Congratulations Team!

In the past week, the Eating Disorders Lab has received a wave of good news! We are excited to share with you the following accomplishments:

Mae Lynn Reyes, PhD received a fantastic score of 14 on her NIMH K award application entitled “Engaging Latino Families in Eating Disorders Treatment.” This will give her 5 years of funding to develop a culturally tailored intervention for eating disorders in Latinos.

Jocilyn Dellava, PhD was announced as the winner of the International Journal of Eating Disorders Early Career Paper Award for her paper entitled “Energy metabolism and body composition in long-term recovery from anorexia nervosa.” This award will be given in Salzburg, Austria in June 2010 at the International Conference on Eating Disorders.

Liz Hoffman (current MD, PhD student) has been awarded the American Society for Nutrition Award for her dissertation research on “Feeding Styles and Responsiveness of Mothers with Eating Disorders.” She was also selected to be an American Society for Nutrition (ASN) Clinical Nutrition Intern and received a Predoctoral Fellowship which will provide her with a unique opportunity to gain experience in the field of Nutrition in the medical setting.

Liz Hoffman also received an Academy for Eating Disorders/NIMH Travel Award to attend the International Conference on Eating Disorders this June in Salzburg, Austria.

TJ Raney will be serving as conference co-chair at the 10th Annual International Conference on Eating Disorders in Salzburg, Austria in June 2010.

Cynthia Bulik, PhD delivered the Keynote address at the inaugural Eating Disorders International Conference in London on March 11th entitled “The Intricate Dance of Genes and Environment in Eating Disorders.”

Cynthia Bulik and Pat Sullivan received a Foundation of Hope grant for the Genetic Consortium for Anorexia Nervosa. They have been leading a 17 country effort collecting DNA samples for individuals with anorexia nervosa and were funded by the Wellcome Trust (WTCCC3) to conduct genomewide association. This grant allows us to contribute samples from patients from North Carolina to this global effort!