Science Needs Great Writers!

The most effective and impactful scientists are not just good at what they do; they’re also good at communicating what they do, both verbally and in writing. The more public aspect of communication includes oral presentations and seminars at conferences or in class rooms. These activities can inspire or discourage depending on the skill and talent (or lack thereof) of the speaker. Continue reading

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New Publication – Review of Obesity RCTs

In the world of research, the ‘gold standard’ study design is the randomized controlled trial (RCT). The pros and cons of RCTs are well-known, yet details on this study design and how researchers in the field of obesity conduct and report RCTs is not well understood…until now. Continue reading

Clinical Research – Partnering WITH Patients and Families

Over the years, we’ve conducted a number of studies that were designed to learn about families’ experiences and perceptions. While we’ve learned a lot, and applied some of this learning to how we provide care to children and families enrolled in pediatric weight management, it’s fair to say we could have done more to engage families in our research.  Continue reading