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by Regina Gibson, MALS, CHES, CCRP,
Arkansas Geriatric Education Collaborative (AGEC)

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Pictured above are Dr. Ronni Chernoff and Dr. Jeanne Wei

Recently at the College of Medicine Annual Faculty Dinner, Ronni Chernoff, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Geriatrics at the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and Director of the Arkansas Geriatric Education Collaborative, received an award of admiration and appreciation for her commitment to excellence in education programs. She was thanked for her vision, dedication, and inspiration.

Chernoff is a graduate of Cornell University. She earned two master’s degrees from Columbia University and a doctorate in health professions education from the University of Pennsylvania. The author or editor of numerous widely used textbooks including Geriatric Nutrition: The Health Professional’s Handbook (Jones & Bartlett), Chernoff has published dozens of research studies, book chapters and other publications on geriatric nutrition, nutrition support, and clinical nutrition. Chernoff has held leadership positions in the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition; the Gerontological Society of America; the National Association of Geriatric Education Centers and the National Association for Geriatric Education. Her service at the national level includes the White House Conference on Aging; Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee; the Institute of Medicine’s Committee to Review Child and Adult Care Food Program Meal Requirements; and has served as a member of the Cornell University Board of Trustees. Dr. Chernoff is also the former president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.