The National Eating Disorders Association has awarded Kathryn Zerbe, MD, Affiliate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, the Lifetime Achievement Award for her teaching, writing and clinical contributions to the subspecialty of eating disorders and field of psychiatry.
Dr. Zerbe has spent more than 30 years helping hundreds of women with eating disorders recognize the destructiveness of their behavior, identify the underlying cause and achieve a happier, healthier existence.
She is the author of four books and over 100 papers, book chapters and reviews. Dr. Zerbe continues to teach nationally and internationally on topics of integrated treatment of eating disorders, psychodynamic understanding of eating problems, creativity of women artists and the role of mentors in personal development.
The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. According to their website, the organization campaigns for prevention, improved access to quality treatment and increased research funding to better understand and treat eating disorders. NEDA works with partners and volunteers to develop programs and tools to help everyone who seeks assistance.