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
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