Johns Hopkins Establishes Global Center for Childhood Obesity

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has been awarded a $16 million from the National Institutes of Health to establish a global center of excellence to address the childhood obesity epidemic.

The new Johns Hopkins Global Center for Childhood Obesity will provide a research and training infrastructure focused on obesity and chronic disease research. Study results are expected to inform policy design and future empirical research.

The $16 million grant will fund research and training initiatives over the next five years. The Johns Hopkins University and several other institutions are providing an additional $4 million in funding support.

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