February 8, 2018
Dr. Jason Block is featured in this CNN article on calorie labeling!
Emily Oken has received the 2018 Harvard Medical School Harold Amos Faculty Diversity Award. This award was established to recognize and celebrate faculty who have made significant achievements in moving Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine towards being a diverse and inclusive community. A celebration will be held to honor the recipients of the Diversity Awards on Monday, April 30, 2018, from 12:00-1:30 pm in the Cannon Room, Building C, at Harvard Medical School.
November 3, 2017
VIDEO: Timing of pregnancy weight gain may influence child’s obesity, disease risks - Healio
In this video, Emily Oken (HMS/Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute) discusses the early-life predictors of obesity and chronic diseases and whether the timing of pregnancy weight gain plays a role in subsequent disease.
October 30, 2017
CoRAL research scientist, Karen Switkowski, PhD, MS, MPH, quoted in the Washington post: The high-protein craze may actually carry some risks.
October 23, 2017
A research study on mercury and DNA methylation, led by CoRAL research fellow, Andres Cardenas, PhD, MPH, was mentioned in a blog post of Scientific American.
August 22, 2017
A new study by Peter James, MHS, ScD on outdoor light exposure at night has received wide-spread media coverage including CNN, Medical News Today, and NYDailyNews.
July 8, 2017
Congratulations to Sheryl Rifas-Shiman and Emily Oken on the wide-spread media coverage on their recent journal article: Beverage Intake During Pregnancy and Childhood Adiposity!
A recent paper on “childhood obesity and beverage intake during pregnancy” has attracted wide-spread media interest nationwide. Coverage included Reuters, The Philadelphia Inquirer, HealthDay, and ScienceNews, BioSpace and a “Quote of the day” in The Boston Globe.
June 20, 2017
Editorial co-authored by Drs. Jason Block and Emily Oken: Here's why experts say all kids ages 6 and up should be screened for obesity - Los Angeles Times
With obesity still on the rise, a government task force recommends that all children and adolescents between the ages of six and 18 be screened for obesity and referred for treatment if necessary. An editorial co-authored by Emily Oken (HMS) and Jason Block (HMS/Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute), published in JAMA Internal Medicine in response to these recommendations, is referenced and quoted.
April 25, 2017
Dr. Marie-France Hivert presented her research on “Supporting Healthful Lifestyles during Pregnancy: A Health Coach Intervention Pilot Study” to the interdisciplinary network the Center for Diabetes Translational Research’s group on Health Delivery Systems. CDTR works to connect investigators across disciplines to be more effective in their work.
April 23, 2017
Dr. Karen Switkowski presented her research at the American Society for Nutrition’s Scientific Sessions, Experiment Biology 2017 meeting in Chicago and won second place in their Emerging Leader Poster Competition. Dr. Switkowski’s research poster topic was based on research in Project Viva that she completed for her PhD thesis, Protein Intake in Early Childhood Is not Associated with Adiposity, Height, or IGF-I in Mid-Childhood among Well-Nourished Children in a U.S. Cohort. Congratulations, Karen!
April 20, 2017
Dr. Emily Oken gave the 24th Granville H. Sewall Distinguished Lecture in Environmental Health Sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. Dr. Oken spoke on Developmental Influences of Environmental and Dietary Exposures on Cardiometabolic Health.
March 8, 2017
CoRAL Director Emily Oken, MD, MPH and Assistant Professor Jason Block, MD, MPH are the recipients of the Excellence in Mentoring Awards from Harvard Medical School in recognition of their distinguished records of mentoring. The Excellence in Mentoring Awards were established to recognize the value of quality mentoring relationships and the impact they have on professional development and career advancement in basic/clinical medicine, research, teaching, and administration. Read the full story.
February 24, 2017
The Obesity Prevention Program (OPP) is now the Division of Chronic Disease Research Across the Lifecourse (CoRAL). The new name better reflects the breadth of their work and mission to lessen the burden of chronic disease by conducting epidemiologic, intervention and delivery systems research within diverse populations of children and adults. Visit the CoRAL homepage to learn more.
September 22, 2016
American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Statement: Medical training to achieve competency in lifestyle counseling: An essential foundation for prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases and other chronic medical conditions. Authors: Dr. Marie-France Hivert, et. al
April 29, 2016
Dr. Emily Oken quoted in Wall Street Journal: Eating Fruit While Pregnant May Boost Your Baby's Intelligence - Infants whose mothers eat more fruit were smarter one year after birth, a preliminary study shows
February 19, 2016
Dr. Emily Oken was interviewed by livescience.com and quoted in an article entitled: The Best Ways To Lose Weight After Pregnancy.
June 2, 2015
Video series with Dr. Emily Oken on exploring the impact of fish, mercury, and other chemical exposures on pregnant women and their babies.
June 1, 2015
Food System Challenge: FeastWorthy
Avik Chatterjee, MD
Presented by: Harvard innovation lab (Hi)