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Obesity Newsletter

SEPTEMBER 2012 

The September Obesity Newsletter features; a recent obesity report released by Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, on-demand videos from the 2012 Weight of the Nation Conference, upcoming events, grant opportunities, and recent obesity articles in the press.

 

  

 

F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2012

A recent report released by Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) shows that if obesity rates continue on their current trajectories, by 2030, 13 states could have adult obesity rates above 60 percent, 39 states could have rates above 50 percent, and all 50 states could have rates above 44 percent.  

 

  • If states' obesity rates continue on their current trajectories, the number of new cases of type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease and stroke, hypertension and arthritis could increase 10 times between 2010 and 2020-and double again by 2030. 
  • If obesity rates continue on their current trajectories, by 2030, the obesity rate in Ohio could reach 59.8 percent.
  • By 2030, obesity-related health care costs in Ohio could climb by 15.2 percent, which could be the 25th highest increase in the country.
  • If BMIs were lowered by 5 percent, Ohio could save 7.6 percent in health care costs, which would equate to savings of $ 26,328,000,000 by 2030.

     
  • View the full report here. 
IN THIS ISSUE
FEATURED CONFERENCE VIDEOS
GRANT OPPORTUNITIES
UPCOMING EVENTS
OBESITY IN THE PRESS

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Featured Conference Videos On-Demand

Weight of the Nation 2012 Conference: Moving Forward, Reversing the Trend
Sponsored by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: May 7-9, 2012; Washington, D.C.

The following on-demand video recordings from the Weight of the Nation Conference are available here.

Day One:

Interview with Janette Betancourt (20 minutes) 
Historical Trends in Obesity Prevelance; Let's Move! Economic Forecasting Trends (1 hour, 4 minutes)
National Response to Obesity: Leveraging Resources Across Sectors (1 hour, 23 minutes)

Day Two:
Report Release: Institute of Medicine: Weight of the Nation - Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention (1 hour, 2 minutes) 
It's Not Rocket Science: Achieving Equitable Health Outcomes (1 hour)  

Day Three:
Delivering Healthy Outcomes: Providing Americans with Opportunities for Healthy Eating and Active Living (1 hour, 10 minutes)
Town Hall Discussion to Address Obesity Prevention (52 minutes)

Grant Opportunities

Time-Sensitive Obesity Policy and Program Evaluation (R01)

 

Award Note: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations, and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.

Deadline: November 14, 2012; December 11, 2012; January 10, 2013; February 11, 2013 

Summary: This FOA issued by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK); the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI); the National Cancer Institute (NCI); the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), encourages research grant applications from institutions/organizations that propose to conduct exploratory/developmental clinical studies that will accelerate the development of effective interventions for prevention or treatment of overweight or obesity in adults and/or children. Exploratory epidemiological research with a goal of informing translational/clinical research will also be supported within this program.  

Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-257.html 

  

   

  

  

Exploratory/Developmental Clinical Research Grants in Obesity (R21)

  

Award Note: Direct costs are limited to $275,000 over an R21 two-year period, with no more than $200,000 in direct costs allowed in any single year.

Deadline: October 16, 2012;  February 16, 2013

Summary: This FOA issued by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK); the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI); the National Cancer Institute (NCI); the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), encourages research grant applications from institutions/organizations that propose to conduct exploratory/developmental clinical studies that will accelerate the development of effective interventions for prevention or treatment of overweight or obesity in adults and/or children. Exploratory epidemiological research with a goal of informing translational/clinical research will also be supported within this program.

Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-179.html

  

  

 

  

Obesity Policy Research: Evaluation and Measures (R01)

  

Award Note: Because the nature and scope of the proposed research will vary from application to application, it is anticipated that the size and duration of each award will also vary. Although the financial plans of the IC(s) provide support for this program, awards pursuant to this funding opportunity are contingent upon the availability of funds. 

Deadline: October 5, 2012; February 5, 2013

Summary: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), NIH, and the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC, encourages Research Project Grant (R01) applications that propose to: (1) conduct evaluation research on obesity-related "natural experiments" (defined here as community and other population-level public policy interventions that may affect diet and physical activity behavior), and/or (2) develop and/or validate relevant community-level measures (instruments and methodologies to assess the food and physical activity environments at the community level). The overarching goal of this FOA is to inform public policy and research relevant to (1) diet and physical activity behavior, and (2) weight and health outcomes of Americans.

Link:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-10-027.html

  

  

  

  

Maternal Nutrition and Pre-pregnancy Obesity: Effects on Mothers, Infants and Children (R01)

  

Award NoteThe number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations, and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.

Deadlines: October 5, 2012; February 5, 2013

Summary: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute of Nursing Research encourages R01 applications to improve health outcomes for women, infants and children, by stimulating interdisciplinary research focused on maternal nutrition and pre-pregnancy obesity. Maternal health significantly impacts not only the mother but also the intrauterine environment, and subsequently fetal development and the health of the newborn.

Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-061.html

  

  

Upcoming Events: Webinars and Conferences

 

Second Global Diabetes Summit: 
New Horizons in Diabetes: Genetics to Personalized Health Care

 

Date and Location

 

Description: 

This 3-day live symposium will bring together local, national and international experts from all over the world to discuss the latest seminal outcomes in diabetes research and to formulate an interdisciplinary road map for the prevention, detection and treatment of diabetes and common co-morbidities. The emergence of personalized health care and genetic testing, as well as issues relating to the important role ethnicity, age and gender play in the diagnosis, treatment and management of diabetes, will be a central focus.

Registration: Register here. 



The 62nd Obesity & Associated Conditions Symposium

 

Date and Location: 

October 24th-28th, 2012; Orlando, Florida

Description: 
The symposium is comprised of two parts: the Obesity Medicine Certification Review Course (Oct. 24-25) and the Obesity Course (Oct. 26-28), which includes breakouts so that attendees can tailor their education to meet their own needs.

Registration: More information found here.

 

 

 

"Obesity & Cognition," Webinar Six in the OAC & Obesity PPM Twelve Pillars® Series

 

Date and Time
November 8th, 2012; 8:00pm

Description:
The relationships between obesity and cognition are complex and continually unfolding through rapid scientific research.  Join the OAC, Obesity PPM and our guest speaker, Phillip J. Brantley, PhD, Behavioral Medicine, Director of Education, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, to explore these connections.  During this event, we will be examining two key aspects of this relationship. First, we'll discuss the various ways that beliefs, values, culture, life experience, and identity impact health-related behavior at both individual and population levels.  Secondly, we'll explore how the biology of obesity in turn impacts behavior through regulation of appetite, satiety, energy expenditure, mood, and the experience of co-morbid diseases.  You'll come away from this event with a much clearer understanding of the interconnectedness of mind and body as it relates to obesity, armed with specific resources to help you navigate these challenges in collaboration with appropriate behavioral and medical healthcare providers.

Registration: Register here.

 

  

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