The TOS 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.

2018 Friends of Albert (Mickey) Stunkard Lifetime Achievement Award

Congratulations to this recipient who, like Mickey Stunkard, has made a lifetime of outstanding contributions to the field of obesity in terms of scholarship, mentorship and education. This year’s recipient is:

June Stevens, PhD, FTOS

2018 TOPS Research Achievement Award

The TOPS Research Achievement Award recognizes singular achievements or contributions to research in the field of obesity and is made possible by an annual grant from the Take Off Pounds Sensibly Foundation (TOPS). This year’s recipient is:

Michael Rosenbaum, MD

2018 Masters of the ABOM Award

Presented by the Chair of the American Board of Obesity Medicine, John Cleek, MD. This year’s recipients are:

Frank Greenway, MD

Bruce Wolfe, MD, FACS, FASMBS

2018 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. This year’s recipient is:

Barry M. Popkin, PhD, FTOS


10:35am Friends of Albert (Mickey) Stunkard Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation: P-Hacking and Academic Misconduct
June Stevens, MS PhD
11:05am TOPS Research Achievement Award Presentation: Mechanistic Analyses of the Pathogenesis of Human Obesity: Why In-patient Studies Are Required
Michael Rosenbaum, MD
11:35am Atkinson-Stern Award Presentation
11:40am 2018 Masters of the ABOM Award Presentation
Frank L Greenway, MD; Bruce M Wolfe, MD FACS FASMBS