Mrs. Sunita Malhotra, Dietician, Advanced Cardiac Centre, PGIMER has been awarded “Young Investigator Award” for her paper entitled “Impact of Nutrition Management in patients treated with Irradiation. Is the nutritional Intervention useful?” was presented in the 16th World Congress on Clinical Nutrition (WCCN) and 6th International Congress on Cardiovascular Diseases from 11th – 14th September 2011 held at New Delhi.Prof. Sushmita Goshal and Dietician Sunita Malhotra jointly conducted the study in the Department of Radiotherapy. Head & neck cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy were enrolled for the study. These patients were given nutrition consultation along with individually tailored modified diet plans and were prescribed high protein supplement as these patients experienced a dry/sore mouth, had difficulty in mastication or swallowing food which resulted in decreased dietary intake and loss of body weight. The continuous nutrition support and management along with sample meal plans helped in limiting efficiently the critical weight loss during irradiation.