Denise Howland was regarded as the area's premier dietitian
working with the most complex, acute medical problems.
She was held in high regard by her fellow dietitians and the
other health care providers she worked with. Throughout her
relatively brief career, which was cut short by illness, she showed
a demanding nature, expecting the most from herself and those she
worked with. Her friends and colleagues remember her as a dynamic,
intelligent dietitian at facilities such as ECMC and Sister's
Hospital working in the ICU and other advanced care areas. The
hallmark of her life was the desire to learn--shown by her return
to school as an MS thesis student in nutrition.
The primary goal of the Howland Scholarship is to honor fellow
dietitians who have continued their education in graduate studies
at the University at Buffalo. The honoree must be a current
graduate student in the Department of Exercise and Nutrition
Sciences. The Howland Scholar should show Howland's desire to be
the best dietitian in his/her area of specialization and a desire
to expand knowledge in the field.