Division for Physical Activity and Weight Management (DPAWM),
Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Kansas Medical
Center supports research, training and clinics for the promotion of
physical activity and nutrition and prevention and treatment of
obesity in children, adolescents, and adults. Interests include
energy balance, metabolic syndrome, weight management delivery
systems, technology, brain function, special populations (those
with intellectual and physical disabilities), rural populations,
medical comorbidities, and others.
Currently, the Division has multiple projects supported by the
National Institutes of Health to investigate exercise and
nutrition. A NIH Center of Biomedical Research Excellence has just
been awarded for a 5-year period starting 4.1.122 termed KC-MORE
(Kansas Center for
Metabolism and Obesity
Research). Since 1986 the Division has maintained
an ongoing clinical research treatment program termed the Kansas Weight Management
Programs designed to provide weight loss and weight maintenance
for adults. This program also supports pilot projects that can be
used for future major funded research studies.
Mentorship is provided by DPAWM faculty and staff who
provide guidance for publications, conference presentations and a
paid training course.
Opportunities for collaboration are available with established
departments within The University of Kansas Medical Center, The
University of Kansas Health System, The University of
Kansas-Lawrence, and Children’s Mercy Hospital.
If you are interested in a masters, doctoral a post-doctoral
fellowship go to
Post Doc: JR002437; Graduate JR002067. EO/AA
Program Questions? Amanda Szabo-Reed, Assistant Research
Application Questions? Kim Johnson, Program Manager email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org