Awards and Scholarships
We encourage educators to apply for our scholarship opportunities.
SCHOLARSHIP AWARD WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED ON TUESDAY, MAY 21.
Annual Meeting Scholarships - These provide recipients with complimentary registration for the
The deadline for applications is April 19, 2013.
There are two annual meeting registration scholarships this year:
Scholarship - Sponsored by Sage Publications
Scholarship grants provide funds for travel/accommodations to the Annual Meeting or other
Plant-Based Diet Scholarship - Sponsored by Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
This scholarship is designed to recognize an educator who demonstrates knowledge of
plant-based (vegan) nutrition, and its beneficial role in treating type 2 diabetes, and who has
shared this information with people with diabetes under his/her care, resulting in nutritional
behavior change and improvements in clinical markers.
Scholarship - Sponsored by the AADE Pharmacy Community of Interest (COI)
Current PharmD students in their 3rd and 4th years are eligible. Applicants must demonstrate
and interest in diabetes self-management education. Two scholarships will be awarded, each for $750
to be used for travel and registration to the 2013 AADE Annual Meeting.
Utah Diabetes Educator
Scholarship - Sponsored by Utah Coordinating Body (CB)
Diabetes educators in the State of Utah are eligible for this scholarship, which provides
complimentary registration to the AADE Annual Meeting & Exhibition and up to $1000 for travel
Diabetes Educator Scholarship - Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Coordinating Body (CB)
Diabetes educators in the State of Pennsylvania are eligible for this scholarship, which
provides $1,000 towards registration and travel to the 2013 AADE Annual Meeting.
2013 Recognition Awards
Applications for AADE Recognition Awards have been extended through March 8,
2013. Recipients/winners are announced in May.
Note: The Innovative Use of Media and Technology Award deadline is extended to March
Recognizes an individual who exemplifies the proud history of diabetes education and serves as
extraordinary role model. A $5,000 donation to the AADE Education and Research Living Legend Fund
is made in honor of the recipient.
This year's recipient is: LINDA B. HAAS, PHC RN CDE
This award was first given in 2008. Past winners include:
2012 – Marion Franz, MS. RD, LD, CDE
2011 – Diana Guthrie, ARPN, PhD, BC-ADM
2010 – Francine Kaufman, MD
2009 - James Gavin, III, MD, PhD
2008 - Frank Vinicor, MD
This year's recipient is: Donna N. Tomky,
MSN RN C-NP CDE
Recent past winners include:
2012 – Carolé Mensing, RN, MA, CDE, FAADE
2011 – Martha Price, DNSc, APRN, CDE
2010 – Amparo Gonzelez, RN, CDE, FAADE
2009 – Donna Rice, MBA, BSN, CDE
2008 – Linda Siminerio, PhD, RN, CDE
2007 – Mary Austin, MA, RD, CDE
2006 – Virginia Valentine, CNS, BC-ADM, CDE
2005 – James Fain, PhD, RN, BC-ADM, FAAN
2004 – Ginger Kanzer-Lewis, EdM, RN, BC, CDE
2003 – Kathy Mulcahy, MSN, RN, CDE
2002 – Gary Arsham, MD, PhD
2001 – Debbie Hinnen, ARNP, BC-ADM, CDE, FAAN
2000 – Karmeen Kulkarni, MS, RD, BC-ADM, CDE
1999 – Ann Nettles, MSN, RN, APRN, CNS
1998 – Martha Funnell, RN, MS, CDE
1997 – Peggy Bourgeois, RN, MN, CDE, FAADE
1996 – Elizabeth Walker, PhD, RN, CDE, FAADE
1995 – Linda Haas, PHC, RN, CDE
1990 – R. Keith Cambell, RPh, FASHP, CDE, FAADE
Honors a diabetes educator who has made a special contribution to the field through
dedication, innovation and sensitivity in patient care.
This year's recipient is: Gary M.
Past winners include:
2012-13 – Joanne Rinker, MS, RD, CDE, LDN
2011-12 – Ann Constance, MA, RD, CDE, FAADE
2010-11 – Elaine Massaro, MS, CNS, RN, CDE
2009-10 – Mary Sullivan, RN, DNP, ANP-BC, CDE
2008-09 – Janis Roszler, RD, LD, CDE, MSFT
2007 – Teresa Volpone, PharmD, RPh
2006 – Laura Hieronymus, ED, RN, CDE, BCADM
2005 – Mary Bowens, RN, BSN, CDE
2004 – Theresa Garnero, APRN, MSN, RN, CDE
2003 – Fern Vining
2002 – Mary Jo Dudley, RN, BSN, CDE
2001 – Gayle Lorenzi, RN, CDE
2000 – Patricia Haldi, MSN, RN, CRRN, CDE
1999 – Marianne McAndrew
1998 – Peggy Adams, MSN, RN, CDE
1997 – Sherry Trunnel
1996 – Suzanne Laws, MS, RD, LD, FADA, BC-ADM
1995 – Sunnie Bell
1994 – Ruth Breitenback, RN, BS, CDE
1993 – Anne Whittington, MBA, MSN, RN, CDE
1992 – Jean Ranch Coulter
1991 – Alice M.Y. Taniguchi, RN, CDE
1990 – Virginia Peragallo-Dittko, MA. RN, BC-ADM, CDE
1989 – Aurora "Mickey" Reyes, RN, BSN, CDE
1987 – Mary Jean Klebba, RN, CDE
1986 – Cynthia Pasquarello, BS, RN, CDE
1984 – Virginia Valentine, CNS, RN, CDE
1983 – Barbara Ritch, RN, BSN
AADE NETWORK Coordinating Body Acheivement Award
-Sponsored by BD
To recognize the activities of an AADE Coordinating Body (CB) which significantly advanced
and enhanced the MY AADE NETWORK Model in its state. Coordinating Body leaders may
apply/nominate their own state this year
The award supports the development or future implementation of an innovative practice, tool or
approach for use in diabetes self-management education/training (DSME/T). This award is intended to
advance the practice of DSME/T by supporting ways to improve DSME/T, better meet patient needs,
and/or resolve critical, complex problems and barriers that are faced by diabetes educators and
their patients. Recipient will receive a grant for development of the project.
Advocacy Award - Sponsored by Novo Nordisk, Inc.
The award will recognize an AADE Member, volunteer, or other person that has made significant
contributions to AADE Advocacy/legislative efforts.
Award will recognize a diabetes educator who has less than three years of diabetes
education experience and has demonstrated leadership and commitment in their practice.
The award supports the development and/or implementation of a concept for the innovative use
of media and technology to advance diabetes self-management education/training (DSME/T). The
project should have the potential to significantly improve self-management among individual patient
practices or broad diabetes populations. Recipient will receive a grant for development of