Presentation on theme: "Orientation: New NAB Members"— Presentation transcript:
1 Orientation: New NAB Members Welcome to the National Association of Bionutritionists (NAB)
2 NAB Organization Organization Formed in 1990 Formerly NARND (National Association ofResearch Nurses and Dietitians)Organization Name Change: NAGB to NABThe National Association of GCRC Bionutritionists (NAGB) renamed to the National Association of Bionutritionists (NAB) in 2007 after NIH transitioning of General Clinical Research Centers to Clinical & Translational Science Award sites (CTSAs)MissionThe National Association of Bionutritionists isan organization dedicated to promoting thehealth of the nation through the pursuit ofclinical research
3 What is a “bionutritionist”? This term was coined in years past by NIH officials who wanted to have a uniform, unique job title amongst dietitians and nutrition researchersFor the purpose of NAB membership, a bionutritionist is “a nutrition specialist trained in research who is employed by a National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)-funded research center,such as a General Clinical Research Center(GCRC) and Clinical and TranslationalScience Award (CTSA) centers, or by theNIH Clinical Center”.This definition is in our by-laws and helpsus to identify who is eligible for NABmembership.
4 NAB Organization NAB By-Laws Located on NAB website:As necessary, the board will make recommendations for revisions or additions to the by-lawsThe board will ask the membership to vote on these changes prior to the annual meeting
5 NAB Government NAB Board Elected Officers (Voting) Appointed Committees ChairsAppointed Regional Representatives
6 Elected Officers 2010-2011 Suzanne Summer (President) Holly Callahan Cincinnati Children’s HospitalHolly Callahan(President - Elect)University of WashingtonMeena Shankar(Past - President)University of FloridaKathleen Farrell (Sec/Treas)University of Colorado, BoulderEmily Tarleton(Sec/Treas – Elect)University of Vermont
7 Regional Representatives 2010-2011 Midwest:Lisa DavisUniversity of Wisconsin Hospital & ClinicsNortheast:Diane MeehanThe Rockefeller UniversityWest:Rachelle BrossLos Angeles Biomedical Institute/Harbor UCLASouth:Dawn McDougaldMorehouse School of Medicine
8 Committee Chairs 2010-2011 Jennifer Frediani (Chair) Julia Jordan Education/Leadership Resources Committee:Jennifer Frediani(Chair)Emory UniversityNewsletter Editor:Julia JordanOregon Health & Sciences UniversityInformation Management Committee:Lisa Basel-BrownUniversity of Pennsylvania Medical Center
9 University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics University of Washington Committee ChairsWebmaster:Beth MacIntoshUniversity ofNorth CarolinaMembership & Mentoring Committee:Lisa Davis (Chair)University of Wisconsin Hospital & ClinicsWell Controlled Diet Study Book:Linda EasterWake Forest University School of MedicineNominating Committee:Meena Shankar (Chair)University of FloridaPlanning Committee:Holly Callahan (Chair)University of Washington
10 New MembersIf you are interested in becoming a new member of the NAB, please review the membership descriptions under the Membership site, to see which member status category (Active or Affiliate) applies to you.Please contact the Secretary/Treasurer about dues payment and addition to the roster.
11 New MembersOnce you are added to the online roster, you will receive a 90-day free access password for the Members Only/NAB Forum section of the website. The NAB Forum section of our website will allow you access to:FAQs and answers asked from our list serve in the pastContinuing education seminarsElection and voting information
12 Transitioning or Relocating to another CTSA or GCRC site? If you are vacating your Bionutritionist position at one CTSA/GCRC and are going to start working as a Bionutritionist at another CTSA/GCRC, please contact the Secretary/Treasurer – Elect and let he/she know what date you are leaving your current position and starting your new one. Also, provide your new work address, , and phone numbers if that is available to you.
13 Resigning Bionutritionist If you are resigning, please the Secretary/Treasurer – Elect and let him/her know when you will be leaving your Bionutritionist position. If you would like to continue to have access to the membership section of our website after your resignation, you may pay dues as an Affiliate Member. Please refer to our Membership page for membership description options.
14 RESOURCES NAB Members ADA Conference/Research DPG Listserv Website Bionutrition Research Books
15 RESOURCESNAB MEMBERSThe MOST important resource provided by the NAB is its members.Each member has developed their own specialty areas since we have different areas of interest and each of our units have different needs.
16 RESOURCES American Dietetic Association ADA/R-DPG The NAB has connected with the ADA’s Research Dietetics Practice Group. This DPG has a subunit called the “Clinical and Translational Science” subunit, which is of interest to many NAB members, and which any R-DPG member can join. Several NAB members have joined this subunit.The R-DPG meets at the annual ADA Meetings.You can become a member of the Research DPG and request membership to their online listserv as another resource. See the R-DPG website at
17 RESOURCESLISTSERVThere is a Bionutritionists’ list serve at This list serve is an excellent way to ask or respond to questions shared amongst the CTSA/GCRC Bionutritionists.To request addition to the NAB listserv, please send your name and address to the Secretary of the Association of CTSA/GCRC Systems Managers at
19 RESOURCES NAB WEBSITE NAB FORUM/Members Only Section Physiological AssessmentsResearch DietsResearch KitchenResearch Participant EducationResearch Articles of InterestNAB WEBSITENAB FORUM/Members Only SectionUsing the Site/HelpCurrent TopicsGeneral DiscussionBOD and Committee AreaAdministrationDiet AssessmentInformation Management
20 RESOURCESNAB WEBSITENewsletter is published twice yearly on the NAB Website:FebruaryAugust
21 RESOURCES BIONUTRITION RESEARCH BOOKS B. Dennis, A. Ershow, E. Obarzanek, B.Clarence. Well-Controlled Diet Studies in Humans: A Practical Guide to Design and Management ADA Available to order through the NAB website.E. Monsen. Research: Successful Approaches ADA 2008 (3rd Edition). Available to order through the ADA website (www.eatright.org)