The Northwestern Comprehensive Center on Obesity (NCCO) was formed in 2008 to help address the global epidemic of obesity and to serve as an intellectual focus and home for obesity related programs throughout Northwestern University, The Feinberg School of Medicine, and our clinical partners (Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH), the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation (NMFF).
Affiliated Faculty Clinical Programs
Center for Lifestyle Medicine
Our highly skilled interdisciplinary team includes physicians in various specialties, psychologists, nurses, dietitians, exercise specialists, and others who can help you achieve and maintain a healthier lifestyle.
Find out more about our Center for Lifestyle Medicine Program.
The Center for Lifestyle Medicine is located on the 17th floor of the Galter Pavilion, Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, 675 N. St. Clair, Chicago, IL 60611. Phone: 312-695-2300.
"Healthy for You, Healthy for 2" will focus on patient lifestyle management for overweight, pregnant women. NCCO faculty member, Lisa Neff MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Molecular Medicine heads the project. For more information contact 312-695-2300.
Find out more about our Pregnancy Program.
Focus on NCCO Faculty Research
Dr. Alan Peaceman, MD
Dr. Linda Van Horn, PhD, RD
Maternal-Offspring Metabolics: Family Intervention Trial (MOMFIT)
This NIH funded study will advance understanding of the effectiveness of behavioral interventions aimed at controlling gestational weight gain in a large population of ethnically diverse overweight/ obese women. Whether changes in diet and physical activity can effectively and safely be implemented during pregnancy and sustained postpartum will be explored. The further impact of the adiposity and growth of the offspring will be evaluated.
Dr. Robert Kushner,
Director, Center for Lifestyle Medicine
Take our 10 minute Lifestyle Patterns Survey to help in Dr. Kushner's research looking at Lifestyle Patterns.
Studies Currently Recruiting
Research volunteers needed for a weight loss research study for people with type 2 diabetes.
Find out more about this study.
Rodent Metabolic Phenotyping
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News and Events
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