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News & Announcements

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  • Congratulations to Dr. Shu Wang who was awarded a Distinguished Research Award from the Chancellor's Council.
  • 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 and education.

Mission Statement

Develop interdisciplinary basic clinical and community translational research to prevent and treat Obesity along with its related complications, using innovative collaborations and strategic partnerships.


  • Integrity & Trust
  • Respect for Interdisciplinary Teamwork & Diversity
  • Mentoring & Training
  • Compassion & Dedication
  • Multidisciplinary & Dynamic Knowledge Development and Dissemination
Open Positions

Please join us on Thursday, February 26, at 4 p.m. in HS room 212. Dr. Sara Dodd, Assistant Professor and the director of the Center for Adolescent Resiliency at the College of Human Sciences, will be presenting on "Adding to the Obesity Prevention Toolbox: (Re)building Food Competence in Adolescents".

View Obesity Research Seminar Series Schedule.

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