Veronica McLymont, PhD, RD, CDN

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

McLymontDr. McLymont is a Registered Dietitian, and Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist. She holds a Bachelors degree in Foods and Nutrition from Brooklyn College, a Masters Degree in Nutrition from Hunter College, and a Doctoral Degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.   She is currently the Director of Food and Nutrition Services at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center where she successfully launched the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Nutrition Care Process and Model that requires clinical dietitians to make nutrition diagnoses, and use a standardized process for nutrition documentation.

In 2008, Dr. McLymont was voted a “Trend Setter” by The American Society for Health Care Foodservice Administrators.  In 2011, she was recognized as one of the “25 Most Influential Black Women in Business” by The Network Journal.

Dr. McLymont is the author of a chapter on “Nutrition Care of the Cancer Patient” in a Cancer Rehabilitation text book, and has co-authored several research articles.  She is sought after as a resource and has given numerous lectures on nutrition and leadership related topics.

Dr. McLymont is a former President of the Westchester/ Rockland/Dietetic Association; Nominating Committee Chair of the Clinical Nutrition Management Dietetic Practice Group; a board member of the Healthcare Foodservice Administrators’ Association of Greater New York; Nominating Chair-elect for the Management in Food and Nutrition Systems, Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Spotlight

Visit the Sisterhood of Survivorship page to read “Dena’s Story” — by a vulvar cancer survivor who has shared her story and wise words, and channeled her energy into her National Race to End Women’s Cancer team.

Awareness

The CDC recently announced that fewer than half of American children are given the HPV vaccination.

Research

As of the July 23 deadline, 55 research abstracts were submitted in hopes of receiving one of only 6 grants from the Foundation. This points to a need for more funding so that the Foundation may award grants to every deserving applicant.

Education

The Gynecologic Cancer Global Health Forum will be Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 in D.C.. For more information on educational events and courses, click here.