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The AADE 2018 Award Recipients

Sep 18, 2018

CampbellR. Keith Campbell, RPh, FASHP, CDE, FAADE
2018 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

This honor was awarded posthumously to Keith, who passed away in 2017. He was an ever-present champion for educators who worked tirelessly to change and improve our specialty. As a founding member of AADE, Keith was present at the inaugural discussions on forming our association. Trained as a pharmacist, he became a CDE in 1986, and served as a diabetes educator at Washington State University for 45 years. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 8 years old in 1949, Keith was determined to live out his life as fully as possible, during a time when people with diabetes were not given a lot of hope. A prolific researcher and author, he published over 630 manuscripts, 14 books, 55 book chapters and made more than 1,500 professional presentations.

GonzalvoJasmine Gonzalvo, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM, CDE, LDE, FAADE
2018 Strategic Initiative Award Winner

Jasmine implemented a cardiovascular risk management clinic in an integrated primary care setting within a community mental health center. The program’s focus is on adults with serious mental illness, who are at 2-3 times higher risk for developing diabetes and face significant disparities in the quality of care. Finding new ways to incorporate diabetes education into new models of care is critically important, and this clinic reflects an innovative approach to meet the needs of a specific population.


PeeplesMalinda Peeples, RN, MS, CDE, FAADE
2018 Allene Van Son Distinguished Service Award Winner

Malinda’s career spans more than 40 years, including years as nurse educator (RN, CDE) and later, a Master’s degree and postgraduate research fellowship in health sciences informatics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. As a clinical and informatics nurse specialist, she serves as WellDoc’s Vice President of Clinical Services, Programs, and Research and is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Division of Healthcare Informatics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She has contributed greatly to AADE through her extraordinary leadership as Chair of the Outcomes Committee, laying the foundation for the AADE7 Self-Care Behaviors and Standards. She was AADE President (2005-2006), introducing the chronic care model to AADE. Since 2015 she has committed significantly by leading AADE’s first diabetes technology workgroup as well as the group formulating the vision of our profession. 

DuranMelanie L. Duran, RN, BSN, CDE
2018 AADE Rising Star Award Winner

Melanie, who entered diabetes education in 2015, embraces technology with her patients and employs innovative ideas to train others. A gifted speaker and educator, she makes learning fun by adapting curriculum to engage learners, e.g., revising a fundamentals of diabetes class for nursing students at the University of New Mexico with a Harry Potter theme that’s titled “Revealing the Mysteries of Diabetes.” Her unique approach to patient education and student learning earned Melanie the AADE Rising Star.


YoungClipper F. Young, PharmD, MPH, BC-ADM, CDE 
2018 AADE Rising Star Award Winner

Clipper is both a pharmacist and a diabetes educator in an underserved county in California. He developed his passion to help others living with diabetes after having a beloved family member succumb to diabetes-related illness. He has an integral role in needs assessment, program implementation, and supervision of staff and students at the Mobile Diabetes Education Center, a large RV that travels around the county to provide free diabetes screening and education. Clipper’s dedication and enthusiasm in helping other persons impacted by diabetes earned him the AADE Rising Star.


DickinsonJane K. Dickinson, RN, PhD, CDE
2019 Diabetes Educator of the Year

Jane is the program director and faculty member at the Teachers College of Columbia University in New York City for the online Master of Science Program in Diabetes Education and Management. She championed the effort to change the language around diabetes to be more respectful, supportive and empowering, culminating in the 2017 Position Statement on Language Use in Diabetes Care that was jointly published by AADE and the American Diabetes Association. In addition to her leadership in the language movement, she’s also published research and written books based on her experience as a diabetes educator.




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