Colabianchi receives $3.3M NIH award


Natalie Colabianchi, associate professor of health and fitness, recently received a four-year, $3.3M award from the National Institutes of Health. It will fund a study to: 1) Help establish which built and social environments affect childhood obesity over time; 2) Examine differences in these relationships across subgroups (e.g., gender, race, ethnicity, urbanicity), which will help elucidate the factors that contribute to health disparities; and 3) Determine whether the relationship between community programs and obesity depends on the built and social environments in which they take place. Congratulations, Natalie!