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Research

Leadership

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The Center for Research in Obesity and Nutrition leadership sets mission directives and provides oversight for the collective activities of the CRON. The Administrative Core, led by Drs. Dennis Villareal (Director) and Marco Marcelli (Associate Director), in conjunction with CRON leadership, will provide oversight for the center with the overall goal of providing administrative infrastructure and resources, while facilitating access to state-of-the-art equipment and technologic expertise.

We will enhance research efficiency and productivity by accomplishing the following objectives: 

  • Promote CRON educational opportunities with the goal of recruiting and training high-caliber basic and clinical scientists in the fields of obesity and nutrition
  • Foster development of collaborations and dissemination of research findings through CRON Grand Rounds and related seminars
  • Promote the research activities of the three biomedical research cores and ongoing research activities of CRON members
  • Administer the Pilot & Feasibility funding program and CRON membership services
  • Organize educational activities including CRON Grand Rounds and yearly CRON symposium
People
First Name
Dennis
Middle Name
T.
Last Name
Villareal
Honorific Title
MD
Professor
First Name
Reina
Last Name
Villareal
Associate Professor
First Name
David
Last Name
Moore
Honorific Title
Ph.D.
Professor
First Name
Yong
Last Name
Xu
Honorific Title
M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
First Name
Ashok
Last Name
Balasubramanyam
Honorific Title
M.D.
Professor
First Name
Marco
Last Name
Marcelli
Honorific Title
M.D.
Professor and Interim Section Chief
First Name
Fida
Last Name
Bacha
Honorific Title
MD
Associate Professor
First Name
Sean
Middle Name
M.
Last Name
Hartig
Honorific Title
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
First Name
Zheng
Last Name
Sun
Honorific Title
Ph.D.
Associate Professor