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Vicki Schwartz Named Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

March 15, 2016

Vicki Schwartz, DCN, assistant clinical professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, was recently inducted as a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (FAND). This accomplishment recognizes Academy members who have distinguished themselves among their colleagues, as well as in their communities, by their service to the dietetics profession and by optimizing the nation’s health through food and nutrition.

To achieve Fellow status, applicants must accumulate 100 points in a variety of areas, including research, service and education – something that Schwartz notes takes quite a few years to accomplish. “Once you do accumulate 100 points, you get a good appreciation of what you have accomplished in your career,” said Schwartz.

Schwartz joined Drexel as a faculty member in 2004. She has over 35 years of experience as a registered dietitian working in areas of gastroenterology, cardiac, diabetes, oncology, bone marrow transplantation and nutrition support. She has been certified as a nutrition support clinician for the past 30 years. Her research has included both “Documentation of Nutrition Misinformation on the Internet” and the “Use of Standardized Patients as an Experiential Teaching Strategy in Nutrition Counseling Courses”.