Feb. 18, 2021—Laboratory and administrative personnel at Vanderbilt University Medical Center were honored last week for research excellence during the 17th annual Research Staff Awards, held virtually this year because of the pandemic.
Aug. 9, 2018—New research by Shari Barkin shows that improving nutrition and increasing opportunities to be more active were insufficient in achieving sustained reduction in childhood obesity in poor neighborhoods.
Mar. 15, 2018—Most preschool-age children manage to get enough recommended daily physical activity, but how they move varies with noticeable differences between boys and girls, a new Vanderbilt study found.
Mar. 1, 2018—The Nashville Collaborative, a partnership between Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and the Nashville Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation, is launching a new program called Teaching Kitchen Outreach.
Jan. 24, 2017—“Epigenetic signatures” in DNA may present an opportunity for prevention of or early intervention in childhood obesity.
Vanderbilt-led study finds parent’s physical activity associated with preschooler activity in underserved populations
Jan. 10, 2017—Preschool-age children from low-income families are more likely to be physically active if parents increase activity and reduce sedentary behavior while wearing movement monitors (accelerometers), according to a Vanderbilt study published today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
Sep. 25, 2014—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, Provost Susan Wente and several Vanderbilt experts joined colleagues from across the Southeast to discuss obesity at the second annual Southeastern Conference Symposium Sept. 21-23.
Apr. 10, 2014—Shari Barkin, M.D., MSHS, director of the Division of General Pediatrics at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been elected to serve as vice president of the Society for Pediatric Research (SPR), with succession to the presidency in 2016.
Young children engage in physical activity in short spurts; preschoolers take 11 hours to attain daily exercise levels
Jan. 8, 2014—Preschool-aged children require the majority of their waking day to achieve their recommended daily physical activity, a Vanderbilt study published in Obesity found.
Oct. 31, 2013—A joint effort between Vanderbilt and Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation to prevent childhood obesity and enhance literacy promotion for preschoolers has reached an important milestone — the halfway mark.
Feb. 12, 2013—See how community members– and Beyoncé– are helping to kick off a large, NIH funded, community-based study bent on the prevention of childhood obesity. Now excitement is building as Vanderbilt researchers work to recruit 600 families with pre-school aged children to participate in Grow Right Onto Wellness (GROW). For more information on GROW, click here
Nov. 29, 2012—Nearly $5 million in internal pilot grants to jumpstart research projects. A tripling in the number of clinical and translational research publications. Novel research tools that have been snapped up by scientists around the world.