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Children's National convenes first childhood obesity symposium
Date:12/5/2008

he underlying risk factors for childhood obesity and the earlier onset of type 2 diabetes.

Presentations included:

  • An overview of Children's General Clinical Research Center (GCRC), which provides special resources, including trained research nurses and high-tech equipment for more effectively investigating growth, body composition, nutritional status, and metabolism from Catherine Klein, PhD, RD, Director of the Bionutrition Research Program at Children's National.

  • A successful community intervention program for inner-city Latino youth developed by pediatrician Nazrat Mirza, MD, director of Children's Obesity Clinic.

  • A study of the role of emergency departments in targeted obesity interventions, especially for low-income communities where families frequently use the emergency department as a primary care resource as well as for urgent care, from Mohsen Saidinejad, MD, of the Division of Emergency Medicine and Trauma Services.

  • Current research by post-doctoral researcher Eleanor Mackey, PhD, of the

Contact: Jennifer Leischer
jleische@cnmc.org
202-476-6883
Children's National Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

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