Dr. Mark Norris, Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, has joined an elite list of health professionals awarded Fellow status by the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED).
The AED is a global association providing leadership in the research, education, treatment and prevention of eating disorders. The Fellowship Committee of the AED grants Fellow status to those recognized by the Academy for distinguished contributions, defined in part as significant and extraordinary, to the field of eating disorders.
“It was an honour to accept the award,” says Dr. Norris. “We still have a lot of work ahead of us, but we have made some significant advances and gained good traction in recent years.”
Dr. Norris is a pediatrician in the Adolescent Health and Eating Disorder Program at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. He is recognized for his unwavering dedication to educating and mentoring students, residents, clinicians and parents of affected youth.
He is also renowned for his ability to weave sensitivity and compassion with his extensive medical skills — as evidenced by the immeasurable gratitude conveyed by patients and families.
Dr. Norris is very active in research, and leads studies in a variety of different eating disorder domains. He is cognizant of the collaborative nature of his work in the field, teaming with individuals in research to those suffering from eating disorders.
“Over the last decade I’ve truly been privileged to have collaborated with some fantastic people that have worked tirelessly to raise the profile of eating disorders in this country,” he remarks. “I look forward to continuing to advance knowledge and advocate further in the coming years.”