The Division for Physical Activity and Weight Management supports research, training and clinics for the prevention and treatment of obesity in children, adolescents, and adults. Interests include all components of energy balance, metabolic syndrome, weight management delivery systems, technology, brain function, special populations (those with intellectual and physical disabilities), rural populations, medical comorbidities, and others.
Currently, the Division has 7 funded R01 projects from the National Institutes of Health to investigate exercise and nutrition. Since 1986 the Division has maintained an ongoing clinical treatment program termed the Kansas Weight Management Programs designed to provide weight loss and weight maintenance for adults. This program also supports pilot projects that can be used for future major funded research studies. To learn more about the Division grants and publications, please go to our website. Our Division is seeking: Post-Doctoral Fellows.