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George H.A. Clowes, MD, FACS Memorial Career Development Awardee for 2018 announced


The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has announced that Luke Funk, MD, MPH, FACS, of Madison, WI, has been selected to receive the 2018 George H.A. Clowes, MD, FACS Memorial Career Development Award. Dr. Funk is an assistant professor in the department of surgery at University of Wisconsin-Madison. His awarded research project is Identifying and Addressing Barriers to Severe Obesity Care.

Dr. Funk anticipates that his research will help him to complete a program of research focused on identifying and addressing barriers to severe obesity care and bariatric surgery. The primary objectives of his study are to better understand how severely obese patients and their primary care providers (PCPs) make obesity treatment decisions and to pilot-test an educational tool designed to improve shared decision-making and optimize treatment for severely obese patients.

The requirements for this award are posted to the ACS website at

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