September 7, 2011
Emily Dhurandhar, Ph.D. , postdoctoral fellow  of the Nutrition Obesity Research Center at UAB has been appointed to The Obesity Society  Advocacy. Her term will be 2011 thru 2013, beginning and ending at the Annual Scientific Meeting. As a student member Dr. Dhurandhar will participate in all activities of the committee without voting privileges.
The Advocacy Committee is responsible for tracking legislative and regulatory activities that relate to the obesity field and determining the best approach for addressing the issues, with guidance and approval from Council. The committee meets once a year during the annual meeting and has monthly conference calls as required.