Congratulations to our newly elected officers who will take their positions June1.Incoming chair elect will be Beth Taylor and nominating chair associate will be Elizabeth Pash. Thank you two so much for your willingness to volunteer for DNS leadership!
To check your state and county's food insecurity rates:
Board of Directors
President-elect: Sonja Connor, MS, RD, LD (OR)
Director-at-Large: Catherine Christie, PhD, RD, FADA, LD/N (FL)
House of Delegates
Speaker-elect: Elise Smith, MA, RD, LD (MS)
Director: Diane W. Heller, MMSc, RD, LD (GA)
At-Large Delegate-Dietetic Technician, Registered: Michelle Clinton-Hahn, DTR (TX)
• Nancy Becker, MS, RD, LD (OR)
• Deanne Brandstetter, MBA, RD, CDN (NY)
• Martha Peppones, MS, RD, CD (WA)
Jodi Wolfe was a recipient of the DNS Professional Development Scholarship. She used her award to fund her trip to A.S.P.E.N.'s Clinical Nutrition Week in Phoneix, Arizona earlier this month. Please read the attached letter to learn more about Jodi's experience.
Are you interested in attending a top-notch professional meeting, but need funds to help get yourself there? If so, apply for the Professional Development Scholarship today. The next deadline is April 1, 2013. For questions, please contact Britta Brown at email@example.com
Stephanie Dobak was one of the recipients of the fall DNS Professional Development Scholarship. She used her funds to attend A.S.P.E.N.'s Clinical Nutrition Week earlier this month. Please read the attached letter to learn more about Stephanie's experience.
The next deadline for applying for the Professional Development Scholarship is April 1, 2013. Please refer to the attached application document or contact Britta Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Recent publications related to pediatric nutrition support:
Angsten G, Finkel Y, Lucas S, et al. Improved outcome in neonatal short bowel syndrome using parenteral fish oil in combination with 6/9 lipid emulsions. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 2012;36:587-595.
Bicakli D, Yilmaz M, Aksoylar S, et al. Enteral nutrition is feasible in pediatric stem cell transplantation. Pediatric Blood & Cancer. 2012;59:1327-1329.
Cochrane Review: Pre-operative Nutrition Support in Patients Undergoing Gastrointestinal Surgery. Burden S, Todd S, Hill J, Lal S. 2012.
A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, including Malawian children, 6 to 59 months of age, with severe acute malnutrition to receive amoxicillin, cefdinir, or placebo for 7 days in addition to ready-to-use therapeutic food for the outpatient treatment of uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition. They found that the addition of antibiotics was associated with improved recovery and mortality rates. Here is the reference to the article:
N Engl J Med 2013; 368:425-435January 31, 2013DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1202851
Congratulations to Bethany Blalock who was chosen as the winner of 2013 DNS Student Scholarship! Bethany is a dietetic intern at the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, VA and is excited about the opportunity to attend a nutrition support conference. She is passionate about nutrition support and wishes to become an expert in the area of gastrointestinal health. Again, congratulations to Bethany and best wishes for a successful career in dietetics!
DNS Members -
Great News! The sixth offering of the Advanced Enteral Nutrition Program is now taking applications! The Advanced enteral Nutrition Program is designed to promote advanced knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm for enteral nutrition.
The next course sponsored by the Nestle Nutrition Institute will begin April 17th and the deadline to apply is March 6th. Go to www.nestle-nutrition.com to apply!