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Member Workshop on 4/18

Where: SPH, G840 When: 11am-noon

The next Momentum Center Member Workshop will be held on 4/18. Member Kate Bauer will present her draft aims for feedback.

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Kids With Younger Siblings May Be Less Likely To Be Obese

Momentum Center Associate Director, Dr. Julie Lumeng’s new study found that by first grade, kids with younger siblings are much less likely to be obese. Read more here.

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CLINICAL RESEARCH TOWN HALL MEETING

MARCH 9 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM The upcoming Clinical Research Town Hall Meeting will be held on March 9, 2016, from 9 – 10 a.m. in Room 6000 of the Taubman Health Sciences Library.  Please click on the following link to reserve your seat: Registration for Town Hall Meeting. This town hall meeting is…

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Varied diets may not curb childhood obesity

Momentum Center Associate Director, Dr. Julie Lumeng’s new study found that a greater diversity of foods may increase the risk of becoming overweight in low-income, preschool-age children in the U.S. Read more here.

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Momentum Center investigator receives ILSI Future Leader Award

Dr. Katherine Bauer, Momentum Center Key Investigator, has been named a 2016 Future Leader by the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) North America. The award is given annually to two new investigators who demonstrate great leadership potential and propose promising research in the fields of nutrition or food science. This is one of the most…

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Dr. Dolinoy talks to PBS NewsHour

Dr. Dolinoy talks to PBS NewsHour about a Momentum Center project where she is studying whether epigenetics at birth could predict obesity later in life. Read the article here!

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Momentum Center hosts screening of The Raising of America

Where: School of Public Health, room 1655 When: January 25th - 28th, 2016 from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

The Momentum Center, with other partners, will be hosting a screening of the documentary The Raising of America, a a five-part documentary series that explores the question: Why are so many children in America faring so poorly? What are the consequences for the nation’s future? How might we, as a nation, do better? The series investigates these…

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TEDMED Great Challenges Webcast on prevention of childhood obesity

When: 12:00 p.m., February 10, 2015

Momentum Center Director, Karen Peterson, joined a group of expert panelists in a TEDMED Great Challenges webcast.  Moderated by NPR Correspondent Allison Aubrey, the discussion focused on the role of community in the prevention of childhood obesity.  To view the webcast, click here.