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Kolasa receives national dietetic award

Dr. Kathryn Kolasa, a professor and registered dietitian at the Brody School of Medicine at ECU, is one of eight recipients nationwide of a prestigious dietetic award.

Kolasa accepted the 2010 Medallion Award from the American Dietetic Association on Nov. 7 at the ADA Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo in Boston.

Kolasa, an ADA member since 1974, is a professor and section head of the Department of Family Medicine and associate director of the ECU Pediatric Healthy Weight Research and Treatment Center. She has been an ECU faculty member since 1986.

Among many honors, Kolasa received the 2002 Board of Governors Distinguished Professor for Teaching Award from the University of North Carolina system. A researcher, teacher and consultant, Kolasa is an authority on incorporating technology into nutrition education; preventing childhood obesity; and nutrition education for medical students and physicians.

Kolasa is a graduate of Michigan State University and has a doctorate from the University of Tennessee. She writes a regular nutrition column for The Daily Reflector.

This story appeared originally in the Dec. 10, 2010 issue of Pieces of Eight. An archived version of that issue is available at