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Previously Funded ONRC
Pilot/Feasibility Projects

Effects of cereal feeding on body composition and cholesterol metabolismin infants.   Carol H. Gilmour, Ph.D., Department of Pediatrics, Magee Womens Hospital

Effects of obesity in muscle FFA.  David E. Kelley, M.D., Department of Medicine

Changes in substance use following weight loss/food restriction.  Kenneth A. Perkins, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry

Gender differences in stress-induced eating.  Catherine Greeno, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry

Effect of obesity on glucose transport and phosphorylation by skeletal muscle as measured by positron emission tomography.  Mark A. Mintun, M.D., Department of Medicine

The relationship of apolipoprotein E to weight gain and risk of coronary heart disease in premenopausal women.  Araxi Pasagian-Maccaulay, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry

Physician-based intervention for obesity and exercise promotion.  Laurey Simkin-Silverman, Ph.D., Department of Epidemiology

Prevention of weight gain in young women.  Mary Lou Klem, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry

The relationship among weight change, sex hormones, and bone mineral density in older men.  Nancy W. Glynn, Ph.D., Department of Epidemiology

Reducing post-pregnancy weight retention.  Kimberly Anglin, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry

Perinatal imprinting effect on hypothalamic mechanisms influencing obesity.   Sherin U. Devaskar, M.D., Department of Pediatrics, Magee Womens Hospital

Dietary modulation of tumor suppressor gene activity.  Richard A. Steinman, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Medicine

Behavioral weight control for obese African-American adolescent women.  Linda J. Ewing, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry

Plasma acylation stimulating protein (ASP):  Effects of weight loss and exercise.   John M. Jakicic, Ph.D.  Department of Psychiatry

Visceral adipose tissue in polyp prevention trial.  Robert E. Schoen, M.D., Department of Medicine

Supervised vs. correspondence weight gain prevention interventions:  Evaluations of weight loss, program adherence, and program cost.  Elizabeth A. Leermakers, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry

The effects of voluntary exercise on macronutrient selection, caloric intake, and body weight in rats.  Niall M. Moyna, Ph.D., Department of Medicine

Assessment and treatment of severe pediatric obesity.  Lucene Wisniewski, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry

The effect of intrauterine growth retardation upon insulin resistance and mitochondrial function and gene expression in the rat.  Robert Lane, M.D., Department of Pediatrics, Magee Womens Hospital

The influence of obesity on endogenous substrate utilization during exercise.  Bret H. Goodpaster, Ph.D., Department of Medicine

A family history of binge eating disorder.  Lisa R. Lilenfeld, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry

Ontogeny of obesity protein receptors (OB-R) in fetal and neonatal rats and its modulation by prenatal administration of steroids.  Saroj K. Parida, M.D., Department of Pediatrics, Magee Womens Hospital

Can the serotonin transporter gene polymorphism predict weight loss response to sibutramine?  Katherine V. Williams, M.D., M.P.H., Department of Medicine

Behavioral strategies for reducing calorie and fat intake:  Comparison of three approaches.  Lora E. Burke, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N., Department of Psychiatry

Comparison of satiety-related peptides in obesity and anorexia nervosa.  Kelly Gendall, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry

Obesity, liver injury, and cardiovascular risk.  Monica E. Yamamoto, Dr.P.H., R.D., FADA, Department of Epidemiology

Calcium absorption in men:  Role of dietary, hormonal, and genetic factors.   Randi L. Wolf, Ph.D., Department of Epidemiology

Physical appearance and health-related motivations for weight loss:  Can enhancement of motivations improve treatment outcome?  Cheryl F. Smith, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry

Psychological variables and outcome following gastric bypass surgery.  Melissa A. Kalarchian, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry

Mechanisms of hyperleptinemia-induced improvements in skeletal muscle insulin sensitivity in diet-induced obesity.  Robert M. O’Doherty, Ph.D., Department of Medicine

The Evolution of Brain Neuronal Activity in Response to Taste Stimuli; A Pilot Study and Method for Task Activation.  Guido Frank, MD, Department of Psychiatry

Personal and Familial Risk for Eating Pathology in Ballet Dancers.  Kelly Klump, Department of Psychiatry

Developing a Genetic Model with Peripheral Leptin Resistance.  Allan Zhao, PhD, Department of Cell Biology and Physiology

Genetic Analysis of Bone Mass and Bone Turnover in Men.  Joseph Zmuda, PhD, Department of Epidemiology

The Effects of a Combined Aquatic Exercise and Walking Program on Selected Variables in a Sedentary Obese Female Sample Undergoing a Standard Behavioral Weight Loss Intervention.  Elizabeth Nagle, PhD, School of Education

Evaluation of Brain Serotonin Receptors in Obesity:  A Positron Emission Tomography Study.  Barto Burguera, MD, PhD, Department of Medicine

Obesity-Related Insulin Resistance in Skeletal Muscle:  Role of Intra-Myocyte Long Chain Acyl-CoA.  Nicholas Brown, PhD, Department of Medicine

Short-Term Outcome of Anorexia-Nervosa.  Teresa Treat, PhD, Department of Psychiatry

The Relationship Between Breast-Feeding Duration and Obesity in Low-Income Preschool Children.  Debra Bogen, MD,  Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Do Appetite Suppressants Affecting Different Neurotransmitters in Brain Share Common Neural Pathways?  SuJean Choi, PhD, Department of Psychiatry

The Effect of Bariatric Surgery on Bone Mass, Bone Turnover, and Bone Mineral Metabolism.  Penelope Coates, MBBS, Department of Medicine

Dietary Adherence Enhancement Intervention in Patients Receiving Maintenance Hemodialysis.  Mary Ann Sevick, ScD, RN, School of Nursing

Is Ghrelin Responsible for th Weight Loss after Bariatric Surgery in Humans?  Marta Couce, MD, PhD, Department of Pathology


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