Vision Statement:

The Institute for Obesity Research and Program Evaluation exists to facilitate research collaborations and partnerships to improve health and help prevent the increased incidence of obesity and associated co-morbidities in the state of Texas and beyond.

Mission Statement:

  • Discover new biological/physiological mechanisms that influence hunger, satiety weight gain, loss, and maintenance
  • Examine and evaluate policies and programs aimed to decrease the incidence of obesity for effectiveness
  • Facilitate broad-based partnerships with academicians, clinicians, etc. and fast-track the translation of research finding to individuals and communities

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