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Obesity Research Strategic Core (ORSC)

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Welcome to the ORSC Web site. The ORSC, a “virtual research core” housed within the NICHD Office of the Director, brings together obesity research and translational activities from across the NICHD.

The mission of the ORSC is to:

  • Lead and promote a multilevel, integrative approach to childhood and maternal obesity and related chronic diseases by coalescing obesity research and translation activities across the NICHD;
  • Serve as an advisory body to the whole of NICHD on future directions of obesity-related activities;
  • Coordinate and facilitate the implementation of a Global Multilevel Platform to address childhood obesity by engaging and convening interested national and international organizations; and
  • Enhance cross-disciplinary systems research on complex public health issues and serve as a resource for the research community on these topics.

For more details about the functions of the ORSC, see its Operational Features, or select one of the links on the left. ​​​

Last Updated Date: 11/30/2012

Contact Information

Name: Dr Layla Elise Esposito
Program Officer
Obesity Research Strategic Core
Phone: 301-435-6888

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