ETHAN SIMMS YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD
This award recognizes excellence in research by young investigators based on their submitted abstracts and presentation during ObesityWeek. Five finalists are selected during the call for abstracts. Each finalist will receive up to $1,000 to cover ObesityWeek expenses. The award is presented during a plenary session at which the five finalists are invited to present their oral abstracts. The recipient will be announced at the conclusion of the session and will receive an additional $1,000 cash prize.
THOMAS A. WADDEN AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED MENTORSHIP
Created in 2015, this award honors a mid-career or senior TOS member for distinguished mentorship of the Society’s members who were in their early careers at the time of the mentoring relationship. The award is named for Professor Thomas Wadden, PhD, of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, who for more than 30 years has mentored dozens of scientist-practitioners who have pursued successful careers in obesity research and clinical care. The award was created with a generous endowment from multiple contributors, comprised primarily of Dr. Wadden’s prior mentees. Former mentee, Adam Gilden Tsai, MD led the effort. The endowment funds a plaque and $1000 cash award each year. The award is presented as part of the Ethan Sims Presentations at ObesityWeek, where the nominating mentee presents their submission, followed by brief acceptance remarks by the recipient. In its inaugural year, TOS recognizes Dr. Wadden with this award.
2015 LILLY SCIENTIFIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD PRESENTATION
The Lilly Scientific Achievement Award recognizes excellence in an established research career and is made possible through an annual grant from the Eli Lilly Pharmaceutical Company. Recipients receive a plaque and $5,000 cash prize plus a travel grant to ObesityWeek. This year’s recipient is:
Dongsheng Cai, MD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine