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The State of Obesity in Iowa

Iowa now has the 12th highest adult obesity rate in the nation, according to The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America  released September 2016. Iowa's adult obesity rate is curren...

Dr. Kathleen Janz appointed to federal Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee

Dr. Kathleen Janz, Professor in the Department of Health and Human Physiology, has been appointed to the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee. The committee, made up of 17 nationally r...

Dr. Vitor Lira is awarded AHA Scientist Development Grant

Dr. Vitor Lira, Assistant Professor in Health and Human Physiology and member of the Obesity Research and Education Initiative and Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center at the University ...

Dr. Kathleen Janz elected to National Academy of Kinesiology executive board

Dr. Kathleen Janz, Professor in the Department of Health and Human Physiology, has been elected to a two-year appointment on the National Academy of Kinesiology executive committee. Janz will work wit...

Dr. Matthew Potthoff receives Early Career Scholar of the Year Award

Upcoming Events

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September

26

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

1289  CBRB

Diabetes and Obesity Talks

Molecular mechanisms of impaired skeletal muscle proteostasis in cirrhosis

Srinivasan  Dasarathy , MD
Staff
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology & Pathobiology
Cleveland Clinic

Event Announcement

Hosted by: OREI/FOEDRC


October

03

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

1289  CBRB

Diabetes and Obesity Talks

Sherry  Pagoto , PhD
Associate Professor
Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Hosted by: OREI/FOEDRC


October

10

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

1289  CBRB

Diabetes and Obesity Talks

Jen-Chywan (Wally) Wang , PhD
Associate Professor
Nutritional Sciences & Toxicology
University of California, Berkeley

Hosted by: OREI/FOEDRC