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  • Liraglutide Approved for Obesity
  • Professors Take Leadership Roles at Obesity Week 2014
  • Monique LeMieux was selected as the 2014 recipient of the ASN Grand Prize for Young Minority Investigators. More » and Here »
  • Monique Lemieux received a poster award given to best six posters by the Basic Science Section of The Obesity Society (TOS). More »
  • Hui Chang received the second Prize in 2013 American Institute for Cancer Research Abstract Competition. More »
  • Dr. Martin Binks was elected to the Obesity Society Executive Council. More »
  • Dr. Naima Moustaid-Moussa was recognized by TOS for her outstanding service and devotion to The Obesity Society. More »
  • Dr. Leslie Shen was highlighted in several research news and venues for her work on green tea and bone health. More »
  • Dr. Katherine Chauncey received a Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) grant to expand the West Texas Cancer Survivors Network. More »
  • Monique Lemieux was selected as a recipient of 2013 Early Career Investigator Award from The Obesity Society
Vision & Mission Statements

Vision Statement

Achieve national leadership and recognition in interdisciplinary Obesity research.

Mission Statement

To develop interdisciplinary basic clinical and community translational research to prevent and treat Obesity along with its related complications.


  • Integrity & Trust
  • Compassion & Dedication
  • Respect for Team work & Diversity
  • Mentoring & Training
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Obesity Research Seminars

In support of the Obesity Research Cluster initiative, Dr. Naima Moustaid-Moussa is coordinating, again, this semester an Obesity Research Seminar Series under a Seminar NS 5118 -003 (time TBA): Obesity Seminar). Please have interested students contact Dr. Naima Moustaid-Moussa and/or register for the seminar. If you are interested in giving a presentation this semester, please email Dr. Moustaid-Moussa. Speakers will include faculty from TTU and HSC as well as outside invited speakers in broad areas related to obesity research. 

View Obesity Research Seminar Series Schedule.

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