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10/30/18

A study published in JAMA Pediatrics that rigorously assessed how the home environments of young children who are genetically at high risk for obesity can influence whether they become overweight or obese is being praised by University at Buffalo child obesity experts.

2/22/18

Department of Orthopaedics researchers have published a study that finds there is no statistically significant difference in clinical outcomes after arthroscopic partial meniscectomy among normal weight and obese patients.

1/23/18

A new review paper led by Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics, suggests varied diets and persistence in exposing infants and children to healthy foods is key to promoting healthy eating behaviors.

12/21/17

Xiaozhong Wen, PhD, has led a pilot study to test an innovative method of smoking cessation during pregnancy and examine the correlation between maternal smoking and childhood obesity. 

11/20/17

New clues to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which affects nearly all obese adults and a rising percentage of obese children, have been reported in a paper by senior author Susan S. Baker MD, PhD.

10/30/17

A new book co-edited by Mulchand S. Patel, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of biochemistry, discusses how the path to obesity may start before birth or during infancy and how an individual’s metabolism can be permanently reprogrammed by overfeeding early in life.

9/6/17

Research by Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, PhD, involving parents, children and restaurant executives could be used to promote healthier children’s meals in restaurants.

6/22/17

Leonard H. Epstein, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of pediatrics, has been selected to receive the Hoebel Prize for Creativity by the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior.

5/17/17

Children with Type 2 diabetes, including those who are obese, tend to have poorer oral health than other children, according to a first-of-its-kind study.

3/1/17

Researchers in the Department of Pediatrics are using a $2.8 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to study if providing more non-food alternatives could help prevent childhood obesity.

10/26/16

Making efficient family-based weight-loss programs more widely accessible is the aim of a new Department of Pediatrics study.

9/28/16

Babies who seem to get upset more easily and take longer to calm down may be at higher risk for obesity, according to a study led by Kai Ling Kong, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics.

8/10/16

Five research projects that aim to improve our understanding of the human microbiome have been selected to receive the first round of funding from the Community of Excellence in Genome, Environment and Microbiome (GEM).

5/12/16

A study led by Paresh Dandona, MD, PhD, and published online in Diabetes Care shows overweight and obese Type 1 diabetics saw the most significant improvements — including a reduction in blood sugar — in a randomized clinical trial of liraglutide.

2/23/16

Research by a group including Carroll M. Harmon, MD, PhD recently published in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), marks the first national study of severely obese teenagers following weight-loss surgery.

2/4/16

Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics, has authored new research showing that revising children’s restaurant menus successfully encourages long-term healthier eating habits. 

2/6/15
At the 2015 Medical Student Research Forum, aspiring physician-scientists showcased 45 original research projects they conducted at the University at Buffalo, its partner health care agencies and institutions nationwide.
8/25/14

Primary care treatment of overweight and obese preschoolers works better when treatment targets both parent and child, according to research by senior author Teresa Quattrin, MD, which has been published in Pediatrics.

2/4/14
At the 2014 Medical Student Research Forum, aspiring physician-scientists showcased 34 original research projects they conducted at the University at Buffalo, its partner health care agencies and institutions nationwide.
12/23/13

Leonard H. Epstein, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of pediatrics, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in recognition of his distinguished contributions to the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity.