The purpose of the ‘Emerging Professional in Women’s Health Award’ is to recognize a member of the Women’s Health Dietetic Practice Group (WH DPG) who has exhibited interest and initiative in the area of women’s health.   

A. Criteria for Selection of the Emerging Professional in Women’s Health
 
1. Current member of WH DPG

2. Not a previous recipient of the ‘Emerging Professional in Women’s Health Award’

3. Participated and provided leadership in Academy, DPG, or state-affiliate organization such as committee service, newsletter contributions, and other volunteer work

4. Demonstrated research or practice (professional or volunteer) in the area of women’s health

B. Procedure for Selection  

The complete responsibility for the selection of the ‘Emerging Professional in Women’s Health’ rests with the WH DPG nominating committee.

The coordinator is the WH DPG Awards Chair. 

All applications will be scored blindly and in the event of a tie, the WH DPG Chair will make the final decision.  

C. Action Following Selection

The selected individual will receive an award of $250 and a certificate—presented at the WH DPG Business Meeting at the Food and Nutrition Conference Expo (FNCE).

The individual will also be featured in the Women’s Health newsletter.

 

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* 1. WH Member Making Nomination:

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* 2. Contact Information:

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* 3. Nominee Contact Information:

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* 4. Years as member of WH DPG:

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* 5. Academy #:

After completing this nomination form survey, please send the following materials to info@womenshealthdpg.org:

1. No more than 1 page describing how nominee meets the following criteria: (1 page) 
Please identify how the Nominee has:

Participated and provided leadership in Academy, DPG, or state-affiliate organization such as committee service, newsletter contributions, and other volunteer work.
 
And/or

Demonstrated research or practice (professional or volunteer) in the area of women’s health.
  
Directions for Submitting Outstanding Member Application

The WH Member who is submitting the nomination should complete and submit all forms. 

Forms can be submitted to info@womenshealthdpg.org and are due by June 15, 2018.

Individuals can self-nominate.

The application packet should contain the following:

1. Completed nomination form. (1 page)

2. Two letters of recommendation from professionals and/or community members who have worked closely with the nominee.

Each letter of recommendation should not exceed 2 pages. (up to 4 pages)

Note: Please adhere to these requirements and do not send in additional information. Application packet should NOT exceed 5 pages. Failure to do so may cause the award committee to not accept the application.

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