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UGA Obesity Research Initiative

Helping to ensure that the outstanding obesity research being conducted by scientists across the University of Georgia campus in a number of different disciplines is shared in practical and effective ways.

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To promote multidisciplinary, collaborative research that will inform effective and sustainable obesity prevention and treatment programs across the lifespan. Through these research efforts, we aim to address the epidemic of obesity and overweight that faces our state and our nation.


Our goal is to promote transdisciplinary research among a diverse group of UGA faculty to address important obesity prevention and treatment health issues. We will facilitate research ranging from “benchtop to bedside” and beyond.