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GENETIC METABOLIC DIETITIANS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
(GMDI)

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.
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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

 

Past Presidents

Rani Singh, PhD, RD, LD
2005-2008
Amy Cunningham, MS, LDN, RD
2010-2011
Barbara Marriage, PhD, RD
2015-2017
Kathryn Camp, MS, RD, CSP
2008-2009
Dianne M Frazier, PhD, MPH, RD
2012-2013
Melanie Gillingham, PhD, RD
2017-2019
Frances Rohr, MS, RD
2009-2010
Sandy Van Calcar, PhD, RD
2013-2015
Mary Sowa, MS, RD
2019-2021
    Beth Ogata, MS, RD
2021-2023

 

Contact Us

For more information about GMDI  or MetabolicPro
please contact us:
info@gmdi.org

 

GMDI
P.O. Box 1462
Hillsborough, NC 27278



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