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George Bray 2018 Complete Interview

Diabetes in Control speaks with top endocrinologists and other medical professionals to bring you the latest in diabetes news and research. This week, we have another exclusive interview from the AACE 2018  in Boston.

George A. Bray, M.D., MACP, MACE is a Boyd Professor Emeritus at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Professor of Medicine Emeritus at the Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans.  After graduating from Brown University summa cum laude in 1953, Bray entered Harvard Medical School graduating magna cum laude in 1957. His post-doctoral training included an internship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, a fellowship at the NIH, residency at the Strong-Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester, a fellowship at the National Institute for Medical Research in London and at the Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston.   In 1970, he became Director of the Clinical Research Center at the Harbor UCLA Medical Center, and organized of the First Fogarty International Center Conference on Obesity at NIH in 1973. Bray also Chaired the Second International Congress on Obesity in Washington DC in 1977. In 1989 he became the first Executive Director of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, a post he held until 1999. He is a Master of the American College of Physicians, Master of the American College of Endocrinology and Master of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. Bray founded the North American Association for the Study of Obesity in 1982 (now The Obesity Society), and he was the founding editor of its journal, Obesity Research, as well as co-founder of the International Journal of Obesity and the first editor of Endocrine Practice, the official journal of the American College of Endocrinologists.  Dr. Bray has received many awards during his medical career including election to the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars, an Honorary Fellowship in the American Dietetic Association, the Bristol-Myers Squibb Mead-Johnson Award in Nutrition, the Joseph Goldberger Award from the American Medical Association, the McCollum Award from the American Society of Clinical Nutrition, the Osborne-Mendel Award from the American Society of Nutrition, the TOPS Award, the Weight Watchers Award,  the Stunkard Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Presidential Medal from The Obesity Society . During his academic years Bray authored or coauthored more than 2,000 publications, ranging from peer-reviewed articles and reviews, to books, book chapters and abstracts reflected in his Hirsch (H) Index of 93. Bray has had a long interest in the history of medicine and has written articles and a book on this subject.


Featured videos include:

Pt.1: The Chronic Disease of Obesity

Pt.2: The Problems and Limitations of Obesity

Pt.3: Obesity Breakthroughs on the Horizon

or view the complete interview here: Complete Interview.

To read the transcript of the full interview, click here.