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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.

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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.