2020 Medallion Award

The Iowa Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Awards Committee is excited to highlight the 2020 Medallion Award winner, Christina Campbell!

Purpose: To recognize a member of the Iowa Academy who has demonstrated leadership

above and beyond job requirements in either the Iowa Academy or place of employment and

has made outstanding contributions to the dietetic profession.

Number of possible awards: 1

Criteria for Selection:

  1. Active membership in The Academy for at least the previous 10 years.

  2. Active participation in The Academy, Iowa Academy, or District Dietetic Association as demonstrated through leadership and/or inspiration.

  3. Not previously selected for this award.

  4. Demonstrated leadership beyond expectations of the position and/or employment requirements:

  • Outstanding role model or mentor to younger professionals.

  • Outstanding contributions to the dietetic profession.

Nominations may be submitted by individual Iowa Academy members or District Dietetic

Associations. Self-nominations are also accepted.

Christina Campbell, PhD, RDN

Dr. Campbell’s leadership and contributions to dietetics education and service at local, state, and national levels have positively impacted the profession. For those of us who graduated from Iowa State University, we may know Dr. Campbell for her role as Professor in Food Science and Human Nutrition. Over the span of her career, Dr. Campbell has taken on numerous leadership roles at Iowa State and at the national level of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. For example, Dr. Campbell is currently the Director of Graduate Education for the Masters in Professional Practice of Dietetics program at Iowa State. She has also served as a member of AND Sustainable, Resilient, Healthy Food and Water Systems Workgroup during which she served as an author on position papers and contributed to the Evidence Analysis Library. Dr. Campbell has also excelled in her research, with multiple peer reviewed publications, numerous international and national research presentations, and several funded grants on which she was the Principal Investigator. What was most notable in her letters of support was Dr. Campbell’s dedication and generosity with sharing time and mentorship through teaching appointments and research opportunities. She has been the Chair for 17 graduate students, served on more than 20 graduate student committees, and provided research opportunities for nearly two dozen undergraduate students. To quote one of her

letters of support “As a dietetic educator at Iowa State University, she has the unique opportunity to teach the next generation of dietitians, many of who go on to work as dietitians in the state of Iowa. If done correctly, instructors have the capacity to change lives, not just the lives of the students, but the people & patients that come into contact with the hundreds of dietitians Christina’s trained over the years. As her student, she instilled within me the importance to learn, grow, and reflect on my work, both professionally and personally.”

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