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TOS/Susan G. Komen®
|Semi-finalists Selected for Susan G. Komen® Breast Cancer Challenge
Reviewers associated with the Susan G. Komen® Breast Cancer Challenge have selected this year's five semi-finalists. The semi-finalists will present their proposals at the Obesity and Cancer Section meeting at ObesityWeek® in Las Vegas.
The five semi-finalists are:
Based on the semi-finalists presentations, three individuals will be selected to receive $5,000 to conduct their proposed pilot studies. The finalists will then join us at ObesityWeek® 2020 in Atlanta, GA, to present the outcomes of their research within a session devoted to the results.
- Justin C. Brown, PhD
Director, Cancer Metabolism Program
LSU Pennington Biomedical Research Center
- Stephanie Annett
RCSI School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
- Latha Ramalingam, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Nutritional Sciences
Texas Tech University
- Emily Jane Gallagher, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease
Associate Program Director for Internal Medicine Residency
Director of Research Track, Internal Medicine Residency Program
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (New York City)
- Brittny Davis Lynn, PhD, MPH
Independent Research Scholar
Integrative Tumor Epidemiology Branch
Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics
National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
|TOS Announces Award Honorees for 2019
The Obesity Society (TOS) is proud to announce its award recipients for 2019.
Awards from The Obesity Society recognize specific research achievements as well as other major contributions to the basic science, treatment and prevention of obesity. The Society's prestigious awards also highlight the careers of obesity researchers.
TOS offers two categories of awards: named awards and abstract-based awards.
Read more about this year's award honorees.
TOS offers its warmest congratulations to this year's recipients!
|TOS Announces Grant Recipients for 2019
The Obesity Society (TOS) is proud and honored to announce the recipients of its 2019 grants program.
Rachel Conlon, PhD, is the recipient of the WW Karen Miller-Kovach Research Grant. Conlon is a research instructor at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. Conlon's presentation is titled "ClockWork: Harnessing the Circadian Timing System for Postpartum Weight Management & Health." The grant will focus on the development of a scalable, behavioral weight loss intervention that includes digital tools. The purpose of the funding is to help investigators collect pilot data to successfully compete for larger extramural funding. Conlon receives a $50,000 research grant for a one year period.
Nathan Winn, PhD, is the recipient of the Early Career Research Grant with a presentation titled "Macrophage Iron Handling and Insulin Action." Winn is a post-doctoral fellow at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. The grant is sponsored by TOS as a member service to foster and stimulate new research ideas in any area of investigation related to obesity. The grant targets early career investigators and post-doctoral trainees by funding proposals that demonstrate a high likelihood of resulting in new and innovative approaches in obesity research. Applicants may request up to $25,000.
Congratulations to both of our grant recipients!
|WW Karen Miller-Kovach Research Grant Recipient
Rachel Conlon, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
|Early Career Research Grant Recipient|
Nathan Winn, PhD
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|Arriving Monday at ObesityWeek®?
We have opened up more seating in the following FREE ticketed preconference on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 — Register Now!
You can also attend the events below on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. These events are open to scientific session general seating and do not require a ticket.
- 1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. TOS Preconference: Driving Policy Change in Obesity – How Can We Work Together?
- 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. TOS Late-Breaking Research Forum: Emerging Pharmacological Anti-obesity Therapies
- 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. TOS/NIH Joint Symposium: Landing Your First R01 – Tips From the NIH
- 1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. TOS/Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) Joint Symposium: Metabolic Heterogeneity of Obesity
- 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. TOS President's Symposium: Are the Cards Stacked Against Us? The Intergenerational Transmission of Obesity
- 5:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. TOS Opening Session: Hold 'em or Fold 'em? Treating Pediatric Obesity in the Era of Outrage
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Pediatric Obesity Section
|Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration Project (CORD 1.0) Report to Congress
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity recently published the Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration Project (CORD 1.0) Report to Congress. In 2011, CORD 1.0 received funding from the CDC, through funds authorized from the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act, to conduct 5-year community-based participatory research projects, which aimed to address various levels of the socioecological model for low-income children aged 2-12.
The research combined efforts in pediatric health care settings with evidence-based interventions in early care and education centers, schools, and other community settings to prevent chronic disease risk and improve overall health of low-income children and their families. This report summarizes key findings from CORD 1.0 and shows how public and private organizations can successfully work together to reach high-risk, underserved populations and deliver effective, evidence-based programs for health promotion.
In 2015, CDC received additional funding to support CORD 2.0, which focuses on implementing family-based pediatric weight management programs for children aged 6-12, and CORD 3.0, which will focus on adapting, testing, and packaging effective programs and translating them into user-friendly, "packaged" materials that healthcare, community, or public health organizations can use in real-world settings.
For more information on these projects, visit CORD 1.0, CORD 2.0, and CORD 3.0 on the CDC website.
National Institutes of Heath
|NIH Funds New All of Us Research Program Genome Center
The All of Us Research Program has selected the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Huntsville, AL, to evaluate the use of leading-edge DNA sequencing technologies that could someday improve diagnosis and treatment of many diseases, both common and rare. The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) is funding the project with $7 million over one year. All of Us and NCATS are parts of the National Institutes of Health.
"All of Us will provide one of the world's most robust platforms for precision medicine research, with a broad range of data to drive new discoveries," said Director of All of Us Eric Dishman. "Through this partnership with NCATS, we will be able to offer approved researchers an even greater depth of genetic information than originally planned, making the resource even more valuable for them and the diverse communities we seek to help."
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