The Rundle-Lister Lectureship

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.

2019 Update – Hot Topics in Nutrition Through the Lifespan


 Diet 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


 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, 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