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Fellowship is one of the highest honors The Obesity Society bestows. This week’s TOS Member Spotlight features a conversation with TOS Fellow R. Scott Rector, PhD, FTOS.     Q: What is your full name, credentials, and title? A: R. Scott Rector, PhD, FTOS; Associate Professor of Medicine and Research Health Scientist, University of Missouri and Harry S Truman Memorial VA Hospital   Q: What is your primary research question or clinical field? A: My lab focuses primarily on determining underlying mechanisms and therapeutic targets for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.   Q: How long have you been in your career? A: Including ...
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Fellowship is one of the highest honors The Obesity Society bestows. This week’s TOS Member Spotlight features a conversation with TOS Fellow Ayman I. Sayegh, DVM, PhD, FTOS,   Q: What is your full name, credentials, and title? (e.g., John Smith, MD, FTOS, President of X University) A: Ayman I. Sayegh, DVM, PhD, FTOS, Associate Dean for Research and Advanced Studies, College of Veterinary Medicine, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama      Q: What is your primary research question or clinical field? A: Control of food intake by short term satiety gut peptides such as cholecystokinin, glucagon like peptide-1 and gastrin releasing peptide  ...
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Fellowship is one of the highest honors The Obesity Society bestows. This week’s TOS Member Spotlight features a conversation with TOS Fellow Tracy Baynard, PhD , FTOS, FACSM. Q: What is your full name, credentials, and title?  A: Tracy Baynard, PhD , FTOS, FACSM Associate Professor   Q: What is your primary research question or clinical field? A:  We examine how exercise interacts with cardiovascular function in obesity or obesity-related complications.  Our lab is interested in how autonomic and arterial function respond to exercise (acute or chronic), and how exercise exerts its positive benefits.  We conduct smaller clinical trials, ...
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Fellowship is one of the highest honors The Obesity Society bestows. This week’s TOS Member Spotlight features a conversation with TOS Fellow Leslie Heinberg, PhD., FTOS . Q: What is your full name, credentials, and title? A:  Leslie J. Heinberg, Ph.D. FTOS      Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine      Section Head for Psychology, Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Cleveland Clinic   Q: What is your primary research question or clinical field? A:  Both my clinical work and research focus on clinically severe obesity, particularly bariatric and metabolic surgery.  Although ...
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Fellowship is one of the highest honors The Obesity Society bestows. This week’s TOS Member Spotlight features a conversation with TOS Fellow Tony Goldstone. Q: What is your full name, credentials, and title? A: Tony Goldstone, MD, PhD, FTOS, Head PsychoNeuroEndocrinology Research Group, Senior Clinical Research Fellow, Neuropsychopharmacology Unit, Centre for Psychiatry, and Computational, Cognitive and Clinical Neuroimaging Laboratory, Division of Brain Sciences, Imperial College London, UK; and Consultant Endocrinologist, Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK   Q: What is your primary research question ...
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Fellowship is one of the highest honors The Obesity Society bestows. This week’s TOS Fellows Spotlight features a conversation with TOS Fellow Rachel Goldman, PhD , FTOS. Q: What is your full name, credentials, and title?  A: Rachel L Goldman, PhD , FTOS, Clinical Psychologist in Private Practice, Behavioral Director of Weight Management Solutions, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine   Q: What is your primary research question or clinical field? A: My research interests include pre-operative predictors of success following weight loss surgery, disordered eating, and food addiction. My clinical ...
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Today we'd like to highlight a new fellow, Dr. John Thyfault. Q: What is your full name, credentials, and title? A: John P. Thyfault, PhD, Associate Professor, FACSM, FTOS, University of Kansas Medical Center Health Scientist, Kansas City VA Hospital   Q: What is your primary research question or clinical field? A: We study how physical activity and aerobic capacity impact metabolic disease states including fatty liver, insulin resistance, and obesity.   Q: How long have you been in your career? A: I started my PhD in 1999 and started my first faculty position in 2005. So I like to think I have been doing obesity/exercise related ...
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Today the membership would like to take few minutes and recognize a new Fellow of the Obesity Society,  Shalamar Sibley, MD, MPH, FTOS . Q: What is your full name, credentials, and title? A: Shalamar Dionne Sibley, MD, MPH, FTOS; Associate Professor of Medicine, Endocrine Division, University of Minnesota and Minneapolis VA Staff Physician   Q: What is your primary research question or clinical field? A: I engage in Clinical and Translational Research (translating between bench and clinical medicine).  Areas of research interest-- Metabolic syndrome-related pathophysiology and obesity treatments.  I am also a practicing clinician in ...
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Today the membership would like to take a few minutes to recognize Edwina Yeung, PhD, FTOS , a TOS Fellow of the Obesity Society.   Q: What is your full name, credentials, and title? A: Edwina Yeung, PhD, FTOS, Investigator at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health   Q: What is your primary research question or clinical field? A: My primary research interests are in the developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD), related to how infertility treatment, maternal obesity and other metabolic factors during pregnancy affect offspring health long-term including ...
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Today the membership would like to take few minutes and recognize a new Fellow of the Obesity Society, Diana Thomas, PhD, FTOS . Q: What is your full name, credentials, and title? A:  Diana Thomas, PhD, FTOS, Professor of Mathematical Sciences at West Point   Q: What is your primary research question or clinical field? A: My primary research question is to model phenomena in obesity that informs and predicts. The specific applications I’ve been involved in involve modeling body shape and composition, physiological responses to exercise, long-term response to obesity treatments, and predicting trends in obesity prevalence.   ...
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Today the membership would like to take few minutes and recognize a new Fellow of the Obesity Society,  Candida J. Rebello, PhD, LLB, RD, FTOS. Q: What is your full name, credentials, and title? A: Candida J. Rebello, Ph.D., LL.B.,R.D., FTOS, Postdoctoral Fellow - Pennington Biomedical Research Center   Q: What is your primary research question or clinical field? A: I am investigating the effects of botanicals on components of the metabolic syndrome in human adipocytes.   Q: How long have you been in your career? A: I have been a research dietitian involved in clinical trials for the past five years but for my postdoctoral ...
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Is there any better feeling than clicking “Submit” on the Graduate School website after you upload your dissertation and all the required paperwork? I feel like a new man. A huge weight has been lifted. I can have my evenings and weekends back! I can be a person in the world again! Needless to say, I’ve been riding pretty high since I submitted my dissertation last Friday. It was the culmination of four years of late nights writing papers while consuming too much caffeine. Now all that’s left to do is attend graduation and get hooded by my PhD advisor. It feels a little surreal, actually. I’m finally done with school. There aren’t any other degrees I’m interested ...
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Following is an interview with one of the newest TOS fellows.  Congratulations on receiving this honor! Q: What is your full name, credentials, and title? A: Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, FAAP, FTOS   Q: What is your primary research question or clinical field? A: My primary clinical area is obesity medicine in the care of children, adolescents, and adults. I conduct research on issues related to obesity policy, disparities, physical activity, pharmacotherapy, weight loss surgery, and weight bias.   Q: How long have you been in your career? A:  After the completion of my residencies in internal medicine and pediatrics, ...
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Fellowship is one of the highest honors The Obesity Society bestows. This prestigious mark of distinction highlights a Fellows contributions to the field of obesity research, treatment and prevention.  Q: What is your full name, credentials, and title?  A: Juliana FW Cohen, ScM, ScD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Sciences at Merrimack College and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health     Q: What is your primary research question or clinical field? A:  My research focuses on policies and innovative strategies to increase the selection and consumption ...
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The Obesity Society welcomes John Fiegel as its interim executive director. The Executive Committee again relied on Transition Management Consulting to provide an interim who will oversee office operations and assist in finding a permanent executive director. John has 30+ of experience as an executive director for two dozen professional societies and trade associations. He has been affiliated with Transition Management Consulting for ten years. TOS is his tenth interim executive director engagement. John will work with TOS to install a new executive director by years en
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Its over! Its all over! Well, mostly. I successfully defended my dissertation on Tuesday and couldnt be more relieved. It was a treat to present my research in front of my committee and friends and family who were able to attend. The Q&A with my committee was a little nerve-wracking, but I guess thats why they still call it a defense. I have a few minor revisions to make before submitting it to the Graduate School. Graduation is May 12 th , which also happens to be my 30 th birthday. One of the many realizations I had since my last blog post was the importance of a good editor. During our final revisions before circulating my dissertation to my committee, ...
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Today the membership would like to take few minutes and recognize a new Fellow of the Obesity Society, Dr. Alexandra Brewis (Slade) Q: What is your full name, credentials, and title? (e.g., John Smith, MD, FTOS, President of X University) A: Alexandra Brewis (Slade), PhD, Presidents Professor and Associate Vice President, Arizona State University Q: What is your primary research question or clinical field? A: I am an anthropologist interested in how norms, beliefs and social structure becomes literally embodied as weight and how weight in turn shapes society. Q: How long have you been in your career? A: I finished my ...
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Fellowship is one of the highest honors The Obesity Society bestows. This week TOS Member Spotlight features a conversation with TOS Fellow Yitka Graham, PhD, FTOS Q: What is your full name, credentials, and title? A: Dr Yitka Graham, PhD, FTOS, Senior Lecturer in Public Health, University of Sunderland, Researcher in Bariatric Surgery, Sunderland Royal Hospital, Specialty Group Lead for both Health Services Research and Public Health, National Institute for Health Research North East and North Cumbria Local Clinical Research Network, England. Q: What is your primary research question or clinical field? A: My primary research field ...
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The first sentence of Temple Universitys Dissertation and Thesis Handbook states, Writing a dissertation or thesis is a time-consuming but ultimately rewarding experience. Ugh, I guess. This is Andy Pool, social media liaison for TOS and Public Health PhD candidate at Temple University. You may remember me from my blogs during ObesityWeek. Ive returned to provide some insight into the life of an early career obesity researcher, who is finalizing his dissertation and preparing for his defense. I imagine some TOS members know what this process is like seemingly endless literature searches, agonizing over word choice, and consuming obscene amounts of caffeine. ...
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This months TOS Member Spotlight features a conversation with TOS Fellow Stephanie Sogg : Q: What is your full name, credentials, and title? A: Stephanie Sogg, Ph.D., FTOS, Clinical Psychologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center, Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School Q: What is your primary research question or clinical field? A: My clinical interests include psychosocial contributors to obesity, cognitive-behavioral treatment for obesity and eating pathology, and working with patients before and after weight loss surgery (WLS). My research interests focus on the intersection of obesity and addiction, ...
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