STATE PHYSICIAN EARNS AWARD FOR WORK ON PEDIATRIC OBESITY PROGRAMS


Ashley Weedn, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P., was presented the “Prevention into Practice Award” by the Oklahoma State Medical Association (OSMA). Noting her proactive leadership, Sherri Baker, M.D., OSMA’s 2016-17 president, commended Weedn on her research to prevent and treat childhood obesity in the state.

Weedn, a pediatrician, is the lead investigator on childhood obesity research at the OU College of Medicine’s department of pediatrics, including studies on disparities across the state that earned her national recognition. She is the medical director of the OU Children’s Physicians pediatric multidisciplinary weight management clinic, Healthy Futures. Weedn also collaborates with Oklahoma pediatricians and has developed a toolkit for physicians who treat children to better assess and manage childhood obesity.  

OSMA, the state’s largest organization of physicians recognized Weedn at its Annual Meeting April 22.  Her father, Robert Weedn, M.D., a Duncan physician, presented her the award on behalf of the Physicians’ Campaign for a Healthier Oklahoma.

From medical school to retirement, physicians rely on OSMA to champion healthcare and safety for Oklahomans and support doctors in advancing the compassionate practice of medicine.

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