The Awards Committee of the World Obesity Federation (WOF) have chosen Professor Rachel Batterham to receive the prestigious Andre Mayer Award. The award will be presented to Prof. Batterham at ICO in Vancouver in May 2016.
Professor Batterham is Head of the Centre of Obesity Research, Department of Medicine, at the University College London (UCL) and is Head of the Centre for Weight Loss, Metabolic and Endocrine Surgery, at the University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH). Her laboratory's research is centred on increasing our understanding of how body weight is regulated and developing new therapies for the treatment of patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes. Her work has made major contributions to the field of obesity by advancing understanding of energy and glucose homeostasis.