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Momentum Center members present at U-M Feast of Ideas

The Feast of Ideas is an intellectual sampler of U-M’s academic excellence, with faculty from diverse disciplines presenting 20-minute talks at Ann Arbor shops, restaurants and cafes. All talks are free and open to the public. This event will take place the evening of Thursday, Oct. 26. Two Momentum Center members will be presenting: Dr. Bauer It’s…

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We Are Public Health: Dr. Karen Peterson

Dr. Peterson, Momentum Center Director, was featured in We Are Public Health. Read about her and her work here.

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2017 Pilot and Feasibility Awards Announced

Three cross-disciplinary research projects related to child obesity have been awarded pilot and feasibility funding from the Momentum Center. To see a list of the project titles and investigators, click here.

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You Make Me Sick! Podcast featuring Dr. Dana Dolinoy

The Environmental Defense Fund’s Health Blog Podcast, You Make Me Sick! features Dr. Dana Dolinoy in the episode on the mysteries of the epigenome. Listen here to find out more!

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Self-control training for preschoolers fails to prevent obesity

Momentum Center Associate Director Dr. Julie Lumeng was interviewed by Reuters about her article titled “Improving Self-Regulation for Obesity Prevention in Head Start: A Randomized Controlled Trial.” Click here for the Reuters article or here for the study.

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2017 Pilot and Feasibility RFP now available!

We are excited to release the 2017 RFP for the Momentum Center’s Pilot and Feasibility program. Funding up to $25,000 can be requested. Eligibility: Pilot and feasibility funding applications are open to Momentum Center members (faculty and post-doctoral fellows who have a faculty mentor) only.  A faculty mentor must be a member of the Momentum…

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Food Policy Keynote and Panel on April 5th

The University of Michigan School of Public Health Nutritional Sciences Student Association and Student Advocates for Nutrition are pleased to invite you to:   Food Policy in the Next Four Years:  A Keynote by Oran Hesterman and a Panel with Betti Wiggins, Michelle Napier-Dunnings, and Amanda Edmonds.   As public health faces challenges of obesity,…

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New member spotlight of the month, Dr. Alison Miller!

Dr. Miller is an Associate Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education in the School of Public Health. Read more about her work here.

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Registration Open for Healthy Weight Patient Engagement Event on 3/14

Registration is open to the community for the University of Michigan (U-M) Healthy Weight Patient Engagement Event! This event, co-sponsored by LHSNet and the Momentum Center is being held to seek YOUR voice in helping guide healthy weight and obesity research at U-M. It will include: A brief overview presentation of cutting edge healthy weight research…

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NEW STUDY: Acute sleep restriction increases dietary intake in preschool-age children

Members Dr. Julie Lumeng and Dr. Alison Miller recently published a study titled “Acute sleep restriction increases dietary intake in preschool-age children”. Read it here!