Navigation Links
$4.5 million grant creates transdisciplinary program to train scholars in child obesity prevention
Date:5/3/2011

URBANA A five-year $4.5 million USDA grant to University of Illinois researchers will establish the Illinois Transdisciplinary Obesity Prevention Program (I-TOPP), an innovative research-based program that will combine a Ph.D. with a master's in public health (MPH) degree focused on child obesity prevention.

"This exciting new program allows us to develop novel hypotheses and approaches as researchers come together from their individual areas of expertise to solve the problem of child obesity," said Sharon Donovan, the Melissa M. Noel Professor in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition and I-TOPP director.

Students in the new program will be taught to think broadly about child obesity because research has shown that no single approach adequately addresses the problem, said Donovan.

"None of us as individuals has the expertise to cover the entire landscape," she noted.

I-TOPP scholars who receive this new degree will benefit from a blend of transdisciplinary and translational research, Donovan said.

"By combining training in research and public health interventions, these students will be uniquely qualified to develop, implement and evaluate programs targeting childhood obesity prevention," she added.

I-TOPP co-director and head of the university's MPH program David Buchner said the result will be a uniquely trained group of people who use both research and public health practice skills to address one of our country's most urgent public health problems. The MPH program is housed in the College of Applied Health Sciences.

The new degree will integrate innovative research in nutrition, child development and family studies, physical activity, public health science and practice, economics, practices in child care centers, and the effects of media. Students will develop and test transdisciplinary interventions to prevent childhood obesity, Donovan said.

I-TOPP will build on the tran
'/>"/>

Contact: Phyllis Picklesimer
p-pickle@illinois.edu
217-244-2827
University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Amway One by One Campaign for Children Reaches 7 Million Kids
2. Michael J. Fox Foundation Awards $1 Million to Drive Critical New Research Tools and Technologies in Parkinsons Drug Development
3. International Diabetes Federation awards $2 million to 9 global diabetes research projects
4. New Report: $1 Cigarette Tax Increase Would Raise $418.8 Million for Texas and Cut Youth Smoking
5. New Report: $1 Cigarette Tax Increase Would Raise $18.6 Million for Montana and Cut Youth Smoking
6. New Report: $1 Cigarette Tax Increase Would Raise $24.8 Million for Wyoming and Cut Youth Smoking
7. New Report: $1 Cigarette Tax Increase Would Raise $43.3 Million for Utah and Cut Youth Smoking
8. New Report: $1 Cigarette Tax Increase Would Raise $113.9 Million for Colorado and Cut Youth Smoking
9. New Report: $1 Cigarette Tax Increase Would Raise $65.3 Million for Iowa and Cut Youth Smoking
10. Kaiser Permanente Approves $170 Million in Community Benefit Grants in 2009
11. America's Hidden Pandemic: 100 Million Suffer From Sleep Problems
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/28/2014)... Recently, PrettyTailor.com has developed and created its ... around the world in celebration of the coming holiday ... launched a special offer on all these outfits. ... pioneer in the garment industry, PrettyTailor.com brings together art ... and small. The business carries quite a few in ...
(Date:11/28/2014)... 2014 The month of December has the ... accidents occurring in Florida every year in December , attorney ... auto insurance policies. , "Optional auto insurance coverage is something ... not cheap I know, actually Florida is among the states, ... higher, but what I see is that the insurance required ...
(Date:11/28/2014)... (HealthDay News) -- People with diabetes face a number of ... you healthy, an expert says. "With the holidays coming, ... the events, the family you,ll be visiting and all of ... Diabetes Educators, said in an association news release. "By planning ... One idea is to make a healthy eating contract ...
(Date:11/28/2014)... Agein.com, the Internet’s premier anti-aging web site focusing ... foremost experts in the industry, is releasing its top diet ... , “The official start of winter is still three weeks ... with an icy blast. After one of the worst winters ... usher in another brutal winter,” says Dr. Kevin J. McLaughlin, ...
(Date:11/28/2014)... 2014 BambooFlooringChina.com has been recognized as ... Recently, the business has announced its new strand ... big discount on these new models. , Based on ... hands, without carpenter machines involved. It is crafted on ... great for do-it-yourselfers without hard work on installation, also ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:2015 Wedding Dresses from PrettyTailor.com Available Now 2Health News:Car Accident Attorney Sean M. Cleary on Auto Insurance Policies Essential for Florida Drivers 2Health News:Holiday Eating Tips for People With Diabetes 2Health News:Agein Corporation, a Leading Anti-Aging Company, Releases Top Diet and Personal Care Tips for Preventing Dry Skin this Season 2Health News:BambooFlooringChina.com Introduces Its New Strand Woven Bamboo Flooring Collection 2
... Governmental Community members join The Help Group,s Statewide efforts ... The Help Group, the nation,s largest and most ... and other special needs , recently launched its annual ... National Autism Awareness Month. Today it is estimated that ...
... chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) are first treated with a ... the disease progresses it often becomes resistant to the ... of Leicester, United Kingdom, and Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, ... the therapeutic effects of imatinib mesylate and other drugs ...
... Medical Equipment and Services Is Anti-Competitive and Harmful to ... letter sent today, the American Association for Homecare and ... House Office of Health Reform and the leadership of ... Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to review ...
... Association, with support from the Jon Holden DeHaan Foundation, ... the development and mechanisms of generating new cardiac muscle ... will be conducting studies to ultimately determine how regeneration ... attack and heart failure patients.The grants total $6 million ...
... risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease , , , ... smoke cigarettes and marijuana increase their risk of ... pot alone doesn,t seem to increase the risk ... Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive ...
... of Stimulus Package Health IT FundingCHICAGO, April 13 ... Care hospitals are far less likely now to ... (ICU) stays since the health system implemented an ... 12,000 patients treated from 2006-2008 at 13 Resurrection ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:The Help Group Launches Multifaceted Autism Awareness Campaign 2Health News:Homecare Associations Nationwide Urge Policymakers to Rescind Controversial Medicare 'Competitive' Bidding Rule 2Health News:Homecare Associations Nationwide Urge Policymakers to Rescind Controversial Medicare 'Competitive' Bidding Rule 3Health News:Homecare Associations Nationwide Urge Policymakers to Rescind Controversial Medicare 'Competitive' Bidding Rule 4Health News:Homecare Associations Nationwide Urge Policymakers to Rescind Controversial Medicare 'Competitive' Bidding Rule 5Health News:Homecare Associations Nationwide Urge Policymakers to Rescind Controversial Medicare 'Competitive' Bidding Rule 6Health News:Homecare Associations Nationwide Urge Policymakers to Rescind Controversial Medicare 'Competitive' Bidding Rule 7Health News:Three Medical Centers Awarded Funds to Study Generation of Cardiac Muscle Cells 2Health News:Pot, Cigarette Smoke Wreaks Havoc on Lungs 2Health News:Resurrection Health Uses Information Technology to Address Critical Care Crisis 2
(Date:11/26/2014)... Company plc ("Perrigo") (NYSE: PRGO ; TASE), ... today announced the closing of Perrigo,s previously announced registered ... shares at a public offering price of $152.00 per ... purchase up to an additional 888,157 ordinary shares by ... representatives of the several underwriters. Perrigo ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... THE WOODLANDS, Texas , Nov. 26, 2014 ... LXRX ) today announced the completion of previously ... of $280.0 million.  After fees and estimated offering ... million from the transactions.  The transactions consisted of: ... shares of common stock, pursuant to a registration ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... CUMBERLAND, Md. , Nov. 26, 2014  Over ... half of those suffer from this pain daily. Chronic ... specialty of pain management is born to fulfill the ... treat all types of pain. On October ... to the Cumberland, Maryland community.  ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Perrigo Company plc Announces The Closing Of Its Registered Public Offering Of Ordinary Shares 2Perrigo Company plc Announces The Closing Of Its Registered Public Offering Of Ordinary Shares 3Perrigo Company plc Announces The Closing Of Its Registered Public Offering Of Ordinary Shares 4Lexicon Announces Completion Of $280 Million In Financing Transactions 2Lexicon Announces Completion Of $280 Million In Financing Transactions 3New Pain Management Center Opens in Cumberland, Md. 2
...
Stab incision blades color coded for simple and accurate identification...
Atkinson needles have a single bevel with a 22 angle point. Injecting anesthetic agents into the muscle cone. 0.60mm x 38.0mm (23 G x 1 1/2 in)...
Designed to lift corneal cap/flap during corneal lamellar surgery...
Medicine Products: