2011 Excellence in Weight Management Outcomes Research Award
Sponsored by: McNeil Nutritionals, LLC
Anne Wolf, MS, RD has been a champion to promote the message about the economic impact of obesity and other chronic diseases, and has published the evidence that medical nutrition therapy, provided by registered dietitians, saves money. Our entire profession is indebted to Anne for conducting quality research to justify the role of registered dietitians to be included as health care reform takes shape. Her research has served as pillars for the Academy Evidence Analysis Library, and was noticed by Medicare when they were deciding whether to initiate coverage for MNT for diabetes, and she has testified in front of Congressional committees. She is frequently requested as a speaker, writer and advisor. She serves an exemplary role model for dietitians conducting research and is most generous to share her talents and skills. She bird dogged the WM DPG practice group to develop a research fellowship, created the groundwork for the fellowship process, recruited applicants, and has mentored them once they begin working. Her passion, her tenacity, her knowledge and skills are most amazing.