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History

THE FOUNDING OF GMDI

In 2005, a group of experienced metabolic dietitians from both the US and Canada joined together to develop a professional organization to enhance and support the practice of genetic metabolic nutrition. That organization, GMDI, is now incorporated as a nonprofit professional organization specifically for nutritionists and other health care practitioners working in this specialty. Today, GMDI provides leadership in nutrition therapy for genetic metabolic disorders through clinical practice, education, advocacy, and research. Membership in the organization provides opportunities for professional education, research, networking, training and peer support.

Fulfilling the Mission of GMDI began in April 2006 with the First Annual GMDI Metabolic Nutrition Conference. There have been  successful educational conferences every two years since that time that have provided presentations on the clinical management of genetic metabolic diseases and their biochemical bases, as well as interactive, hands-on opportunities for both experienced dietitians and those who were new to the field.

 GMDI Founding Members

Laurie Bernstein, Kathryn Camp, Amy Cunningham, Sharon Ernst, Barbara Goss, Dianne Frazier, Carol Hartnett
Kathleen Huntington, Elaina Jurecki, Barbara Marriage, Helen McCune, Shideh Mofidi, Ulrike Reichert, Fran Rohr
Rani Singh, Linda Tonyes, Cristine Trahms, Sandy van Calcar, Steven Yannicelli


GMDI Past Presidents

Rani Singh, PhD, RD, LD
2005-2008

Kathryn Camp, MS, RD, CSP
2008-2009

Frances Rohr, MS, RD
2009-2010

Amy Cunningham, MS, LDN, RD
2010-2011

Dianne M Frazier, PhD, MPH, RD
2012-2013

Sandy Van Calcar, PhD, RD
2013-2015

Barbara Marriage, PhD, RD
2015-2017

Melanie Gillingham, PhD, RD
2017-2019



 

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P.O. Box 1462
Hillsborough, NC 27278

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