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School of Nursing to Host Events During National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

  By Nora Williamson
  Monday, February 5, 2018

The Western New York Comprehensive Care Center for Eating Disorders (WNYCCCED) and the University of Rochester School of Nursing are hosting a series of events during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (Feb. 25-March 4).

"The theme for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week this year is 'Let’s Get Real.' Getting real means accurately understanding the nature and consequences of eating disorders and what we can do to eliminate these deadly disorders,"says Mary Tantillo, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAED, CGP, director of the WNYCCCED and professor of clinical nursing at the School of Nursing.

“Community awareness on eating disorder prevention, treatment, and research, is hugely important to support people who are struggling with this disease. We encourage you to 'get real' by joining us at any of these free and educational events to learn more about the disease and how to get involved."


The WNYCCCED serves as the hub for eating disorder services in the 30-county Western New York Region. Directed out of the University of Rochester School of Nursing, the WNYCCCED is a partnership between the University of Rochester School of Nursing and the Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Program at Golisano Children’s Hospital.

For details about any of the events below, please contact Jennifer Dry De Santo at (585) 276-6102 or

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