutrition therapies, including parenteral and enteral nutrition. With more than 5,500 members from around the world, A.S.P.E.N. is a community of dietitians, nurses, pharmacists, physicians, scientists, students and other health professionals from every facet of nutrition support clinical practice, research and education.
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Contacts: Jenn Haymaker,
American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition 
Phone: 571-213-3461