The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has selected Dr. Susan Steck, a professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and a core faculty member of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health, as the recipient of the 2019 Award for Excellence in the Practice of Dietetics Research. This honor is one of the Academy’s Excellence in Practice Awards, which recognize outstanding registered dietitian nutritionists, nutrition and dietetics technicians, and members of the organization who have demonstrated innovation, creativity and leadership in a specific area of practice (e.g., research, clinical nutrition, community and public health, communications). Dr. Steck was honored at the Academy’s annual meeting in October.
A registered dietitian since 1997, Dr. Steck earned a Master of Public Health and PhD in Nutrition from the University of North Carolina. She then completed postdoctoral fellowships at the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program before returning to her alma mater for her first academic appointment.
Since her arrival at the Arnold School in 2005, Dr. Steck has earned continuous external funding from organizations such as the National Institutes of Health and National Cancer Institute, American Institute for Cancer Research, Department of Defense and Prevent Cancer Foundation. She is currently funded by Susan G. Komen to establish an interdisciplinary doctoral training program in breast cancer disparities research.Friday Letter Submission, Publish on February 28