The Division for Physical Activity and Weight Management supports research, training and clinics for the prevention and treatment of obesity in children, adolescents, and adults. Interests include all components of 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 7 funded R01 projects from the National Institutes of Health to investigate exercise and nutrition. Since 1986 the Division has maintained an ongoing clinical 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. To learn more about the Division (grants and publications, etc.) please go to our Website https://www.kumc.edu/school-of-medicine/internal-medicine/divisions/physical-activity-and-weight-management.html. Our Division is seeking: Post-Doctoral Fellows. For further information and/or to apply please go to: https://kumc.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/kumc-jobs Job Post: JR002437 Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. EO/AA
Earned doctorate (Conferred) in any specialization which is appropriate for the study of energy balance and obesity such as exercise physiology, exercise behavior, psychology, nutrition, public health, epidemiology, diseases related to obesity and sedentary behavior, etc.
The Division for Physical Activity and Weight Management is located in The Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center, University of Kansas Health System, and affiliated with The Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies at The University of Kansas-Lawrence. Facilities are located at both campuses.
The focus of the Division is promotion of physical activity and nutrition and prevention and treatment of obesity and related diseases in children and adults.