2015: Erin O'Hora, DHSc, RDN, LDN
Dr. Erin O'Hora, RDN is the recipient of the 2015 ANDF research award for her project titled "The effects of curcumin supplementation on markers of inflammation and quality of life in subjects with mild to moderate lower extremity osteoarthritis". The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of curcumin supplementation as compared to a placebo on inflammation and quality of life, as evidenced by changes in physiological variables in blood plasma and subjective symptoms in patients with lower extremity arthritis. Dr. O'Hora received her Doctor of Health Science from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She also holds a Master's degree in Sports Nutrition and Exercise Science and a Bachelor's degree in Nutrition & Dietetics, both from Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Currently, Dr. O'Hora is an Assistant Professor in Nutrition & Dietetics at Marywood University. Her previous positions include the roles of Senior Territory Business Manager for Mead Johnson Nutrition and Lead Clinical Dietitian for Allied Services.