Scholarships & Awards


MDEF sponsors several scholarships. See the MDEF page for more details.

2024 Award Winners

Outstanding Dietitian of the Year (Annie Galbraith Award)

Jane Warden Folkman, MS, RD, LDN

Award being given posthumously.


Young Dietitian of the Year

Jamie Ekstrom, RD, LDN, CLC



Emerging Dietetic Leader

Sue-Ellen Anderson-Haynes, MS, RD, CDCES, LDN, NASM-CPT


Outstanding Preceptor

Kimberly Sabada, MD, RD, LDN, CDCES


Outstanding Educator

Paula Quatromoni, DSc, RD 


Outstanding Dietetics Student in a DI

Elizabeth Zalis


Outstanding Dietetic Student in a DPD

Regina Barrera Flores


Public Policy

Public Policy

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