OBESITY/NUTRITION RESEARCH CENTER

  • Kirkland, James L (PI)
  • Must, Aviva (PI)
  • Grand, Richard (PI)
  • Corkey, Barbara E. (PI)
  • Roberts, Susan (PI)
  • Istfan, Nawfal (PI)
  • Miller, Donald (PI)
  • Chen, Kim (PI)
  • Kelly, Kathleen (PI)
  • Flier, Jeffrey (PI)
  • Dietz, William (PI)
  • Colditz, Graham (PI)
  • Kelly, Kathleen (PI)
  • Colditz, Graham (PI)
  • Hu, Frank (PI)
  • Lowell, Bradford (PI)
  • Roberts, Susan (PI)
  • Istfan, Nawfal (PI)
  • Chen, Kim (PI)
  • Flier, Jeffrey (PI)
  • Dietz, William (PI)
  • Corkey, Barbara E. (PI)
  • Fried, Susan (PI)
  • Miller, Donald (PI)
  • Rosen, Evan (PI)
  • Corkey, Barbara E. (PI)

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

The Boston Obesity/Nutrition Research Center represents a collaborative
program established by investigators at the New England Medical Center, the
Beth Israel Hospital, the Deaconess Hospital, the Harvard School of Public
Health, and the Boston University School of Medicine. These 40
investigators have a record of collaboration and scientific productivity
which justify the creation of this Center. The research base of this
application comprises 25 RO-1 grants (and numerous other grants from
various sources) which focus on obesity, energy metabolism, or other
nutritionally related diseases. The program also contains 5 NIH research
training grants. The Principal Investigator has an established record in
the study of obesity, and extensive experience as a leader of collaborative
interdisciplinary research. The principal themes of the Boston Obesity/Nutrition Center are: 1) the
natural history of obesity, 2) energy metabolism in obesity, healthy
control subjects and other nutritional diseases, and 3) education and
training. To address these themes, the Center will support Pilot and
Feasibility Studies, an Enrichment Program, and Core Laboratories. The
Core Laboratories include Epidemiology, Clinical/Metabolic, Body
Composition/Energy Expenditure, Cellular Biochemistry/Signal Transduction,
and Transgenic Cores. Support for the Boston Obesity/Nutrition Research
Center will also allow senior faculty to direct the training of the many
young investigators emerging from the affiliated institutions into obesity
research. The members of the Center believe that these elements will assure the
cross-disciplinary collaboration and interaction between investigators
necessary to improve our understanding of the origins, pathophysiology and
therapy of obesity.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date9/30/923/31/18

Funding

  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health

ASJC

  • Medicine(all)

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