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For Immediate release
August 18, 2013
For More Information:
James Zervios
Director of Communications
(800) 717-3117
Robert Kushner, MD, Honored with the
Obesity Action Coalition’s “Chairman's Award”
Chicago, IL, resident Robert Kushner, MD, was honored with the Obesity Action Coalition’s (OAC) "Chairman's Award" during the 2nd Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention, Rise to the Challenge.
As a member of the OAC National Board of Directors, Dr. Kushner has been instrumental in guiding the organization through his expertise and vast knowledge. He is one of the Program Agenda Co-Chairs of the Convention Program Agenda Subcommittee – the committee responsible for developing the educational agenda for the Your Weight Matters National Convention. Dr. Kushner is also a regular contributor to the OAC's quarterly educational publication - Your Weight Matters Magazine.
Dr. Kushner is a professor of medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and clinical director of the Northwestern Comprehensive Center on Obesity in Chicago. He is actively involved in the care of patients who struggle with obesity along with conducting clinical research and educating medical students. He is widely-known throughout the healthcare community. He is considered a thought-leader among his peers, and he is past-president of The Obesity Society.
“Dr. Kushner is a true asset on the OAC National Board of Directors. Since being elected to the Board in 2011, his expertise and knowledge have carefully guided the OAC. He has been instrumental in leading the OAC's Education Committee, which is responsible for developing all OAC materials and resources. As Chairman of the OAC Board, I personally congratulate him on winning. We are grateful for his efforts and dedication," said Pam Davis, RN, BSN, CBN, OAC Chairman.
About the OAC "Chairman's Award"
This is the first year the OAC "Chairman's Award" has been presented. The award is given to an OAC National Board Member for their outstanding service and contributions as a volunteer on the National Board of Directors.
About the OAC
The OAC is a National nonprofit charity dedicated to helping individuals affected by obesity. The OAC was formed to bring together individuals struggling with weight issues and provide educational resources and advocacy tools. For more information on the OAC, please visit
About the Your Weight Matters Convention
The Your Weight Matters Convention is a national convention focused on providing individuals with quality, evidence-based education on weight and its impact on health. For more information on the Convention, please visit
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