UF Health Jacksonville features story on obesity symposium funded in part by UF Health and CTSI Pipeline to Proposal Development grant

UF Health Jacksonville Obesity Symposium panel
Dr. Laureen Husband of the Duval County Health Department, right, speaks about promoting a healthy weight as ReShawndia Mitchell, left, and Diana Lee, MD, look on.

On May 31, 2014, researchers, health care providers, patients and other stakeholders gathered on the UF Health Jacksonville campus to discuss achieving a healthy weight and reducing obesity among different patient groups.

The symposium is part of a nine-month project led by Carolyn M. Tucker, Ph.D., and a multidisciplinary research team. It will inform the creation of a research agenda and a multidisciplinary infrastructure for conducting culturally sensitive, patient-centered outcomes research aimed at eliminating obesity disparities among culturally diverse patients.

It is one of four projects supported to date by the UF Health and CTSI Pipeline to Proposal Development Grant Program.

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