Special feature on obesity and cancer risk in NCI’s Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer

In March 2012, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) released its Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer 1975-2008. This year’s report contains a special feature on the association of overweight and lack of physical activity with cancer risk. NCCOR Steering Committee member Dr. Rachel Ballard-Barbash (NCI) participated as a co-author on the report. Continue reading

NIH grant builds on previous RWJF work by funding research to assess the impact of childhood obesity prevention efforts

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has funded a team at Rutgers to follow a group of children for five years to determine the effectiveness of changes in the physical activity and the food environment on lowering rates of childhood obesity in five of New Jersey’s poorest cities.  The results from these studies will help policy makers identify what strategies are most effective at reversing the nation’s childhood obesity epidemic. Continue reading

IOM publishes presentations from NCCOR members in new report

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recently published a report of the presentations and discussions at its Measuring Progress in Obesity Prevention Workshop. The report features presentations from three members of the National Collaborative for Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR): Susan Krebs-Smith (NIH-NCI), Robin McKinnon (NIH-NCI), and Laura Kettel Khan (CDC-DNPAO). Continue reading

Welcome to the new and improved www.nccor.org!

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) has redesigned, updated, and enhanced its website to improve usability, communication flow, and user engagement. The move takes advantage of newer communication channels to improve the Collaborative’s reach and positions www.nccor.org as the resource for childhood obesity research information. Continue reading

San Antonio researcher Dr. Amelie Ramirez named to scientific panel on childhood obesity research

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Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez, director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, the team behind SaludToday, has been named to a prestigious panel of external advisors for the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR). Continue reading

Mathematica’s Ronette Briefel to advise National Collaborative On Childhood Obesity Research

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WASHINGTON, DC — Ronette Briefel, a senior fellow at Mathematica Policy Research, has been tapped to serve as one of five experts on an external scientific panel for the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) for a term of one year. The Collaborative, which seeks to reduce childhood obesity in the United States, is a public-private partnership of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Briefel’s appointment to the NCCOR External Scientific Panel (NESP) signifies national recognition of her extensive expertise in childhood obesity and chronic disease epidemiology. Continue reading

NCCOR continues to expand its reach with the help of external advisors

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) has appointed a panel of external advisors to help the Collaborative expand its programs and areas of expertise. The NCCOR External Scientific Panel (NESP) will advise NCCOR on its overall direction and provide guidance and assistance on specific projects and initiatives. Continue reading

The Johns Hopkins Global Center on Childhood Obesity established

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has been awarded a $16 million U54 cooperative agreement from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish a global center of excellence to address the childhood obesity epidemic. The Johns Hopkins Global Center on Childhood Obesity will emphasize the integration of geospatial analysis with a systems science and transdisciplinary approach to childhood obesity, bringing together basic science, epidemiology, nutrition, medicine, engineering and environmental and social policy research, among other fields, in an unprecedented, innovative way. Continue reading