NHLBI Working Group on Competencies for Overweight and
Obesity Identification, Prevention, and Treatment
6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892

May 3-4, 2005


Summary
Agenda
Full Report

Participant List

*Robert Kushner, MD (Chair)
Professor of Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Medical Director, Wellness Institute
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Lisa Bellini, MD
Vice Chair for Education and Inpatient Services
Associate Dean for GME
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Department of Medicine

Daniel Bessesen, MD
Head, Section of Endocrinology
Denver Health Medical Center
University of Colorado Hospital
Health Science Center

Melissa E. Clarke, MD
Assistant Dean of Medical Education
Howard University College of Medicine

Darwin Deen, MD, MS
Professor and Director
Division of Medical Student Education
Department of Family Practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

*Ronald Kahn, MD
Professor
Department of Family and Preventive Medicine
University of Arkansas Medical Sciences

Lalita Kaul, MD
Howard University College of Medicine

*Lisa Hark, PhD, RD
Director, Nutrition Education and Prevention Program
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Rika Maeshiro, MD, MPH
Assistant Vice President
Division of Medical Education
Association of American Medical Colleges

Courtney Noble, MD
Resident & Fellow
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Patrick M. O'Neil, PhD
Director, Weight Management Center
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Medical University of South Carolina

Tom Pearson, MD, PhD, MPH
Albert Kaiser Professor and Chairman
Community and Preventive Medicine
University of Rochester School of Medicine

Richard J Schuster, MD, MMM
Boonshoft Chair and Director
Health Systems Management
Wright State University School of Medicine

NIH Staff

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Karen A. Donato, SM, RD
Coordinator, NHLBI Obesity Education Initiative
Office of Prevention, Education and Control

Carl Hunt, MD
Director, National Center for Sleep Disorders Research

*Peter Kaufmann, PhD
Leader, Behavioral Medicine and Prevention Scientific Research Group
Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications

*Eva Obarzanek, PhD, MPH, RD
Deputy Leader, Behavioral Medicine and Prevention Scientific Research Group
Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications

*Charlotte A. Pratt, PhD, RD
Behavioral Medicine and Prevention Scientific Research Group
Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications

Peter Savage, MD
Director, Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications, NHLBI

Denise Simons-Morton, MD, PhD
Director, Clinical Applications and Prevention Program
Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications

Michael Twery, PhD
Airway Biology and Disease Program
Division of Lung Diseases

National Cancer Institute

Rachel Ballard-Barbash, MD
Applied Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences

Richard Troiano, PhD
Risk Factor Monitoring and Methods Branch
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences

National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases

Robert Kuczsmarski, Dr PH
Director, Obesity Prevention and Treatment Program
Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition

Susan Yanovski, MD
Co-Director, Office of Obesity Research
Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition

*Planning Committee Member
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