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Cora Kurtz, PhD Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Kurtz has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the nutrition industry

    GAINESVILLE, FL, October 15, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Cora Kurtz with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Kurtz celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Inherently interested in hospitals, Dr. Kurtz initially decided to pursue a career in nutrition. Also inspired by a family member who was a dietitian, she earned a Bachelor's degree in nutrition from Eastern Mennonite College in 1964, and then completed a dietetic internship at the LDS (Latter Day Saints) hospital in Salt Lake City in 1966. She followed these accomplishments with a Master's degree in allied health education from Indiana University in 1974 and a Doctorate in nutritional anthropology in 1990. Most recently working as a program administrator for health quality assurance at the Agency for Health Care Administration, Dr. Kurtz retired in 2002 and is notable in her field for her contributions to her industry.

Registered as a licensed dietitian, Dr. Kurtz started out as a pediatric dietitian at the University of Iowa Medical Center, where she worked from 1966 to 1973. She soon entered the academic sphere as an instructor at the Mailman Center of Child Development, a research assistant professor for the School of Medicine at the University of Miami and a visiting assistant professor at the University of Florida. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated devotion to the wellbeing of others along professional persistence, as she also worked as a nutritionist at Alachua General Hospital Center for Health and Fitness, director of nutrition at the Citrus County Public Health Department and nutrition consultant for the State of Florida Office of Licensure and Certification. Dr. Kurtz was also chairman of education for the Iowa Dietetic Association in 1971.

Exhibiting commitment to her field, Dr. Kurtz has been involved with numerous relevant organizations, including the American Public Health Association, the Dietetic Association and the Florida Public Health Association, for which she has fulfilled leadership roles that include chairman, secretary and chairman-elect of the nutrition section. She has also been a fellow of the American Dietetic Association. Celebrated for her extensive research, Dr. Kurtz has been honored in Who's Who in the South and Southwest and Who's Who of American Women. In addition to her professional endeavors, she has exhibited civic enthusiasm through involvement with the American Cancer Society's Reach to Recovery program as well as the Lady Gator Golf Boosters.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Dr. Kurtz has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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