The Clinical Research Center/Research Resources Office presented the Clinical Research Award for third Quarter 2019 to Ann McMeans, Clinical Research Center at Texas Children’s Hospital.
The award was established by the Clinical Research Center in collaboration with the Research Resources Office to recognize and honor individual contributions to protecting the best interest of the research subjects and compliance with applicable rules and regulations.
Ann McMeans began work as a pediatric dietitian in 1992 at Texas Children’s Hospital. In 1998, she transitioned to the Clinical Research Center (CRC) at Texas Children’s Hospital and has worked for more than 21 years as a research dietitian. McMeans also manages the CRC database, the Scientific Advisory Committee meetings and the nutrition studies in the Children’s Nutrition Research Center Metabolic Research Unit. She was President of the National Association for Research Nutrition from May 2018-May 2019.
Her more recent research projects include being an unblinded team member for various peanut food allergy studies and various studies focusing on IBS in the pediatric population.