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TOS introduces new award to honor mentors in the field, named for Thomas A. Wadden, PhD

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Thomas A. Wadden, PhD
TOS is pleased to announce a new award created to honor leading mentors in the field of obesity research and treatment, the Thomas A. Wadden Award for Distinguished Mentorship.

For more than 30 years, Professor Wadden, of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has mentored dozens of scientist-practitioners who have pursued successful careers in obesity research and clinical care. Dr. Wadden, Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, is TOS past-president (2005 – 2006) and received the Arthur Asbury award at the University of Pennsylvania in 2007 for mentoring junior faculty.

TOS's new 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. TOS offers our sincere gratitude to Dr. Tsai for his leadership and to all of those who contributed to the endowment, which provides for a plaque and $1,000 award each year.

In its inaugural year, it is with great pleasure that TOS recognizes Dr. Wadden with this award, which will be presented at ObesityWeek 2015, in Los Angeles (Nov. 2-6). The annual award will honor a mid-career or senior TOS member for distinguished mentorship of our society’s early-career scientists, practitioners and educators. more


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