The 2009 AED Awards
Introduction by Kelly L. Klump, PhD, FAED
The AED board of directors are saddened that we were unable to
publicly honor the 2009 AED awardees during the annual Awards Ceremony
that was to be held during the 2009 International Conference on Eating
Disorders in Cancun, Mexico. We treasure our AED awardees and value the
opportunity to publicly acknowledge their significant contributions to
the field. We hope to be able to express our gratitude to them in-person
in the very near future.
In lieu of the awards ceremony, we would like to take the opportunity to honor the 2009 awardees in this special issue of the Forum. We have included below a description of each AED award, a photograph of the awardees, and the remarks that were prepared by the presenter of each award. We are delighted to honor such a prestigious and deserving group.
AED Leadership Award for Clinical, Administrative or Educational Service
Ulrike Schmidt, MD, PhD, FAED, for contributions to the clinical care and well-being of individuals with eating disorders through clinical, administrative or educational contributions to the field.
Award Presentation Prepared by Janet Treasure, FRCPsych, FAED:
Ulrike was introduced to eating disorders through working with Gerald Russell in the late '80s. Her early research involved working collaboratively with several of the major eating disorder services in the United Kingdom. She spent some time away from the field gaining additional training and experience. Following her return to the eating disorders field she has made outstanding contributions both directly to patients and indirectly in terms of the administrative work she has done both for the British eating disorder community and internationally for the AED.
Ulrike has consistently had a broad, innovative and patient-centered approach to her research. Her talent for co-operation and team work shines through by her commitment to share information and skills with patients, carers and colleagues. A gentle hand on the rudder underpinned by hard work and preparation means that she is an excellent leader. A role she now has in several guises as chairman of the Eating Disorder Section of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK, principal investigator on a large grant from the NHIR and head of clinical and research teams.
She has also contributed to many co-operative ventures. For example, she has been a member of trial steering committees, editorial boards, grant reviews and of course her work for the AED. Ulrike has been an AED board member and has served on various AED committees (scientific committee, chair of patient carer task force; charter implementation group). She was also co-chair for the Baltimore meeting in 2007. From this position she was able to steer forward many innovations. She was one of the authors of the patient/carer charter. Together with Judy Banker and Mary Tantillo, she started up the patient carer task force. There is no doubt that she merits this award.
AED Leadership Award for Research
Stephen Wonderlich, PhD, FAED, in recognition of an internationally respected body of research yielding new knowledge about eating disorders and measurably advancing the field.
Award Presentation, Prepared by Ross Crosby, PhD, FAED and James Mitchell, MD, FAED:
The Leadership Award represents all of the following:
- Conducting important and impactful ED research
- Providing leadership and direction for ED research
- A history of successful and productive research collaborations
- Providing mentorship to other (particularly younger) ED researchers
- Teaching others how to conduct better ED research
We could not think of a better recipient for this award than our friend and colleague, Steve Wonderlich. This is indeed a very well deserved honor. Many of us who have been active in the Academy, particularly those who are interested in research, have admired Steve and his outstanding work for many years. The range of his research interests has been both broad and far reaching. His research, and the publications that followed, have always evidenced both scholarship and thoughtfulness. He is a wonderful synthesizer and has moved the field forward on many fronts. He is among a small handful of researchers in our field that have been most influential in guiding new developments and setting new directions in eating disorders research. We are greatly honored that Steve has been our colleague and friend for twenty years. Having had the opportunity to work with him on a daily basis has indeed been a rare privilege.
AED Outstanding Clinician Award
Ivan Eisler, PhD, for contributions to the clinical care and well-being of individuals with eating disorders through clinical contributions to the field.
Award Presentation, Prepared by Daniel le Grange, PhD, FAED:
It is a great honor for me to introduce my friend, colleague and mentor Dr. Ivan Eisler. Ivan is this year's recipient of the AED Leadership Award for Clinical Service.
Ivan is a Reader in Family Psychology and Family Therapy and Head of the Section of Family Therapy at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London. He is also the head of the Child and Adolescent Eating Disorder Service at the Maudsley Hospital in London.
In his career, which spans over 30 years now, Ivan has been at the forefront in the development, dissemination, and provision of clinical care for adolescents with eating disorders and their families. Perhaps most noteworthy has been Ivan's seminal work and leadership in the development of family therapy for adolescents with anorexia nervosa.
Here, Ivan has been a true pioneer, and in his work with families, he has been instrumental in the recovery of untold numbers of youngsters with eating disorders. Ivan is most deserving of this year's AED Leadership Award for Clinical Service. Congratulations, Ivan!
AED Research-Practice Partnership Award
Carolyn Becker, PhD, FAED and the Delta, Delta, Delta Fraternity, for leadership in the innovative, effective partnership of science, service, and community activism to improve lives through the prevention of eating disorders.
Award Presentation, Prepared by G. Terence Wilson, PhD, FAED:
Nineteen years ago, a Princeton High School graduate, then an undergraduate at Swarthmore College, applied for admission to the clinical PhD program at Rutgers University. Her compelling personal statement included the following sentence: “I would like to help close the gap between practice and research.” The field of eating disorders is fortunate indeed that Carolyn Black Becker proceeded to make good on this aspiration. With her uncommon blend of clinical prowess, scholarly excellence, and personal vision and leadership, Carolyn Becker has pioneered the successful dissemination of an evidence-based program for overcoming negative body image and preventing eating disorders. Her continuing contributions are likely to influence the dissemination and implementation of evidence based psychological interventions more generally beyond the domain of eating disorders.
Great credit goes to the Tri Delta national fraternity for embracing the implementation of this program in any interested sorority chapter in North America. One of the fruits of the partnership they have forged with Carolyn Becker is Reflections: Body Image Academy, a centralized training center for students and professionals. This collaboration not only benefits the members of Tri Delta, but also promises to improve the well-being of countless other young women who struggle with the cultural burden of the thin ideal. It is particularly fitting that Carolyn Black Becker and Tri Delta share this timely and important Research-Practice Partnership Award.
AED Leadership Award for Corporate Service
Claude Carrier and Bos, International, for generous contributions to increasing the impact and effectiveness of the mission of the Academy for Eating Disorders and for special contributions to eating disorder awareness and prevention.
Award Presentation, Prepared by Judy Banker, MA, FAED and Kelly Klump, PhD, FAED:
It is with the deepest respect that the board of directors and past presidents, on behalf of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), honor Claude Carrier and Bos Advertising with the Academy for Eating Disorders 2009 Leadership Award for Corporate Service.
This award recognizes the generosity and beneficence that you extended to the AED in designing our branding platform and launching our new public campaign. All of this work was donated by Claude and Bos, yet it was provided in the most highly professional and attentive way. Indeed, Claude approached our branding tasks with the same level of intensity and dedication as one of his multimillion dollar clients. This speaks volumes about Claude and Bos, particularly in these days of economic uncertainty.
This aspect of Bos is perhaps best captured in its corporate “brand” statement:
The attention of the consumer is something that’s earned.
Bos lives and breathes this statement, and Claude pushed us to do the same. He urged us to think about what we, as an organization, provide to our members and the field at large. Claude helped us think about how we can earn the attention and respect of our members and the field. This process helped us realize our true strengths and vision for advancing the organization and its mission. We will forever be indebted to Claude and Bos for their help in this regard.
And we are excited about moving forward in developing our public campaign with Claude and Bos! Claude has generously offered to donate services to help us develop a grass roots, public campaign aimed at the prevention of eating disorders in a population at highest risk — adolescent girls. We are eager to continue our collaborations with you on this important project.
Claude, you and the Bos creative team have earned our respect and admiration. The AED is a stronger, more cohesive, more inclusive, and more proactive organization as a result of your generous guidance and expertise. It is therefore with the deepest gratitude that the Academy for Eating Disorders honors you, Claude Carrier, and Bos with the:
Academy for Eating Disorders
2009 Leadership Award for Corporate Service
Fellows Class of 2009
Ursula Bailer, MD
Anne E. Becker, MD, PhD
Jacqueline C. Carter, PhD
Ross D. Crosby, PhD
Leslie J. Heinberg, PhD
Joel Jahraus, MD
Richard E. Kreipe, MD
Wendy Oliver-Pyatt, MD
Robert Palmer, FRCPsych
Susan Paxton, PhD
Mary R. Rouse, MD
Janet Treasure, FRCPsych
The 2009 AED Clinician Scholarships
The AED Clinician Scholarship Committee (Debbie Katzman, Kathleen Pike and Susan Paxton) is pleased to announce the 2009 AED Clinician Scholarship recipients:
- Sigrum Danielsdottir, Cand.Psychology - Reykjavik, Iceland
- Carolina Andrea Lopez, PhD - Santiago, Chile
- Christina Papanestor, LCSW - San Francisco, CA, USA
- Kristine Tippen, PhD - Southfield, MI, USA
The 2009 AED/NIMH Early Career Investigator Travel
The AED Early Career Investigator Travel Fellowship Committee (Drs. Ross Crosby, Debra Franko, and Mae Lynn Reyes-Rodriguez) is pleased to announce the 2009 AED/ NIMH Early Career Investigator Travel Fellowship recipients:
- Rachel Calogero, PhD - Keynes College, Univ. of Kent, Canterbury, UK
- Kim Celone, MA - Boston University, Boston, MA
- Trisha Dunkel, MA - Loyola University, Chicago, IL
- Troy Ertelt, MA - University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
- Janna Fikkan, PhD - Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
- Rebecca Greif, PsyD - Rutgers-The State Univ. of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ
- Megan Jones, MS - Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital, New Haven, CT
- Danyale McCurdy, MA - University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
- Emily Pisetsky, BA - University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC
- Cristin Runfola, BA - Stanford School of Medicine-Pediatrics, Mountain View, CA
- Christina Tortolani, MA - Northeastern University, Boston, MA
- Sara Trace, MS - Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
- Karina Franco, PhD - Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Tlalnepantla, Mexico
- Marie-Pierre Gagnon-Girouard, BS - Laval University, Quebec, Canada
- Daniel Munoz, PhD - Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon
- Jodie Richardson, PhD cand. - McGill University, Montreal, Canada
- Hunna Watson, PhD, MPsych - Centre for Clinical Investigations, Dept of Health, Northbridge, Western Australia
The 2009 AED Student Research Grants
The AED Scientific Committee is pleased to announce the 2009 AED Student Research Grant Awardees:
- Kristen Culbert, Michigan State University: “Prenatal Testosterone Risk and Disordered Eating During Puberty.”
- Jocilyn Dellava, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill: “Dietary Intake and Physical Activity in Women Recovered from Anorexia Nervosa.”
Annual Early Career Investigator Award for Best Paper
Published in 2008
Kristin N. Javaras, DPhil