Carolyn Dunn Named an NCSU Williams Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor

The NCSU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has announced its 2019 class of recipients of the Williams Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professorships, and Carolyn Dunn, PhD, Chair of the Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences and long-time advocate for nutrition, prevention and Family Medicine, has been selected for this high honor. These professorships are intended to recognize tenure-track faculty who are ‘great scholars, great teachers, great scientists, and great interpreters’ and who have distinguished themselves in any area of research, teaching, etc. Dr. Dunn, RDN, LDN, has been a longtime leader within statewide efforts to improve nutrition and wellness for families and communities. She and several colleagues created Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less, a 15-week evidence-based weight management program which is being used across the country in both in-person and online formats. Dr. Dunn and past NCAFP President Dr. Mott Blair collaborated on a project to bring the core curriculum of “Families Eating Smart Moving More” to family physician offices around the state as part of the NCAFP Foundation’s past adolescent obesity efforts. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Dunn for this impressive honor.