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Anita Courcoulas, MD, Received the Walter J. Pories Research Award from the TREO Foundation

May 10, 2024

Congratulations to Dr. Anita Courcoulas, who has been selected to receive the Walter J. Pories Research award from the TREO (Treatment, Research, and Education to end Obesity) Foundation. This award recognizes the necessary research and scientific achievements of an individual that has expanded the understanding of obesity and whose excellence and contributions have led to a significant advance in obesity research.

Dr. Courcoulas' clinical research interests are in the study of long-term outcomes of bariatric surgery, mechanisms of diabetes and metabolic improvement, comparative effectiveness of surgical procedures and endoscopic devise trials. She has led several NIH-NIDDK-sponsored studies including The Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (LABS) that evaluated various important outcomes following weight loss surgery. Her most recent landmark publication in JAMA -- "Long-Term Outcomes of Medical Management vs Bariatric Surgery in Type 2 Diabetes" shows that bariatric surgery is more effective than medical and lifestyle modifications for achieving long-term Type 2 diabetes control and remission.

This award is well deserved and acknowledges Dr. Courcoulas’ efforts and dedication in the field of research.


Learn more about Dr. Courcoulas.