New publications, appointments in Family Medicine

An article by Kathryn M. Kolasa and Lauren MacKenzie Whetstone (Family Medicine) with co-authors, “Effects of a Behavior-Based Weight Management Program Delivered through a State Cooperative Extension and Local Public Health Department Network, North Carolina, 2008-2009,” was published in Preventing Chronic Disease – Public Health Research, Practice and Policy, July 2011.

In addition, Kolasa was appointed to the planning team and the writing team for the 2013-18 Obesity Prevention Plan for Eat Smart Move More North Carolina; and to the external advisory committee to Children’s Health Living (CHIL) program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded $25 million for a five-year grant to the University of Hawaii to develop obesity prevention strategies among native populations in the Pacific Region, continuing USDA’s commitment to meet the rising challenge of obesity in the United States, especially in American youth.