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New Faculty Announcement: Sebag and Sindler

The Obesity Research and Education Initiative (OREI) is proud to welcome two new faculty members, Dr. Julien Sebag in the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics and the Fraternal Order of E...

Dr. Brenner Wins the 2014 Regents Award for Faculty Excellence

Charles Brenner, Founding Co-director of the Obesity Research and Education Initiative and Professor and Roy J. Carver Chair of the Department of Biochemistry, has received a 2014 Regents Award for Fa...

Drs. Tucker, Carr, Scholz, and Curtis receive Stead Excellence Grant

Targeting a Fat-Accumulation Gene: Nature's News and Views by Charles Brenner

Dr. Charles Brenner, a founding co-director of the University of Iowa Obesity Research and Education Initiative and member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center (FOEDRC) wrote an a...

David Frisvold study: Soda tax does little to curb obesity

Dr. David Frisvold, Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the Tippie College of Business and a member of the Obesity Research and Educational Initiative (OREI), was recently noted in a...

Helena Laroche study: Offering healthier foods in concession stands good for both sales and satisfaction

Helena Laroche, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and a member of the UI Obesity Research and Education Initiative and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center, was...

Obesity Rate for Young Children Plummets 43% Over Past Decade, Federal Survey Finds

Federal health authorities on Tuesday reported a stunning 43 percent drop in the obesity rate among 2- to 5-year-old children over the past decade, the first broad decline in an epidemic that often le...

Justin Grobe receives highly competitive ADA grant

Justin L. Grobe, PhD, an Assistant Professor in the Carver College of Medicine Department of Pharmacology and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center and the UI Obesity Rese...

 2014 National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

The countrywide observance of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week is February 23 through March 1.  The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)’s theme this year is: “I had no idea that eating...

Gallup Poll Shows Americans' Concerns About Obesity Soar, Surpassing Smoking

Dr. Lyse Norian receives NIH National Cancer Institute RO1 Grant

Dr. Lyse Norian, an Assistant Professor of Urology and faculty member in the Obesity Research and Education Initiative, has been awarded a new R01 grant from the NIH National Cancer Institute. The pro...

Dr. Rahmouni receives AHA Established Investigator Award

Dr. Kamal Rahmouni, an Associate Professor in the Departments of Pharmacology and Internal Medicine and faculty member of the Obesity Research and Education Initiative, has received an Established Inv...

David Frisvold speaks on the Impacts of Childhood Obesity

David Frisvold, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Tippie College of Business and  the OREI recently spoke at the Baltimore Public Policy Forum  focused on childhood obesity. The forum cons...

Obesity Trends

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Vital Signs: Obesity among Low-Income, Preschool-Aged Children, United States 2008-2011; August 9, 2013

Ruth Grossmann receives NIH Research Scientist Development Award

Ruth Grossmann, PhD, RN, an Associate in the College of Nursing, was awarded a Research Scientist Development Award by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for her project “Metabolomic B...

Honors Student in Human Health and Physiology Published in the Highland Review on Together We Grow Healthy Project  

Michael Lutter discusses genes linked to increased risk for eating disorders

Allyn L. Mark, MD to be recognized as Distinguished Mentor on October 16th

New Faculty Announcement - Lira & Frisvold

The Obesity Research and Education Initiative (OREI) is proud to announce two new faculty appointments in the OREI, Dr. Vitor Lira with the Department of Health and Human Physiology in the College of ...

New minor in Physical Activity and Nutrition Science is now offered by the Department of Health and Human Physiology

A new minor in Physical Activity and Nutrition Science has been approved, now offered by the Department of Health and Human Physiology. It was designed in conjunction with the Obesity Research and Edu...

Andrew Norris, PhD/MD quoted in Everyday Health

Featured video with Dr. Abel, Director of UI FOEDRC

Qi Wu named prestigious 2013 Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences

Qi Wu, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmacology in the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, has been selected as a 2013 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences.

Mason awarded Medallion for the Advancement of Surgical Care by the American Surgical Association

E. Dale Abel named Director of Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center

Research team receives $10.6 million to study obesity and hypertension

CCOM Mini-Medical School - Science of Obesity

Together We Grow Healthy: Student Gardens and Healthy Lifestyle Lessons Study

Molecular hub links obesity, heart disease to high blood pressure

Targeting pathway may lead to better hypertension treatments for at-risk patients

NEJM Article: Myths, Presumptions, and Facts about Obesity

Janz Article: The Role of Pediatricians in Increasing Physical Activity in Youth

Fat Fighting Is Part of the Apple's Peel

Professor Kathleen Janz joins the American Medical Association's Editorial Board for the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Professor Janz has joined the American Medical Association’s Editorial Board for the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. She will uniquely represent the area of physical activity and child...

The Obesity 2012 Building a Dream Team Brochure

Sharon Tucker, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, appointed to the Steering Committee of the University of Iowa Obesity Research and Educational Initiative

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Sharon Tucker, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, to the Steering Committee of the University of Iowa Obesity Initiative. Dr. Tucker is the Director for Research and Evi...

Professor Kathleen Janz Appointed to Represent the National Academy of Kinesiology

Professor Kathleen Janz has been appointed to represent the National Academy of Kinesiology on an ad hoc committee to develop a national initiative to increase physical activity on college campuses. S...

Professor Kathleen Janz adds an "Active Voice" to Causes of Physical Inactivity

Given the health consequences for individuals and the economic burden of health care for society, the lack of physical activity and increased prevalence of obesity are major areas of interest for rese...

Haynes and Samuel appointed to the Obesity Research and Education Initiative Steering Committee

We are pleased to announce two new appointments to the Steering Committee of the University of Iowa Obesity Research and Education Initiative.

Dr. Jean Robilliard talks about Healthiest State Initiative

According to the 2010 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index®, Iowa is currently #19 in the nation when it comes to being physically, emotionally, and mentally healthy. That number may soon change and my ...

UI Hospitals and Clinics Designated Again for Bariatric Excellence

The UI Obesity Surgery program recently received a renewal of its designation as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence from the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the Surgical...

UI investigators awarded $750,000 grant to study health and fitness among Iowa youth

The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust has awarded investigators in the University of Iowa College of Public Health a three-year, $750,000 grant to expand a study of health and fitness among youth in Musc...

UI announces two new faculty clusters to focus on obesity, genetics

Twenty new faculty will be hired in seven different colleges to work jointly with existing faculty at the University of Iowa to study both the challenges of the obesity epidemic and the expanding need...