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Friday, June 15, 2012   (0 Comments)
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Received via email on 6/15 - Call for nominations: Institute of Medicine Standing Committee on Childhood Obesity Prevention

Dear Colleague:

We invite your nominations for additional members to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) standing committee on childhood obesity prevention ( ). This ongoing standing committee guides the planning and program development of IOM's obesity prevention activities, including activities undertaken by separately appointed ad hoc committees. The committee's work emphasizes the urgency of accelerated progress in obesity prevention and seeks ways to sustain progress that is made. Specifically, the committee:

(1) serves as a focal point for discussions on policy-relevant priorities in childhood obesity prevention;
(2) identifies and refines focused topics to be examined through workshops, public briefings, and publications; and
(3) provides strategic guidance on emerging issues, research, and activities.

Expertise Needed:

· Agriculture Policy

· Biology/Physiology of Obesity

· Corporate Sector/Business

· Economics

· Education

· Health Law

· Media and Marketing/Communications

· Nutrition

· Obesity and Diabetes

· Obesity Prevention and Behavioral Research

· Pediatrics and Child Health

· Physical Activity

· Public Health

· Public Policy/Government

· Systems Research in Obesity

· Youth Organizations

· Other (please specify)

We invite you to nominate one or more individuals for any of these categories of expertise; please let us know if we should consider additional categories of expertise. Self-nominations are welcome. Service on the standing committee is also open to scientists and other experts working for a government agency as well as individuals employed by the private sector. Contact information and comments regarding qualifications of nominees are greatly appreciated. Please fill out the this form to submit information about your nominee(s) by Friday, June 22, and return it to Emily Ann Miller, Associate Program Officer, at You may also contact Emily with any questions.

The IOM is committed to increasing the participation of under-represented minorities in all phases of its projects. The excellence of the members of its study committees is crucial to its work. Your assistance in identifying potential committee members, especially from under-represented minorities, is greatly appreciated.

Please note: You do not need to contact the persons you nominate to determine their willingness to serve; we will contact potential committee members as we balance the expertise needed with the many factors involved in convening the most qualified committee.

Please feel free to distribute this announcement to your networks.


Lynn Parker, Scholar/Study Director

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