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Recently Funded P/F Grants

November, 2003

German M. Perdomo-Hernandez, PhD, Dept. of Medicine -  Alterations in Hepatic Lipid Metabolism Mediated by Rapamycin:  A New Role for mTOR Pathway in Regulation of Lipid Metabolism

Monique R. Higginbotham, MD, Dept. of Pediatrics - A Dietary Intervention for the Treatment of Severe Pediatric Obesity

William Klein, PhD, Dept. of Psychology - Effects of Social Comparison Feedback and Self-Affirmation on Dietary Change

Neeraj Kaushik, MD, Dept. of Medicine - Enteral Feeding and Pancreatic Rest

May, 2003

J. Peter Rubin, MD, Dept. of Surgery - Metabolic Effects of Large Volume Liposuction

August, 2002

Marta Couce, MD, PhD - Is Ghrelin Responsible for the Weight Loss after Bariatric Surgery in Humans

Neslihan Gungor, MD,  - Insulin Secretion and Insulin Action in Youth with Type 2 Diabetes

Ripu Jindal, MD, PhD - The Effect of Antidepressant Treatment on Insulin Resistance in Depressed Patients

January, 2002

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

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

January, 2001

Debra Bogen, M.D., Department of Pediatrics - The Relationship Between Breast-Feeding Duration and Obesity in Low-Income Preschool Children

Nicholas F. Brown, Ph.D., Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism - Obesity-related insulin resistance in skeletal muscle:role of intra-myocyte long chain acyl-CoA

Barto Burguera, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism - Evaluation of brain serotonin receptors in obesity: A positron emission tomography study

Su Jean Choi, Ph.D.,  Department of Psychiatry - Do Appetite Suppressants Affecting Different Neurotransmitters in Brain Share Common Neural Pathways?

Elizabeth Nagle, Ph.D.,  Health and Physical Education - 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

Steven E. Reichman, Ph.D., Department of Human Genetics - A novel stimulus of exercise-induced growth hormone release

Stephen M. Roth, Ph.D., Department of Human Genetics - Ciliary neutrophic factor (CNTF) receptor alpha (CNTFRa) genotype and its relation to obesity

Teresa A. Treat, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry - Short-term outcome of anorexia-nervosa

May, 2000

Guido K. Frank, M.D., Department of Psychiatry - The Evaluation of Brain Neuronal Activity in Response to Taste Stimuli: A Pilot Study and Method for Taste Activation Assessed by fMRI

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

Allan Z. Zhao, Ph.D., Department of Cell Biology and Physiology - Developing a Genetic Model with Peripheral Leptin Resistance

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