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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!

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Check out the member spotlight for January!

Dr. Wei Perng is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences and Epidemiology in the School of Public Health. Read more about Dr. Perng’s work here.

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Momentum Center 2017 Student Summer Internship Application Now Open

The Momentum Center Student Summer Internship program provides summer stipend support  for students to pursue research interests related to childhood obesity. Application materials for Summer 2017 are now available. Find out more information here.

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Dr. Julie Lumeng quoted about advertising effects on young children

Associate Director Dr. Julie Lumeng quoted in article about TV ads spuring snacking in kids as young as two.

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New website for Dr. Alison Miller’s child health and development lab

Dr. Alison Miller has a new website for her Child Health and Development Lab. Check it out here!

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New grant for member Dr. Tobier to turn broken sidewalk into illuminated track

FitLIGHT, a project created by Momentum Center member Professor Nick Tobier and Assistant Professor Roland Graf, both of the University of Michigan’s Stamps School of Art & Design, has been funded by the 2016 KaBOOM! Play Everywhere Challenge. This project, which was selected as a finalist from over 1000 submissions by a panel of industry…

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Member Dr. Julia Wolfson in the news about cooking skills

Momentum Center member Dr. Julia Wolfson shares results of her study about public support for learning to cook, such as bringing back home economics in schools. Read the article here.

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Videos available from Pediatric Obesity Symposium!

Videos from the talks given at our 10/11/16 pediatric obesity symposium are now available: Brian Wansink: “Slim by Design: From Mindless Eating to Mindlessly Eating Better” Katherine Bauer: “It’s All My Mom’s Fault: Examining Evidence of the Impact of Parenting on Childhood Obesity” Darleen Sandoval: “Using Genetics to Understand GFP-1 Physiology” Marie-France Hivert: “Understanding Pathways…

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