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Hope Is Not Lost for Kids Who Are Obese

New Research from Kate Bauer & Briana Mezuk

For many young children who are obese, the future might not be as grim as previously thought, according to a new study led by researchers from the departments of Nutritional Sciences and Epidemiology. Read more

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Adults Who Are Obese and Have Influenza May Be Contagious Longer

New Research from Aubree Gordon

A new study led by Aubree Gordon, assistant professor of Epidemiology, suggests that obesity may play an important role in influenza transmission. Read more

F. DuBois Bowman

Mental Health Biostatistics Expert Named Dean of School of Public Health

Learn about Dr. F. DuBois Bowman

The next dean of the University of Michigan's School of Public Health will be F. DuBois Bowman, a distinguished researcher whose scholarship focuses on improving mental health and neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and depression. Read more

Minal Patel

Minal Patel Selected for National Academy of Medicine's Emerging Leaders in Health & Medicine Program

Minal Patel, the John G. Searle Assistant Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, has been selected for the National Academy of Medicine's Emerging Leaders in Health & Medicine Program. Read more