The Rundle-Lister Lectureship

Photo of Walter Willett receiving the Rundle-Lister Award

The Rundle-Lister Lectureship in Transformative Nutritional Medical Education is awarded once a year to a preeminent clinician researcher in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the role of nutrition in patient care. The awardee delivers the lecture as part of the Food as Medicine Update series with the goal of enhancing nutrition knowledge among healthcare providers as a means to improve patient outcomes.

The Lectureship was established by a gift from Dr Margaret Rundle and her husband, Stephen Lister, in 2017. Dr Rundle (University of Toronto - BSc'85, MD '89) completed her undergraduate degree in Nutritional Sciences before entering medical school. Through her 30+ year career as a Family Physician, she has had a passion for motivating and educating her patients in nutrition, health and well-being.

2021 Update: Food for the Body, Mind and Soul

David Katz

The Case for Diet as a Vital Sign

Dr. David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM
President/Founder of True Health Initiative
Founder/CEO of Diet ID, Inc.
Fellow American College of Preventative Medicine, American College of Physicians, the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and Morse College, Yale University
Founder and former Director of Yale-Griffin Prevention Centre (1988-2019).

2020 Update – Nutrition Myth Busting: Headlines vs. Evidence

JoAnn Manson

Is Vitamin D and Omega-3 Supplementation Needed to Maintain Good Health?

Dr. JoAnn Manson, MD, MPH, DrPH, FACP

Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women’s Health, Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Professor, Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Chief, Division of Preventive Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH)

2019 Update – Hot Topics in Nutrition Through the Lifespan

Dr. Walker WilletDiet and Health Across the Lifespan

Dr. Walter Willet, MD, DrPH

Professor, Epidemiology and Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public   Health
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical
Previously Chair of the Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of   Public Health

2018 Update – What to Tell Your Patients About Diet and Chronic Disease Prevention

Dr. David Jenkins

Plant Foods for Human Health and Planetary Health

Dr. David Jenkins, MD, PhD, DSc

Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto
Staff Physician, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Director, Clinical Nutrition and Risk Factor Modification Center
Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital

2017 Update – Microbiome at the Beside and Beyond

Dr. Philip Sherman

Dr. Philip Sherman, MD, FRCP (C), FAAP

Canada Research Chair in Gastrointestinal Disease
Scientific Director, Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes
Staff Gastroenterologist, Sick Kids
Professor, Departments of Pediatrics, Microbiology, Nutritional Sciences and Dentistry, University of Toronto