Program Complete

The TREAT Program is complete. This website is scheduled to be archived and disabled by July 1, 2020. Please contact  karenherbst@email.arizona.edu with any concerns or questions.

Leading the Fight Against Fat Disorders

World renowned doctor Karen L. Herbst, one of the foremost researchers and advocates for those with ATDs, is leading the charge to create a new Program for Adipose Tissue Disorders at the University of Arizona. 

Those with ATDs Aren’t Alone Anymore.

We will be their advocates. It’s time to know more about these disorders. To seek better treatments and therapies. To organize information and make it public. To make it easier for those affected to seek accurate diagnoses and treatments. 

Finding Real Answers, Inspiring Real Hope

Philanthropic investment will fuel strategic leadership, empower interdisciplinary teams of researchers, arm experts with cutting-edge tools and technologies, and prepare the next generation of researchers and clinicians to lead the future of ATD treatments, preventions, and cures. 

Leading the Fight Against Fat Disorders

World renowned doctor Karen L. Herbst, one of the foremost researchers and advocates for those with ATDs, is leading the charge to create a new Program for Adipose Tissue Disorders at the University of Arizona. 

Those with ATDs Aren’t Alone Anymore.

We will be their advocates. It’s time to know more about these disorders. To seek better treatments and therapies. To organize information and make it public. To make it easier for those affected to seek accurate diagnoses and treatments. 

Finding Real Answers, Inspiring Real Hope

Philanthropic investment will fuel strategic leadership, empower interdisciplinary teams of researchers, arm experts with cutting-edge tools and technologies, and prepare the next generation of researchers and clinicians to lead the future of ATD treatments, preventions, and cures. 

  • Leading the Fight Against Fat Disorders

    World renowned doctor Karen L. Herbst, one of the foremost researchers and advocates for those with ATDs, is leading the charge to create a new Program for Adipose Tissue Disorders at the University of Arizona. 

  • Those with ATDs Aren’t Alone Anymore.

    We will be their advocates. It’s time to know more about these disorders. To seek better treatments and therapies. To organize information and make it public. To make it easier for those affected to seek accurate diagnoses and treatments. 

  • Finding Real Answers, Inspiring Real Hope

    Philanthropic investment will fuel strategic leadership, empower interdisciplinary teams of researchers, arm experts with cutting-edge tools and technologies, and prepare the next generation of researchers and clinicians to lead the future of ATD treatments, preventions, and cures. 

Leading the Fight Against Lipedema
The problem is clear — we don’t know nearly enough about Lipedema and other Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue (SAT) Disorders.

We’re going to change that. 

Leading the Fight Against Fat Disorders

Message from the TREAT Program Director

“Lipedema has been relatively ignored for over 75 years since it was given a name by Drs. Allen and Hines in 1940 at the Mayo Clinic. It is thought that millions of women all over the world are affected with lipedema and their voices are finally being heard. Now is the time to find the cause of lipedema to guide treatment and prevention. The TREAT program is finding Treatments, performing Research, promoting Education and awareness of lipedema Adipose Tissue.”

— Dr. Karen L. Herbst