The U’s Traci Mann debunks some of our most deeply held beliefs about dieting and obesity. In her book, Secrets from the Eating Lab: The Science of Weight Loss, the Myth of Willpower, and Why You Should Never Diet Again (Harper-Collins, 2015), Mann shares what she’s learned about eating, dieting, and obesity.
Legacy, Winter 2019

UCSD Researchers Receive Department of Defense Grant to Improve Binge Eating Treatment for Veterans

The research is a joint effort between UCSD, UMN, and VA San Diego Healthcare System; However, each member of the team will specialize in particular facets. To see whether the new therapy method makes a difference compared to cognitive behavioral therapy, UMN Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Dr. Carol Peterson, will do comparative research on patients. …
——The Guardian, 11/12/18

MnOPT Training Program Announcement

The Minnesota Obesity Prevention Training (MnOPT) Program is recruiting for one postdoctoral fellowship position that will begin on or after May 1, 2019. Trainee will engage in research that focuses on the biology of obesity, clinical research on human obesity, and applied studies of treatment and prevention in community settings. Deadline for applications is 4pm, Thursday, January 31, 2019. For details and application: