TOS honors the esteemed recipients of its 2015 Named Awards this week in the Opening Session and the TOS Awards Ceremony. The awards program was created more than a decade ago to promote, reward, and encourage research in the field of obesity, with the end goal of helping to improve the lives of those affected. Each award recognizes the honoree for their scientific achievements and major contributions to the basic science, treatment and prevention of obesity.
Congratulations to the following recipients:
2015 Friends of Mickey Stunkard Lifetime Achievement Award
In remembrance of Albert (Mickey) Stunkard, is designed to recognize people who, like Mickey, have made a lifetime of outstanding contributions to the field of obesity in terms of scholarship, mentorship and education.
Thorkild I. Sorenson, MD, ScD
Institute of Preventive Medicine, Bispebjerg and Frederiskberg Hospitals
2015 Atkinson-Stern Award for Distinguished Public Service
Recognizes an individual or organization whose work has significantly improved the lives of those affected by obesity, whether through research, public policy, patient care, or other means.
Louis J. Aronne, MD, FTOS
Weill Cornell Medical College, Department of Medicine
2015 Master of the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) Award
Recognizes physicians that have made significant contributions to the science, practice and/or advancement of obesity medicine.
William H. Dietz, MD, PhD
Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University
2015 TOPS Research Achievement Award
Recognizes an individual for singular achievement or contribution to research in the field of obesity.
Andrew Greenberg, MD, FTOS
Human Nutrition Research Center