Chicago — The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders (ANAD) a national non-profit organization headquartered in Illinois, aimed at preventing and alleviating the problems of eating disorders, has named Kim Dennis, MD, Timberline Knolls' medical director, as a founding member of its newly established medical and scientific advisory board.
"Along with other members of the board, Dr. Dennis will review research, evaluate trends and address emerging issues in the treatment of eating disorders," said Steven Prinz, MD, FAPA, FAED, vice-president of ANAD and chair of the medical and scientific advisory board.
Expert opinions and recommendations will be made available to professionals and families in the eating disorder community across the nation. ANAD will offer informative videos streaming from its website from experts on this board. Dr. Dennis and others will share their clinical expertise on these videos which will be available online 24 hours a day.
"We have always had the greatest respect for ANAD," said James Gresham, CEO of Timberline Knolls. "Dr. Dennis was selected for the board because of her extensive background and experience with individuals suffering from eating disorders. She is a frontrunner in eating disorder treatment and prevention."
Since 1976, ANAD has advocated for the development of healthy attitudes, bodies, and behaviors. ANAD promotes eating disorder awareness, prevention and recovery through supporting, educating, and connecting individuals, families and professionals.
Timberline Knolls is a Chicago-based residential treatment center offering an environment of recovery for women ages 12 and older struggling to overcome eating disorders, trauma, substance abuse, mood disorders and co-occurring disorders.
"I'm delighted and honored to serve on the board of an organization that does so much to support eating disorder recovery and offer help to those who desperately need and deserve it," said Dr. Dennis.
Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center was founded in 2005 with a team of compassionate psychiatrists, psychologists and clinicians dedicated to helping adolescent girls and women achieve full lives. Since becoming the medical director, Dr. Dennis has focused on bringing clinical excellence, compassionate care and awareness of the realities of recovery to women and adolescent girls receiving treatment at Timberline Knolls.