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SELECTED CURRENT NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH) FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS

Enhanced Behavioral Intervention to Improve Long-Term Weight Loss in Young Adults
Principal Investigator: John M. Jakicic, Ph.D.
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NHLBI)
Purpose: To examine the strategies for improving long-term weight loss in individuals 18-35 years of age.
Website: www.idea.pitt.edu

The Effect of a Stepped-Care Approach to Long-Term Weight Loss
Principal Investigator: John M. Jakicic, Ph.D.
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NHLBI)
Purpose: To examine if a criterion-based stepped care approach to weight loss improves weight loss outcomes at 18 months.

Look AHEAD: Action for Health In Diabetes
Principal Investigator: John M. Jakicic, Ph.D.
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIDDK)
Purpose: The major goal of this project is to examine the effect of weight loss on treating patients with type 2 diabetes.

Intentional Weight Reduction and Physical and Cognitive Function
Principal Investigator: John M. Jakicic, Ph.D.
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIA)
Purpose: To determine the long-term effects of a lifestyle intervention designed to achieve and maintain weight loss on physical function, and to determine the long-term effects of a lifestyle intervention designed to achieve and maintain weight loss on cognitive function.

A Randomized Trial to Compare Surgical and Medical Treatments for Type 2 Diabetes
Principal Investigator: Anita Courcoulas, MD
Center Co-Investigator: John M. Jakicic, Ph.D.
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIDDK)
Purpose: To examine the effect of behavior modification versus surgical procedures on weight loss and diabetes control in adults with type 2 diabetes.

Preoperative Lifestyle Intervention in Bariatric Surgery
Principal Investigator: Melissa Kalarchian, Ph.D.
Center Co-Investigator: John M. Jakicic, Ph.D.
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIDDK)
Purpose: This study is examining a preoperative lifestyle intervention on outcomes in bariatric surgery patients.

Physical Activity Following Surgery Induced Weight Loss
Principal Investigator: Bret Goodpaster, Ph.D.
Center Co-Investigator: John M. Jakicic, Ph.D.
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIDDK)
Purpose: To explore the effects of physical activity on patients following surgery-induced weight loss.

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