2010 Excellence in Weight Management Outcomes Research Award
Congratulations to Linda M. Delahanty, MS, RD, LDN who has been selected as the Excellence in Weight Management Outcomes Research Award Winner which is sponsored by McNeil Nutritionals.
Ms. Delahanty has been a member of the weight management (WM) dietetic practice group (DPG) since its inception and has been a pioneer in our field for over 25 years. She is currently an Instructor in the Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Chief Dietitian at the Massachusetts General Hospital Diabetes Clinic and Director of Nutrition and Behavioral Research at the MGH Diabetes Research Center. Ms Delahanty has been a Co-investigator for the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT), Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), Look AHEAD (Action for HEAlth in Diabetes) and the TODAY (Treatment Options for Diabetes in Adolescents and Youth) study. She was Chair of the Dietitians Committee for the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) and served on the Intervention Committees that planned the evidence based lifestyle interventions for DPP, Look AHEAD and the TODAY study.
Linda Delahanty received a BS in Food Science and Nutrition from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MS in Clinical Nutrition from Boston University. She has written many articles promoting an expanded role for dietitians in research emphasizing their critical importance in advancing the evidence base for nutrition and lifestyle interventions, maximizing retention in clinical trials and translating the evidence to clinical practice. She has authored both professional and lay articles on the role of nutrition and lifestyle in achieving weight loss and improved glycemic control and has been providing medical nutrition therapy to patients for weight management and diabetes for over 25 years.