Re-posted from Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders (CCED) blog archives. CCED and The Emily Program partnered in 2014.
CCED is very proud to announce that our very own Lucene Wisniewski, PhD, received the 2013 Outstanding Clinician Award from the Academy for Eating Disorders “for her contributions to the clinical care and well-being of individuals with eating disorders through clinical contributions to the field.”
“I feel really lucky to be part of this community of experts in eating disorder treatment,” Dr. Wisniewski said during her acceptance speech. “On a day-to-day basis, if I feel stuck with a patient, I can call people literally all over the world because of this group. I have learned so much from being a part of the AED, and it is just an honor to receive this award.”
Dr. Wisniewski was honored during an award ceremony at this year’s International Conference on Eating Disorders, Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries in Eating Disorders, held in Montreal, May 2–4. During her acceptance speech, she joked that the irony of this award is the fact that she never wanted to be a clinician. So, she offered the audience one piece of advice: Take the opportunities that come to you, even if you don’t think they will lead you down what you think is your desired path.
Watch Dr. Wisniewski receiving her award live at the AED’s award ceremony below. Her acceptance speech begins at timestamp 5:45.
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