Cynthia Thomson, PhD, RD, CSO, wins 2011 Huddleson Award

Cynthia Thomson, PhD, RD, CSO
Cynthia Thomson, PhD, RD, CSO

University of Arizona Cancer Center member Cynthia Thomson, PhD, RD, CSO, has been selected as a winner of the 2011 Huddleson Award for her manuscript, "A Systematic Review of Behavioral Interventions to Promote Intake of Fruit and Vegetables," published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association (now the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics).

Dr. Thomson is a professor in the health promotion sciences division and director of the Canyon Ranch Center for Prevention and Health Promotion (CRCPHP) at the University of Arizona’s Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.

Dr. Thomson completed her NCI-sponsored post-doctoral training at the University of Arizona Cancer Center with a focus on diet and cancer prevention. Her research emphasis includes dietary intervention in breast and ovarian cancer survivors, as well as behavioral interventions for weight control and metabolic regulation. She has been a member of the UACC Cancer Prevention and Control program since 2000.

This prestigious award honors a registered dietitian who was the lead author of a peer-reviewed article that made an important contribution to the dietetics profession and was published in the Journal during the previous calendar year.

The award, bestowed by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation, is named for Mary Pascoe Huddleson, Editor of the Journal from 1927 to 1946. Thomson will be presented with the award at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE), in Philadelphia in October 2012.

-June 20, 2012