TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) visit to Wake Forest



On Monday, July 30, Rick Danforth, the President of Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), and Dr. Barbara Cady, former President of TOPS and current Advisor to the President of TOPS, visited Wake Forest Baptist Health and the Center for Precision Medicine to participate in the Center for Precision Medicine Obesity Symposium "Obesity Management, Weight Loss, and Prevention”. TOPS is a non-profit weight loss organization that has supported research into the genetics of obesity for the past several decades. Speakers at the Symposium included Dr. Olivier, Dr. Barb Cady, Dr. Joseph Skelton, Director of the Brenner FIT Program, Dr. Kristina Henderson Lewis, Member of the Wake Forest Weight Management Center, and Dr. Barb Nicklas, Member of the Sticht Center for Healthy Aging. The goal of the Symposium was to provide an overview of ongoing obesity-related research efforts last Wake Forest School of Medicine, and explore opportunities how TOPS may be able to assist with some of our ongoing weight loss and management programs, and support research initiatives.