NIH presentation about community-academic partnerships to address obesity among middle school students

March 18, 2014

On Thursday, March 20, Dr. Laura Bogart will be discussing the development and results of Students for Nutrition and eXercise (SNaX), a five-week middle school-based obesity prevention intervention that combines […]

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Materials from NIH Workshop on the Prevention of Obesity in Infancy and Early Childhood

January 24, 2014

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently held a Workshop on the Prevention of Obesity in Infancy and Early Childhood that brought together scientists with expertise in pediatric obesity, epidemiology, […]

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NIH webinar: Strengths and weaknesses of experimental and quasi-experimental designs

November 4, 2013

The National Institutes of Health Office of Disease Prevention (OPD) is hosting a webinar tomorrow for their Medicine: Mind the Gap seminar featuring Dr. William R. Shadish, distinguished professor and founding faculty […]

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New funding opportunity from NIH/CDC for small business to create tools to collect health metrics

September 10, 2013

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently released a funding opportunity for small businesses to develop user-friendly tools facilitating the construction of environmental […]

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NIH workshop explores ways to prevent obesity in infancy and early childhood

August 26, 2013

Intervening to prevent the development of overweight and obesity as early as possible has the potential to improve health and reduce the health care costs associated with obesity-related diseases now and […]

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Math model predicts effects of diet, physical activity on childhood weight

July 31, 2013

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have created and confirmed the accuracy of a mathematical model that predicts how weight and body fat in children respond to adjustments […]

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September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September 6, 2012

Aug. 31, 2012, HHS News Release September marks the start of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, a time for us to encourage America’s children to develop healthy habits that can […]

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NIH grant builds on previous RWJF work by funding research to assess the impact of childhood obesity prevention efforts

April 3, 2012

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has funded a team at Rutgers to follow a group of children for five years to determine the effectiveness of changes in the physical […]

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IOM publishes presentations from NCCOR members in new report

March 30, 2012

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recently published a report of the presentations and discussions at its Measuring Progress in Obesity Prevention Workshop. The report features presentations from three members of […]

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NIH releases best practices for combining qualitative and quantitative research

August 1, 2011

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) today released recommendations or best practices for scientists conducting mixed methods health research. Mixed methods research combines the strengths of quantitative research and qualitative research. […]

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