St. Louis Dietetic Association
Marjorie Hulsizer Copher Award
The Copher Award or Marjorie Hulsizer Copher Award is recognized
as the highest honor The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics can give.
It has special ties to the St. Louis Dietetic Community. The award
was established by Dr. Glover Copher, Marjorie's husband following
Following World War I, where she was recognized for her outstanding
achievements, Marjorie came to work at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis,
Missouri. The award is always presented by a registered dietitian
who is a staff member of Barnes (now Barnes-Jewish) Hospital as
a result. The award gives a monetary stipend to the recipient that
is chosen based on the following criteria:
1. Organized a large-scale effort which has advanced the status
of usefulness of the profession.
2. Performed with outstanding technical competence in (a) writing
or (b) scientific research or (c) management or (d) education.
3. Has been a source of inspiration to other members, who have
themselves become leaders.
4. Has been a trail-blazer for the profession, i.e., has created
new opportunities for dietitians.
5. Has served in an advisory capacity that has contributed uniquely
to the advancement of the profession or to better health practices,
to the development of others in the profession, and encouraged
6. Has demonstrated devotion to the high standards of the profession
and served under exceptionally difficult circumstances.
7. Has made contributions to the profession of dietetics as a part
of a broad contribution to human progress and betterment.
8. Has received professional recognition from colleagues, other
inportant related organizations, schools, or colleges through outstanding
personal and professional conduct.
9. Has demonstrated the spirit of service to others in the field
of dietietics, allied fields and the American Dietetic Association.