Dale Schoeller receives Friends of Albert (Mickey) Stunkard Lifetime Achievement Award

DalePicDale Schoeller, emeritus professor of nutritional sciences, has been selected to receive the 2016 Friends of Albert (Mickey) Stunkard Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is given out by the Obesity Society in remembrance of Mickey Stunkard. The award will be presented to him at this year’s ObesityWeek conference on November 3rd in New Orleans, where Schoeller will present the Friends of Albert Stunkard Award lecture.

Schoeller was recognized for his outstanding contributions in the field of obesity. The award is “designed to recognize people who, like Mickey, have made a lifetime of outstanding contributions to the field of obesity in terms of scholarship, mentorship and education.” His research on obesity includes, among other topics, body composition changes, looking at dietary intake with emphasis on high intake of caloric sweeteners, the role of physical activity in weight control, how moderate exercise may help enhance the acute hormonal response of the hunger and satiety system, and the effects of aging and caloric restriction on body composition.

Schoeller has also been working to prevent pediatric obesity through community- and school-based interventions and environmental assessments. He is also part of a university initiative that works to prevent pediatric obesity and promote healthy living in the state of Wisconsin.

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