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CORC Mini-Grant Projects

The goal of the Childhood Obesity Research Core (CORC) Mini-Grant Funding Opportunity was to provide financial support to catalyze novel cross-disciplinary partnerships and strengthen childhood nutrition and overweight/obesity pilot research. Similar to the Momentum Center’s Pilot and Feasibility grants, it is expected that this funding mechanism will support the:

A study team with at least two investigators was required, and applicants were encouraged to form teams comprised of basic, translational, and health services researchers alongside clinicians. See below for a list of awarded projects.

Learn more about the CORC mini-grant funding opportunity here.

Awarded Projects

Understanding the contribution of neonatal circulating insulin levels to accelerated infant growth trajectory and adiposity risk

Screening children for social determinants of health in pediatric clinic settings: Implications for childhood obesity prevention

Identifying epigenetic biomarkers of childhood obesity

Healthy sleep as a predictor of successful weight loss in adolescents with obesity

Examining housing as a determinant of child health: The Stable Tenure And Youth Health (STAY-Health) Study

Food insecurity and body mass index in children: A longitudinal study