ASMBS Foundation News and Update November 2016

| November 1, 2016

by Connie Stillwell

Ms. Stillwell is the Executive Director of the ASMBS Foundation


LEAD Awards. The ASMBS Foundation’s 2016 LEAD Awards was a great success! The Foundation was able to raise more than $90,000 to support its mission to fund bariatric surgery and obesity research, professional education programs, awareness projects, and access to care initiatives. The following awards were presented on November 1st during the Foundation’s annual LEAD Awards ceremony. Congratulations to all of our award recipients!

BRUCE M. WOLFE, MD, FACS

Outstanding Achievement Award. The Outstanding Achievement Award honors an ASMBS member who supports the goals and vision of the ASMBS Foundation, has displayed a lasting impression and selfless commitment to the ASMBS organization and has made significant contributions to the field of metabolic and bariatric surgery.

WENDY KING, PHD

Integrated Health Circle of Excellence Award. The Integrated Health Circle of Excellence Awards is presented to an outstanding ASMBS member who has made a significant contribution to the Integrated Health Sciences section. This award recognizes achievement in the fields of education, research, patient care, administrative and/or public awareness, as well as dedicated and loyal services to the Integrated Health Science Section.

NINH T. NGUYEN, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Master Educator Award. The Master Educator Award recognizes an ASMBS member who has demonstrated excellence as a master educator and mentor in the field of Bariatric Surgery. In addition to recognized skills as an excellent educator, recipients of this award will have made significant contributions (one or several) in: educational leadership, curriculum development, education research, and participation in national educational meetings, educational publications in peer review journals, creation of innovative teaching programs and the development of CME programs, educational software, or videotapes. Award sponsored by Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program.

DAVID A. PROVOST, MD, FACS

Dr. Ronald Clements Patient Safety & Quality Award. Dr. Ronald Clements Patient Safety & Quality Award recognizes major achievements of teams or individuals that promote patient safety and health care quality in bariatric surgery. Part of the mission of the ASMBS Foundation is to improve access to quality care and treatment of obesity. Quality care focuses on improved, patient-centered, reliable, accessible, and safe treatment. Award sponsored by W.L. Gore and Associates.

SUSAN M. CUMMINGS, MS, RD

Excellence in Nutrition Award. The Excellence in Nutrition Award honors an ASMBS member who has made significant contributions to pre-operative and/or post-operative nutrition. Those contributions include original research specific to nutrition, novel approaches and/or protocols that maximize patient adherence, educational programs, etc. This individual clearly understands how both pre and post-operative nutrition compliments a surgical procedure to optimize post-operative health. Award sponsored by Bariatric Advantage.

RUDOLF A. WEINER, MD, PHD

Excellence in Clinical Care Award. The Excellence in Clinical Care Award recognizes an ASMBS member for their exemplary qualities of clinical excellence and expertise in metabolic and bariatric surgery, as demonstrated by an exceptional record of patient-centered care, innovation, professionalism, leadership and continuous service to community. Award sponsored by Ethicon.

MICHEL GAGNER, MD, FACS, FRCSC, FASMBS, FICS, AFC (HON.)

Surgical Innovation Award. recognizes an ASMBS member who has provided technological breakthroughs in areas related to bariatric and metabolic research, in particular for new surgical methods or devices. Innovations can also be in the form of patents, inventions, new products, ideas or services. The innovations developed by the awardee should have the potential to change our standard practice and should go beyond marginal improvements in existing procedures or products. Through their study of disease and the impact on the patient, the Surgical Innovator has moved the needle and excited the spirit of innovation in others in the field. Award sponsored by Medtronic.

GARY RICHARDSON

Distinguished Industry Partner Award. is presented to a prominent colleague from the bariatric industry for providing a steadfast commitment to the goals and vision of the ASMBS, excellence in service and value to ASMBS members, their patients, and the field of bariatric surgery.

TAMMY KINDEL, MD, PHD and LAUREN BRADLEY, PHD

The ASMBS Research Grant Awards. The ASMBS Research Grant Awards program is open to any principal investigator who is an ASMBS member. Awards are conferred on a competitive basis by submission of a grant application that is reviewed and evaluated by the ASMBS Research Committee and approved by the Governing Board. Upon their completion, the results of this project are expected to be presented at the ASMBS Scientific Session, as well as published in SOARD. Funding for the Research Grant program has been provided by the ASMBS Foundation.

JOHN MAGAÑA MORTON, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award . The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award honors a medical school faculty physician who exemplifies the qualities of a caring and compassionate mentor in the teaching and advising of medical students. Thank you to our event sponsors! Platinum: Bariatric Advantage, Ethicon, Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital, Medtronic, and W.L. Gore & Associates. Gold: Olympus. Silver: Novo Nordisk

Don’t Miss Us at Obesity Week. Visit us at Obesity Week Booth #136. The mission of the ASMBS Foundation is to raise funds to support obesity research, education, and access to care. Stop by our booth to learn how you can get involved and raise awareness of obesity in your area.

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