Pharmavite LLC, the maker of Nature Made vitamins and dietary supplements, in partnership with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Foundation (AANP Foundation), is pleased to announce the recipients of the Nature Made Nutrition Awards. The awards recognize extraordinary work in one of the following areas: prescription drugs and nutrition depletion, obesity and malnutrition, and frequency of discussions with patients about the use of supplements.
The awards were presented to recipients by James Brooks, Ph.D., vice president, Science and Technology, Pharmavite at the annual AANP Foundation Honors Dinner in Orlando, Fla. on June 21, 2012.
“Nurse practitioners play an important role in educating patients on the importance of making healthful choices. Their influence on issues such as obesity, malnutrition and nutrient depletion is a key component to developing healthier patients,” said Brooks. “We are pleased to partner with the AANP Foundation on the Nutrition Awards and to extend our praise to nurse practitioners for their dedication to finding nutrition solutions.”
The 2012 Nature Made Nutrition Award winners are:
Frances M. Sahebzamani, Ph.D., ARNP, FAANP of Tampa, Fla. $10,000 grant award winner for “Malabsorption Anemia, Iron Supplementation, Self-Management Strategies and Adherence in Post- Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Patients”
Janine T. Baer, Ph.D., RD, CNP of Centerville, Ohio
$3,000 grant award winner for “Obesity and Malnutrition: Implications for Dietary Supplements”
Jena M. Simon, FNP-BC, MS, RN, Caroline Cromwell, MD, and Andrea Branch, Ph.D. The Mount Sinai Medical Center New York, N.Y.
$3,000 grant award winner for “Randomized Trial of Nutritional Vitamin D2 Versus Vitamin D3 for Treatment of Low Bone Density, Albuminuria, and Pain in Patients with Sickle Cell Disease”
“We also extend our sincere thanks to Nature Made for their support of nurse practitioners,” said Kay Todd, Ph.D., CAE, AANP Foundation executive director. “We value the brand’s longstanding commitment to reducing barriers for taking vitamins, so that people can simply and easily get the nutrition they need to live in the best possible health.”