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2018 Distinguished Practice Award


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Kim Robien, PhD, RD, FAND, is an Associate Professor in the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, and a member of the George Washington University Cancer Center. She is a Registered Dietitian, nutritional scientist, and epidemiologist whose research focuses on diet in relation to cancer prevention and survivorship. Dr. Robien completed the Coordinated Undergraduate Program in Dietetics at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and practiced as an oncology dietitian for more than 10 years prior to beginning her research career. She received her PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Washington, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in molecular epidemiology at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Dr. Robien has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed research publications, seven book chapters, and serves on the Editorial Boards for the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Nutrition in Clinical Practice.


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Anne Voss, PhD, RDN, LDN, writes, speaks and consults on malnutrition, oncology nutrition and oncology nutrition research design.  She is a visiting professor at University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada following a career as an Associate Research Fellow in the Volwiler Society at Abbott Nutrition.

Dr. Voss has experience in the creation of international nutrition guidelines for pressure ulcers, renal disease and oncology and has extensive experience in nutrition research. She served on the Oncology Evidence Analysis work group, held leadership positions in local and state dietetic associations, sat on the Council on Research for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and is currently editing Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice.

Dr. Voss worked for The Ohio State University College of Medicine, The Ohio State University Hospitals, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. She has published over 75 journal articles, monographs, and book chapters, and is listed in Who's Who in the World for her discovery of the pathway for the synthesis of the omega-3 fatty acid, DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), important in the development of brain and retina in newborn babies.

Dr. Voss earned her undergraduate degree in Medical Dietetics and a PhD in nutritional biochemistry from The Ohio State University. She recently received the Distinguished Alumni Award from The Ohio State University, a President’s Award, and a Luminary Award from Abbott Laboratories.

2018 Connie San Andres-Robles Distinguished Service Award



Katrina Claghorn is the Advanced Practice Clinical Dietitian Specialist at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She developed the nutrition counseling program at the Abramson Cancer Center where she works with both Radiation Oncology and Medical Oncology patients. Over the years, she has overseen the nutritional care for all cancer types. Her practice also includes wellness nutrition, complementary and alternative nutrition therapies, and weight loss counseling and she completed the Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is also a contributor to OncoLink the University of Pennsylvania’s cancer website.

2018 Friend of the DPG Award 


2018 Award for Excellence in Oncology Nutrition Research


2018 Small Research Grant


"Impact of branched-chain amino acid supplementation on quality of life and overall survival in patients receiving liver directed therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma

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