Debra Sullivan Recognized as Distinguished Dietitian of the Year Area dietitian receives state-level award for leadership and commitment to profession

Debra Sullivan, RD, PhD of Overland Park, KS, has been named the Distinguished Dietitian of the Year by the Kansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (KSAND). This is the top award given by KSAND, and it recognized a dietitian who demonstrates significant involvement at the local, state, and national levels of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and provides leadership and advancement in the field of dietetics.

Dr. Sullivan is the Department Chair of Dietetics and Nutrition at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She has been involved in nutrition research for 20 years. She continues to promote the field of dietetics and nutrition through student mentorship.

Dr. Sullivan was presented her award during KSAND’s Awards Banquet held in conjunction with their annual conference at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Overland Park, KS, on April 28, 2017.

The Kansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is a state affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals founded in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1917. Today, the Academy has over 100,000 credentialed practitioners — registered dietitian nutritionists, dietetic technicians, registered, and other dietetics professionals holding undergraduate and advanced degrees in nutrition and dietetics, and students — and is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy. To learn more, visit the Academy at

Enclosure : Debra Sullivan is presented Distinguished Dietitian of the Year award by Awards Chair Kathleen Benson.

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