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Honors & Awards

The Meehan/Hartley Leadership Award for Public Service &/or Advocacy

This award honors an individual who, over a sustained period of time  ( i.e., 5 years or more) has significantly advanced the field of eating disorders through her/his impact on public policy, government advocacy or service to the community.  It is the highest award conferred by the Academy.

Recipients

  • 2021: Scarlet Hemkes and Eric van Furth, PhD, FAED
  • 2020: Johanna Kandel
  • 2019: Christine Morgan
  • 2018: Claire Mysko
  • 2017: Katrina Velasquez, JD, MA
  • 2016: June Alexander, PhD
  • 2015: Chevese Turner
  • 2014: Laura Collins, MS
  • 2013: Karine Berthou
  • 2012: Mary Beth Krohel
  • 2011: Cynthia Bulik, PhD, FAED
  • 2010: Mary Tantillo, PhD, FAED
  • 2008: Susan Ringwood, BA, FAED
  • 2007: Kitty Westin, MA, LP & Claire Vickery
  • 2006: Michael Levine, PhD, FAED
  • 2005: David Herzog, MD
  • 2004: J Armando Barriguete, MD, PhD, FAED; Fabian Melamed; Ovidio Bermudez, MD, FAED; Paulo P.P Machado, PhD, FAED; and Fernando Ferndandez-Aranda, PhD, FAED
  • 2003: Craig Johnson, PhD, CEDS, FAED
  • 2002: Patricia Santucci, MD, FAED
  • 2000: Patricia Hartley, PhD 
  • 1996: Pat Howe Tilton
  • 1994: Vivian Meehan, RN, DSc

Leadership Award for Clinical, Administrative or Educational Service

This award honors contributions made by the awardee to the clinical care of those individuals suffering with an eating disorder, other than those whom the awardee has treated directly.  Such an individual would have to have demonstrated sustained leadership either through administrative (i.e., innovative new service delivery), educational, or clinical contributions to the field that positively impacted the treatment and well-being of individuals with eating disorders within the awardee’s own nation or internationally.

Recipients

  • 2021: Yael Latzer, DSc, PhD
  • 2020: Lauren Muhlheim, PsyD, CEDS-S, FAED
  • 2019: Diane Neumark-Sztainer, MPH, PhD, RD, FAED
  • 2018: Stephen Wonderlich, PhD, FAED
  • 2017: Andreas Karwautz, MD
  • 2016: Evelyn Attia, MD, FAED
  • 2015: Eric van Furth, PhD, FAED
  • 2014: Richard Kreipe, MD
  • 2013: Debbie Katzman, MD
  • 2012: Rachel Bryant-Waugh, DPhil, MSc
  • 2011: Judy Banker, MA, LLP, FAED
  • 2010: Howard Steiger, PhD
  • 2009: Ulrike Schmidt, MRCPsych Dr. Med. Ph.D
  • 2008: Ron Thompson, PhD, FAED; Roberta Sherman, PhD, FAED
  • 2007: Pat Fallon, PhD, FAED
  • 2006: Michael Strober, PhD, FAED
  • 2005: Robert Palmer, PhD

Leadership Award in Research 

This award honors an individual who has, over a substantial period of time (i.e., 10 years or more), used research to develop new knowledge about eating disorders that is internationally respected. The knowledge has to have had a measurable impact on the field, either by significantly furthering our understanding of the etiology of eating disorders, by changing treatment or prevention, or by fostering new lines of research.

Recipients

  • 2021: Ulrike Schmidt, MD, PhD, FAED
  • 2020: Kate Tchanturia, PhD, FAED, FBPS, FAHE
  • 2019: Pamela H. Keel, PhD, FAED
  • 2018: Anne E. Becker, MD, PhD, FAED
  • 2017: C. Barr Taylor, MD
  • 2016: Kelly L. Klump, PhD, FAED
  • 2015: Fernando Fernández-Aranda, PhD, FAED
  • 2014: Daniel Le Grange and Jim Lock, PhD, MD
  • 2013: Susan Paxton, PhD
  • 2012: Stephen Touyz, PhD, FAPS, FAED
  • 2011: Hans Hoek, MD, PhD
  • 2010: Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, PhD, MPH, RD
  • 2009: Steve Wonderlich, PhD
  • 2008: G. Terrence Wilson, PhD
  • 2007: Manfred Fichter, MD, PhD
  • 2006: Cynthia Bulik, PhD, FAED
  • 2005: Ruth Striegel-Moore, PhD, FAED
  • 2004: Janet Treasure, OBE, MD, FRCP, FAED
  • 2003: B. Timothy Walsh, MD
  • 2002: Christopher Fairburn, MD
  • 2000: W. Stewart Agras, MD
  • 1998: Walter Kaye, MD
  • 1995: James Mitchell, MD

Lifetime Achievement Award

In addition, the Board may decide periodically to recognize a senior individual in the field for her/his lifetime contributions to the Academy or to the field in general.  It is not expected that this award will be given annually, but only under exceptional circumstances.

Recipients

  • 2021: B. Timothy Walsh, MD. FAED
  • 2020: Craig Johnson, MD, CEDS, FAED
  • 2019: Manfred Fichter, MD
  • 2018: Ruth Weissman, PhD, FAED
  • 2017: Marsha Marcus, PhD
  • 2016: Walter H. Kaye, MD, FAED
  • 2015: Christopher Fairburn, MD
  • 2014: Janet Treasure, OBE, MD, FRCP, FAED
  • 2013: Terry Wilson, PhD
  • 2012: James Mitchell, MD
  • 2011: Bryan Lask, FRCPhysch
  • 2010: Bob Palmer
  • 2007: Francesca Brambillla, MD
  • 2004: Peter Beumont, MD
  • 2000: Paul Garfinkel, MD
  • 1998: Katherine Halmi, MD
  • 1996: Gerald Russell, MD; Arthur Crisp, MD
  • 1995: Albert Stunkard, MD

Special Awards

The Board may decide to recognize other individuals, organizations, and/or corporations for their significant contribution to the AED or the eating disorders field at large. Special awards can be given as a one-time award (e.g. in recognition of a notable contribution such as Editorship of IJED) or can be given multiple times (e.g. a Special Award for Industry). The name of the award will be determined by the Board, based on the contributions being honored.

Corporate Award

  • 2009: Bos, International and Claude Carrier
  • 2008: Unilever

Distinguished Service Award

  • 2020: Anthea Fursland, PhD, FAED and Jerel Calzo, MPH, PhD, FAED
  • 2015: Annie Cox and Jacqueline Schweinzger, CMP
  • 2013: Tim Walsh, MD
  • 2012: Michael Strober, PhD
  • 2011:  Joe Ingram
  • 2002: Joel Yager, MD
  • 1998: Amy Baker Dennis, PhD

Distinguished Service Award for a Foundation

  • 2021: Hilda & Preston Davis Foundation

Global Impact Award

  • 2020: Jameela Jamil
  • 2008: Judith Rodin

Mental Health Advocacy Award

  • 2007: US Rep Patrick Kennedy

Outstanding Clinician Award

  • 2020: Glenn Waller, DPhil, FAED, Dr. Hannah Turner, Dr. Madeleine Tatham, Dr. Victoria Mountford, and Tracey Wade, PhD, FAED
  • 2019: Anthea Fursland, PhD, FAED
  • 2017: Kelly Vitousek, PhD
  • 2013:  Lucene Wisniewski, PhD
  • 2012: Phil Mehler, MD, CEDS, FACP, FAED
  • 2011: Diane Mickley, MD
  • 2010: Ivan Eisler, PhD
  • 2008: Susan Willard, MSW, FAED
  • 2003: Marsha D. Marcus, PhD
  • 2000: Pauline Powers, MD
  • 1998: Arnold Andersen, MD

Outstanding Researcher Award

  • 2020: Anthea Fursland, PhD, FAED and Jerel Calzo, MPH, PhD, FAED
  • 2015: Annie Cox and Jacqueline Schweinzger, CMP
  • 2013: Tim Walsh, MD
  • 2012: Michael Strober, PhD
  • 2011:  Joe Ingram
  • 2002: Joel Yager, MD
  • 1998: Amy Baker Dennis, PhD
  • 2000: W. Stewart Agras, MD 
  • 1998: Walter Kaye, MD
  • 1995: James Mitchell, MD

Public Service Award

  • 2013: Marisa Garcia, MHA
  • 2011: Beth Klarman
  • 2000: S. Kenneth Schonberg, MD
  • 1995: Susan Blumenthal, MD

Research Practice Partnership Award

  • 2012: Michael Levine, PhD
  • 2009: Tri Delta International Fraternity and Carolyn Becker, PhD, FAED