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Florida Faculty Member Takes Top Place in The Obesity Society’s Lightning Talk Competition

Dr. Kathryn Ross, an assistant professor in the department of clinical and health psychology at the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions, won first place in The Obesity Society’s Lightning Talk competition held during Obesity Week, the joint annual meeting of The Obesity Society and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

[Photo: Dr. Kathryn Ross]

Twelve early career members with top-scoring abstracts were invited to present their work as a three-minute talk. Participants were challenged to effectively communicate their scientific findings to a broad audience using just one slide.

Dr. Ross presented the results of her study which modeled the pattern of weight loss and regain during and after a 12-week, web-based weight management program.