Alumni Awards

Each award recognizes the outstanding impact Friedman School alumni have had on the field of nutrition science and policy.  Help us recognize our remarkable Friedman School graduates by nominating someone today!

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Award Descriptions

Excellence in Nutrition Award

This award is presented to an individual who has conducted cutting-edge or high-impact work in their field. The recipient will be a strong leader, a respected expert in their profession, and have made outstanding contributions throughout their career. 

Leah Horowitz Award - In memory of Leah Horowitz (FPAN ’06)

This award is presented to an individual who demonstrates a substantial commitment to community impact in the United States or internationally. The recipient must strive to bridge cultures and achieve lasting change by empowering individuals in their local communities with skills, leadership opportunities and/or education.

Rising Star Award 

This award is presented to an individual who is making a significant impact on the field of nutrition science and policy and has graduated within the past 10 years.  The recipient must be making a considerable contribution to their respective career field and demonstrate a continued commitment to effect change in their area(s) of expertise. 

View a list of Alumni Association Award Recipients through the years.

Who’s Eligible?

  • All alumni of the Frances Stern Nutrition Center Dietetic internship/M.S. program
  • All alumni of the Friedman School of Nutrition programs (M.S. & Ph.D.)  

Nominees can be:

  • Working domestically or abroad

  • Engaged in any aspect of the nutrition field (agriculture, applied science, basic science, business and industry, clinical dietetics, communication, community outreach, education, policy, public health, media, non-profit organization, research, sustainability, or other fields)   

  • Yourself! Please feel free to self-nominate for any of these awards.

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