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Listen! Member Dr. Rebecca Hasson on Stateside

Momentum Center member Dr. Rebecca Hasson featured on Stateside, discussing how sitting too long impacts our health.  Listen now!

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InPACT website is live!

A Momentum Center funded cross-disciplinary project, InPACT is a novel classroom-based physical activity intervention designed to improve the fitness of both teachers and students, while simultaneously enhancing learning. Our goal is to provide teachers with the necessary resources to lead their classes in 10, 3-minute activity breaks throughout the school day. These short duration activity breaks closely represent…

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Registration is open for 10/11 Pediatric Obesity Symposium!

The Michigan Metabolomics and Obesity Center Symposium 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 website for more information, including…

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Momentum Center is now on Twitter!

The Momentum Center Twitter account has been launched! Follow us at @um_momentum

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NEW BOOK: Socializing Children Through Language

Momentum Center member Dr. Pamela Davis-Kean has released a new book called Socializing Children through Language. Description Socializing Children through Language examines interactions between parents and children in the context of achievement, self-regulation, food consumption, and television watching to illustrate how parents of different socioeconomic means interact and discuss a variety of topics in the home.

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Momentum Center member Dr. Ashley Gearhardt has been named as a Henry Russel Award recipient.

We are excited to announce that Momentum Center member, Dr. Ashely Gearhardt, has been named as a Henry Russel Award recipient. This distinguished award is presented to junior faculty who have demonstrated marked academic achievements in research and teaching. Dr. Gearhardt is a leading researcher in the study of food addiction, disordered eating, and obesity.…

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Dr. Miller’s childhood obesity work featured in the U-M Record

Momentum Center member Dr. Alison Miller presented her work in childhood obesity at a Board of Regents meeting on May 19th. Her work and the meeting were featured in this U-M Record article.

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Children’s sweet tooth and obesity

Momentum Center member Dr. Julie Lumeng’s research shows a childhood preference for sweet foods may be a predictor of unhealthy weight gain. Read the news article here.

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Momentum Center Pilot & Feasibility RFP

Momentum Center members are welcome to apply for the 2016 round of the Pilot and Feasibility Program. Funding up to $25,000 can be requested. For more information, click here.

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What sugar does to your brain

Momentum Center member Dr. Ashley Gearhardt quoted in story about the effects of sugar on our brains.