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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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Registration and Abstract Submission for 10/11 Pediatric Obesity Symposium

The Michigan Metabolomics and Obesity Center Symposium, co-sponsored by MNORC and the Momentum Center, will take place on October 11, 2016 at the University of Michigan Palmer Commons. This year the focus topic will be pediatric obesity. The symposium is free and attendees will receive CME credits. Light refreshments and lunch will be provided. Please visit the…

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Momentum Center Members Karen Peterson and Julie Lumeng featured in Michigan Research

Momentum Center members Karen Peterson and Julie Lumeng are featured in the Michigan Research newsletter for their work on childhood obesity. Read the article here.

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Dr. Dave Bridges Selected for Endocrinology Journal Award

Momentum Center member Dr. Dave Bridges’ author group has been selected for one of the Society for Endocrinology’s five Journal Awards, given to the best papers published in Journal of Endocrinology, Journal of Molecular Endocrinology, Endocrine-Related Cancer, Clinical Endocrinology and Endocrine Connections. The Journal Awards recognize excellence in endocrine research and practice and a contribution to…

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Member Dr. Julie Lumeng quoted in Health News

Momentum Center member Dr. Julie Lumeng was quoted in Health News about parental influences on children’s food preferences. Read more here.