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Kaiser studies obesity treatment response variability in humans

Kathryn Kaiser, PhD, instructor in the Office of Energetics—collaborating with Gary Gadbury, PhD, adjunct professor in the Department of Biostatistics, Section on Statistical Genetics—described and provided two illustrations of statistical methods to estimate upper and lower bounds of WL treatment response heterogeneity (TRH) in the absence of genotypic data, using published summary statistics from 66 recent weight-loss studies and a raw data set from one large study of 18 months duration.

Patrice Capers and Chelsea Singleton win travel award to Institute on Teaching and Mentoring

The FASEB/MARC Program is sponsoring Patrice L. Capers, PhD, MSCR, MERIT postdoctoral scholar in the Office of Energetics, and Chelsea R. Singleton, MPH, doctoral candidate for NORC, to attend the Compact for Faculty Diversity’s 2013 Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, scheduled for October 31-November 3 in Arlington, Virginia.

Dawson Awarded ASA (SSPA) Conference Grant

July 3, 2013     John Dawson, PhD, postdoctoral scholar in the Office of Energetics, was awarded an American Statistical Association (ASA) Section for Statistical Programmers and Analysts (SSPA) conference grant, which will pay the primary registration fees for him to attend the 2013 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM), held August 3-8 in Montreal.


Dr. Allison Weighs In on Obesity Reclassifcation

When the American Medical Association classified obesity as a disease June 19, local news stations ABC 33/40 and Fox 6 turned to Associate Dean Dr. David Allison for his opinion of the controversial change. While some people balk at the reclassification, Dr.

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