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Do Parents Make Kids Fat?

Momentum Center Associate Director Dr. Julie Lumeng was quoted in a New York Times article titled “Do Parents Make Kids Fat?”, exploring if parents determine their children’s eating habits. Read the article here.

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2018 Summer Internship Application is Live!

The Momentum Center Student Summer Internship program provides summer stipend support for students to pursue research interests related to childhood obesity. Applications for Summer 2018 funding are due by 5 p.m. on January 26th. For details on 2018, go here.

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11/29 seminar: Remote Food Photography Method to Measure Dietary Intake

Join us on Wed, November 29th from 1:00 – 2:00 in room 1680 at the School of Public Health (building I) to hear from speaker Corby K. Martin, PhD, clinical psychologist and Director of the Ingestive Behavior Laboratory at Pennington Biomedical Research Center. In this seminar, Dr. Martin will introduce the Remote Food Photography Method…

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How Not to Talk to a Child Who is Overweight

Read this New York Times article that includes quotes from Momentum Center member Dr. Kate Bauer.

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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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