The IU-Bloomington Indiana CTSI Retreat is being held on April 24, 2019 from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM in Presidents Hall at Franklin Hall.

Sessions include:


"Indiana CTSI: How to Leverage it for Population Studies?" Anantha Shekhar, M.D., Ph.D., director of Indiana CTSI, executive associate dean for research, August M. Watanabe Professor of Medical Research, IU School of Medicine

"Interventions to Treat or Prevent Obesity: Balancing the Need for Positivity and Proaction with Integrity and Evidential Rigor" - David Allison, Ph.D., dean, Distinguished Professor, and Provost Professor, IU School of Public Health-Bloomington

"Novel Drug Treatments for Metabolic Disease and Obesity, from Gut Hormones to Targeted Polypharmacy" - Richard DiMarchi, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, Linda & Jack Gill Chair in Biomolecular Science, IU Bloomington

"The State of Obesity in Indiana and what Communities are Doing to Address it" - Lindsey Bouza, MPH, PAPHS, director of the Divison of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Indiana State Department of Heath

"The NIH BRAIN Initiative, Half-way There Update" - James Gnadt, Ph.D., program director, Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience, NIH, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

"Overcoming Barriers to Physical Activity in Obesity" - Stephen Carter, Ph.D., assistant professor of kinesiology, IU School of Public Health- Bloomington

"Obesity and the Work Environment: Empirical Strategies Based on Large Scale Record Linkage" - Coady Wing, Ph.D., assistant professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, IU Bloomington

Breakout Sessions: A. Indiana CTSI Funding Programs; B. Community Health Partnership; C. Center for Rural Engagement, IU Bloomington

"Identifying and Planning for Individualized Change: Patient- Provider Collaboration Using Lightweight Food Diaries" - Christina Chung, Ph.D., assistant professor, School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, IU Bloomington

"Engaging Communities in Research to Impact Childhood Obesity: Experience(s) in Ohio Appalachia" - Laureen Smith, Ph.D., RN, AAN, associate professor, College of Nursing, and director, Community Outreach and Engagement, Ohio State University, Center for Clinical and Translational Science

"Obesity Research: New Directions and Opportunities" - Susan Yanovski, M.D., program director, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, co-director, Office of Obesity Research, NIH, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

"New Paradigms in Obesity Management" - Donna Ryan, M.D., professor emerita, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, and president, World Obesity Federation

For more information on the meeting, please see the Meeting Agenda

Please complete your registration by clicking on the link below. Persons attending the meeting should register by Wednesday (4 pm), April 17th, 2019.

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