TOS Fellow Spotlight: Interview with Ayman I. Sayegh, DVM, PhD, FTOS

By Rachel Goldman, PhD posted 09-10-2017 16:01


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,

Dr. Sayegh

 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 


Q: How long have you been in your career?

A: 17 years


Q: What excites you the most about your work?

A: Students and Discovery


Q: What advice do you have to offer early career obesity professionals?

A: Stay focused on a given research question, copy and adopt an easy to follow and an understandable writing style, always read and learn statistics


Q: What do you enjoy doing when not at work?

A: Read Catholic theology books especially Pope Benedict XVI


Q: Why did you decide to join TOS?

A: Because the society supports both clinical and basic research


Q: How has TOS helped your career?

A: It presents the most updated information and promotes junior investigators