Grants and Awards

The goal of Obesity Treatment Foundation's obesity research grants program is to amplify the quantity and quality of clinician-driven, practice-based obesity treatment research. Enabling this type of research will help to increase the credibility of obesity medicine clinicians and grow the field of obesity medicine.

Grant Recipients

Claudia Borzutzky, MD
Title: Group Telehealth Weight Management Visits for Adolescents with Obesity

Susan Wolver, MD, FACP, Dipl. ABOM
Title: Does a Low-carbohydrate Ketogenic Diet Reduce Liver Fat and Liver Stiffness in Patients with Obesity?

Eduardo Grunvald, MD, Dipl. ABOM
Title: Predictors of Patients with Sub-optimal Weight Loss after Bariatric Surgery

Cherie Lisa Vaz, MD
Title: Non-exercise Activity Thermogenesis and Heart Rate Variability in Patients with Obesity

Poster Contest Winners

Leslyn Keith, OTD
Title: Lifestyle Modification Group for Lymphedema and Obesity Results in Significant Health Outcomes

Suzanne Cuda, MD, FAAP, FOMA
Title: Association of Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Weight Status in Children and Adolescents with Obesity

Valerie O'Hara, DO; Nancy Browne, PNP, FAANP; Samreen Fathima, BDS, MPH; Starr Johnston, RN; Kathrin Hastey, FNP; Barbara Sorondo, MD, MBA; and Janet Bayleran, PhD
Title: Obesity Metabolic Co-morbidities with Associated Disease Burden in Children and Adolescents

Suzanne Cuda, MD, Dipl. ABOM
Title: Do Decreases in Visceral Adipose Tissue Correlate with Physiologic or Metabolic Improvements in Children with Severe Obesity?

Bharti Sheyte, MD
Title: Obesity Clinic for the Uninsured/Low-income Population

Dr. Hal Seim Scholarship Fund Travel Award Recipients

Khawla Ali, MD, and Tawni Peterson, FNP

Jonathan Bonnet, MD, and Sowmya Chandra-Reddy, MD

Outside Grants and Funding Opportunities

NIH Obesity Research Funding Opportunities

Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award