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Obesity Research at Monash Universitty

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Centre for Obesity Research and Education (CORE)

CORE is a Monash University centre that operates within the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences and is part of the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine. The Centre is a unique collaboration of renowned national and international researchers and educators studying every facet of obesity.

  

CORE's research devision is made up of three devisions:

  

Clinical Studies & Clinical Trials

Associate Professor Wendy Brown  & Ms Cheryl Laurie

The clinical studies program on obesity and weight loss was the central drive to establish CORE and is linked to the clinical program of The Centre for Bariatric Surgery which treats patients who have the problem of severe obesity and who will lose a substantial amount of weight after Lap Band placement. This provides a unique source of research opportunities for CORE. Few major multidisciplinary research groups in the world currently access such a group of patients. Furthermore, the Australian healthcare system provides an environment of excellent quality of care and yet permits research study of these patients at acceptable cost and logistics.

 
Public Health

Dr Anna Peeters - Investigation of the public health aspects of Obesity

 
Psychosocial

Dr Melissa Hayden - Investigating the psychological effects of obesity 

  

Click here for a list of current CORE research projects

 

The Monash Obesity and Diabetes Institute (modi)

Modi is committed to improving the health outcomes and outlook for people suffering obesity, diabetes and other metabolic disorders. Monash University through modi is working towards the discovery of breakthrough medical treatments and drug design to significantly reduce the impacts caused by these increasingly harmful diseases.  

modi comprises ten research groups that cover multiple disciplines, with a core focus on discovery science and its translation to the development of therapeutic treatments for obesity and diabetes. Research at modi uses a broad range of techniques that include molecular and structural biology, in vivo and ex vivo techniques and genetic animal models.

  

A major focus of these programs is on understanding the neural basis for metabolic disorders.

  

    * Biology of Lipid Metabolism

    * Energy Expenditure and Metabolism

    * Molecular and Cellular Understanding of Inflammation

    * Cardiovascular and Renal Physiology

    * Cellular Signalling and Human Disease

    * Metabolic Neurophysiology

    * Metabolic Endocrinology

    * Neuroendocrine Regulation of Metabolism

    * Neuronal Metabolism and Degeneration

    * Perinatal Programming of Stress and Metabolism

  

Monash Obesity Research Initiative (MORI)

  

MORI through its integrated, multidisciplinary approach, aims to provide new insights into, and develop novel solutions that reduce the prevalence of obesity and its associated burden. MORI has representation from faculties, schools and departments as diverse as Education, Marketing, Public Health, General Practice, Biomedical Sciences (Physiology, Biochemistry, Anatomy, Pharmacology) and Surgery.

 

  

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