Hanson named Research Dietetic Practice Group Member of the Year
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Jennifer Hanson, assistant professor in the department of food, nutrition, dietetics and health was named the 2017-2018 member of the year of the Research Dietetic Practice Group (DPG) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Each year, Research DPG honors one of its members who have provided significant and sustained work to advance the mission and goals of the Research DPG with the Research DPG Member of The Year Award. According to Lauri Byerley, Past Chair of the Research DGG, Hanson was instrumental in overhauling and improving the group’s awards application, submission, and review process. In addition to her work as awards chair, Hanson has served as a nominating committee member and as the nominating committee chair.
The Research DPG is comprised of dietetic professionals interested in many aspects of research. Its members are valued sources for conducting, disseminating, interpreting and applying food, nutrition and dietetic research. Hanson’s current research focus is on child nutrition and behavioral health.