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

By Rachel Goldman, PhD PhD PhD PhD PhD posted 14 days ago


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