GENETIC METABOLIC DIETITIANS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
A Not-For-Profit Corporation
The mission of GMDI is to provide standards of excellence and leadership in nutrition therapy for genetic metabolic disorders through clinical practice, education, advocacy, and research.
- GMDI members are leading practitioners in nutrition therapy who have joined together to identify education and training needs and to develop standards of practice in this highly specialized field.
- Membership provides opportunities for professional education and research, as well as networking and peer support.
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. The first meeting of GMDI was started as the vision supported though the SERN HRSA grant at Emory University and the first meeting was hosted at at Emory through the Emory subvention grant after which it was developed as the non-profit organization.
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
|Rani Singh, PhD, RD, LD
|Amy Cunningham, MS, LDN, RD
|Barbara Marriage, PhD, RD
|Kathryn Camp, MS, RD, CSP
|Dianne M Frazier, PhD, MPH, RD
|Melanie Gillingham, PhD, RD
|Frances Rohr, MS, RD
|Sandy Van Calcar, PhD, RD
|Mary Sowa, MS, RD
|Beth Ogata, MS, RD