Systems modeling post-doctoral opportunities at Johns Hopkins Global Center on Childhood Obesity

The National Institute of Health-funded, Johns Hopkins Global Center on Childhood Obesity (JHGCCO) is seeking qualified post-doctoral trainees with a career interest in using systems science theories and methods to address childhood obesity, non-communicable chronic diseases, and related topics in public health.

The Center, supported by the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR), conducts both domestic and international research aiming to better understand the causes and prevention of childhood obesity and other lifestyle related non-communicable chronic diseases from a systems perspective.  While based at the Johns Hopkins University, with investigators from five schools including Public Health, Medicine, Nursing, Engineering, and Arts and Sciences, we also have multidisciplinary researchers at approximately 20 leading institutions around the globe. For more information please visit, http://www.jhgcco.org/ Continue reading

New opportunity to learn more about childhood obesity and earn free continuing education credit

Healthy People eLearning, a resource from the Department of Health and Human Services, is offering a new childhood obesity lesson that explores how one community is implementing and evaluating a systems-wide approach to reduce childhood obesity.

The lesson, “Defining Success in a Systems Approach: The San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative,” examines how San Diego County is learning to evaluate its systems approach to reduce childhood obesity and create healthier environments. The course is free and offers continuing education credits. Continue reading

BEAT Institute offers free online course

As the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and other official groups have recognized environmental and policy changes as promising strategies for controlling obesity and improving diet and physical activity, various measures have been identified for use by researchers and practitioners to plan and evaluate changes to the built environment. The Built Environment Assessment Training (BEAT) Institute trains participants to use these measures. Continue reading

Post-doctoral opportunities at Johns Hopkins Global Center on Childhood Obesity

The NIH-funded, Johns Hopkins Global Center on Childhood Obesity (JHGCCO) has 1-2 openings annually between 2012-2016 for qualified post-doctoral trainees from diverse fields (e.g., Public Health, Medicine, Engineering, Nursing, or Arts and Sciences) with a career interest in addressing childhood obesity, non-communicable chronic diseases, and related topics in public health using systems science theories and methods. Continue reading

AJPM Childhood Obesity Challenge

Are you or someone you know working on an effective project that addresses childhood obesity? The American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM) wants to hear about it.

AJPM announced the opening of the “Childhood Obesity Challenge,” an online competition designed to provide new and creative solutions to this public health crisis. The Challenge is open to individuals or teams from any sector, Continue reading

Systems science in childhood obesity and public health research: Pre-doctoral and post-doctoral opportunities at Johns Hopkins University

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR)-supported and NIH-funded, Johns Hopkins Global Center for Childhood Obesity (JHGCCO) is recruiting qualified pre-doctoral and post-doctoral trainees from diverse fields (e.g. Public Health, Medicine, Engineering, Nursing, or Arts and Sciences) with a career interest in addressing childhood obesity, non-communicable chronic diseases, and related topics in public health using systems science theories and methods. Continue reading