African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network
Center for Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
|8th Floor Blockley Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104
The inaugural meeting of AACORN's charter members was held in Bethesda MD on March 22-23, 2003, with sponsorship from the Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity at the Centers for Disease Control. Members summarized current scientific evidence about the following topics.
Immediately after the AACORN meeting the Charter Members participated in the March 24-25, 2003 Think Tank on Enhancing Obesity Research at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (National Institutes of Health). See: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/prof/heart/obesity/ob_res_exsum/
The AACORN research priorities that resulted from the combined insights from these two meetings are summarized in the following article:
Achieving Healthy Weight in African-American Communities: Research Perspectives and Priorities
Authors: Kumanyika SK, Gary TL, Lancaster KJ, Samuel-Hodge CD, Banks-Wallace J, Beech BM, Hughes-Halbert C, Karanja N, Odoms-Young AM, Prewitt TE, Whitt-Glover MC.
Published in: Obesity Research. December 2005, volume 13, number 12, pages 2037-2047. Click here to download the article (PDF format).
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