Obesity Research Cluster
- Dr. Katherine Chauncey, Professor in Family Medicine, TTUHSC, recently received a
Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) grant to expand the West
Texas Cancer Survivors Network. The role of obesity in cancer recurrence will be investigated.
- Monique Lemieux, a doctoral student in Nutritional Sciences (Mentor: Dr. Naima Moustaid-Moussa),
received a poster award given to best six posters by the Basic Science Section of
The Obesity Society (TOS). The award was presented during TOS meeting held in Atlanta
during Obesity Week in November 2013. Monique’s presentation was on the role of the
adipocyte angiotensinogen in inflammation and insulin resistance using genetically
engineered mice and cultured adipocytes
- Hui Chang, a doctoral Student in Nutritional Sciences (Mentor: Dr. Jamie Cooper) received
the second Prize in 2013 American Institute for Cancer Research Abstract Competition.
The award was presented by the TOS Obesity & Cancer Section during Obesity Week held
in Atlanta in November 2013. Hui’s presentation was about validation of the Body Adiposity
Index (BAI) as a Predictor of Percent Body Fat in Older Individuals.
- Dr. Martin Binks, Associate Professor in Nutritional Sciences was elected to the Obesity
Society Executive Council as TOS Secretary for a 3 year term.
- Dr. Naima Moustaid-Moussa, Nutritional Sciences Professor was recognized by TOS during
Obesity week meeting in Atlanta in November 2013 for her outstanding service and devotion
to The Obesity Society.
- Dr. Leslie Shen, Associate Professor in Pathology at the HSC School of Medicine was
highlighted in several research news and venues for her work on green tea and bone
health. She recently published a paper in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
entitled “Tea and bone health: steps forward in translational nutrition” (http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/early/2013/10/30/ajcn.113.058255.abstract). More on her work can be found at the HSC News section http://dailydose.ttuhsc.edu/news/clips/does-green-tea-help-improve-bone-strength-elderbranch/
Study: Sugar even at moderate levels toxic to mice health, reproduction, 8/13/2013
Obesity declining among low-income preschoolers in some states, 8/6/2013
NYC Doctors Are Now Prescribing Fruits and Veggies, 7/24/2013
Wrong kind of gains" Obesity in Alabama children slowed, but still on the rise, 7/21/2013
Childhood obesity threatens national security, 7/19/2013
Victories against childhood obesity, but harder to find among poor, 7/19/2013
North Carolina Gets "Anti-Bloomberg" Law, 7/19/2013
Longer time being obese leads to coronary disease, 7/16/2013
Scientists: Obese have higher levels of 'hunger hormone' in their blood, 7/15/2013
Fat-boosting gene mystery 'solved', 7/15/2013
More U.S. Kids May Be at Risk for High Blood Pressure, 7/15/2013