Kris-Etherton to receive Marjorie Hulsizer Copher Award from the American Dietetic Association

The American Dietetic Association (ADA) has named Dr. Penny Kris-Etherton, Distinguished Professor of Nutrition in Penn State's College of Health and Human Development, the 2007 recipient of the Marjorie Hulsizer Copher Award. This award recognizes significant and on-going contributions to both the ADA and the field of nutrition. This prestigious honor will be presented on Saturday, September 29, 2007 at the ADA's Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo in Philadelphia.

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Dr. Kris-Etherton has a long history of service to both the ADA and the field of nutrition as evidenced by her leadership in the ADA, her extensive research and publications, and her organizational involvement aimed at cultivating wellness through research, education and leadership. Through her involvement with the ADA ,Dr. Kris-Etherton has made notable contributions in the areas of heart health, women's health and nutrition, and nutrition education. She served as the ADA representative to WOMENHEART, the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease, and as a member of the ADA's Cardiovascular Disease Task Force that developed Clinical Indicators for Quality Assurance.

Dr. Kris-Etherton has collaborated with other world-renowned researchers making significant contributions to the study of cholesterol, lipids, and cardiovascular disease, among many other topics. She has received several awards for outstanding research including the Elaine R. Monsen Award for Outstanding Research Literature presented by the American Dietetic Association Foundation.

Dr. Kris-Etherton has worked with the American Heart Association, the Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the National Institutes of Health to craft national nutrition policy.

With more than 67,000 members, the American Dietetic Association is the nation's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. ADA serves the public by promoting optimal nutrition, health and well-being. ADA members are the nation's food and nutrition experts, translating the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living.


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