University of Alberta Obesity Research ReportFriday, May 29, 2009
Since joining the University of Alberta in September of 2007 as Chair in Obesity Research and Management, I continue to be amazed by the breadth of obesity research happening at this institution. Over the past year, my chair has tried to pull together and summarize the extraordinary range of obesity-related research ongoing right here in Edmonton.
The results are impressive: currently more than 50 University of Alberta faculty hold funding for obesity-related projects – themes range from cell biology to city building.
The report, “Giving a Face to Obesity Research”, estimates that University of Alberta researchers currently hold around $35 Million in funding for obesity-related projects – impressive by any measure.
In the foreword to the report, which was officially released to the press today, Lorne Babiuk, Vice President of Research, states,
“Researchers and clinicians, in a wide range of disciplines, are exploring new treatments and management strategies for children and adults with excess weight. This publication highlights a few of these researchers whose collective efforts are contributing to solving one of the greatest health problem facing the world today.”