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Spring 2012

Transformacion Para Salud
  • Researchers from Various Disciplines Converge to Prevent and Control Childhood Obesity in West Texas

    It’s one of the leading preventable causes of death worldwide and often called “the silent killer.” According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity affects approximately 34 percent of adults and 17 percent of children in the United States. Since 1980 the number of childhood obesity cases has more than tripled, and experts say those children diagnosed as obese have an 80 percent chance of remaining obese their entire lives.

    These statistics are only part of the reason why obesity prevention and intervention remain high priorities for many researchers at Texas Tech University (TTU) and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. From nutrition and exercise to education and neuroscience, TTU researchers continue to address the growing epidemic head-on.

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  • Spotlight Video

    message in a bottle

    Texas Tech's Vortech Tornado Simulator is the newest tool in the race to understand tornado development, force, and destruction. Watch

  • Scholar Profiles

    John Poch

    John Poch

    John Poch talks about life as a poet, pedagogue and purveyor of the fine metered word


    Alice Young

    Alice Young

    Associate Vice President Alice Young channels her passion for the laboratory into her research integrity administrative role


    Jerry Dwyer

    Elizabeth Louden

    Elizabeth Louden finds success through her preservation work and through her students



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