A Festschrift for Roland L. Weinsier: Nutrition scientist, educator, and clinician

Douglas C. Heimburger*, David B. Allison, Michael I. Goran, Adrian F. Heini, Donald D. Hensrud, Gary R. Hunter, Samuel Klein, Shiriki K. Kumanyika, Robert F. Kushner, Barbara J. Rolls, Dale Schoeller, Yves Schutz

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Roland L. Weinsier, M.D., Dr.P.H., devoted himself to the fields of nutrition and obesity for more than 35 years. He contributed outstanding work related to the treatment of obesity through dietary and lifestyle change; metabolic/ energetic influences on obesity, weight loss, and weight regain; body composition changes accompanying weight loss and regain; the health benefits and risks of weight loss; nutrition education for physicians; and nutrition support of sick patients. He served on the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) National Task Force on Prevention and Treatment of Obesity, as Chair of the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Department of Nutrition Sciences, and as Founder and Director of its NIDDK-funded Clinical Nutrition Research Center. He was a long-time and active member of NAASO, serving in the roles of Councilor, Publications Committee Chair, Continuing Medical Education Course Director, Public Relations Committee Chair, and Membership Committee Co-Chair, to name just a few. He was well respected as a staunch defender of NAASO's scientific integrity in these roles. Sadly, Roland Weinsier died on November 27, 2002. He will be missed and remembered by many as a revered and beloved teacher, mentor, healer, and scholar.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1246-1262
Number of pages17
JournalObesity Research
Issue number10
StatePublished - 2003


  • Medical nutrition education
  • Medical nutrition practice
  • Nutrition science

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Food Science
  • Endocrinology
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism


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