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The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) has new animated videos demonstrating how to navigate NCCOR’s online tools—the Catalogue of Surveillance Systems and Measures Registry—which help researchers more easily investigate childhood obesity in America.
The Catalogue of Surveillance Systems provides one-stop access for users to review, sort, and compare more than 85 surveillance systems relevant to childhood obesity research and the evaluation of policy and environmental interventions.
The Measures Registry is a portfolio of more than 800 measures related to diet and physical activity. The tool allows researchers to more efficiently find and select measures that are critical to accelerating obesity prevention research.
Or watch the videos at NCCOR’s website.
Presidential advisors, lawmakers and the largest breast cancer research group in the country are all simultaneously broadening their agendas to include prevention, and the link between environment and cancer is going mainstream, the Valley Advocate reports.
The report cites a new collaboration between Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world’s largest breast cancer group, and the Institute of Medicine, a health policy group, on environmental toxins and breast cancer:
“The public is invited to observe our upcoming meeting, which will include presentations from leading breast cancer researchers and organizations,” said Dr. Amelie Ramirez [of the Institute for Health Promotion Research at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio at the start of a Komen-IOM meeting held July 6-8 in San Francisco. Ramirez is involved with Komen and IOM]. “We believe this meeting is very important and expect it to generate much collaborative input.”
In the advocacy realm, this represents something of a seismic shift by the Dallas-based Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which has long focused on breast cancer treatment rather than prevention.
But on May 20 the group, which has invested nearly $1.5 billion to fight breast cancer since its inception in 1982, said it was devoting $1.25 million to a year-long Institute of Medicine study on cancer and the environment.
To read more about the collaboration, go here.
Get all the key facts on Latino smoking from the American Lung Association.
And if you’re a Latino who is thinking about quitting smoking, be sure to check out the Buena Vida health magazine in English or Spanish that tells the stories of five Latinos and how they kicked the habit and what it meant for their lives. The Institute for Health Promotion Research at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, the team behind Salud Today, produced the magazine and other tobacco prevention materials.
CPRIT began accepting applications for the 2011 Individual Investigator and High Impact/High Risk awards last month. The deadline for applications for the programs (listed below) is June 10, 2010.
In addition, recruitment award applications are always accepted and considered on an expedited basis.
And on June 8, CPRIT released applications for three Cancer Prevention awards: Cancer Prevention Micro Grant; Evidence-Based Primary Prevention, Early Detection and Survivorship Services; and Health Promotion, Education, and Training for Public and Health Care Professional Audiences). Applications will be available on the CPRIT funding Web site.