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Fontaine receives R01 grant to study Obesity Management in Primary Care

July 18, 2019
by School of Public Health

Dr. Kevin Fontaine
Dr. Kevin Fontaine

Dr. Kevin Fontaine, Professor, and Chair, in the Department of Health Behavior, and Dr. Gareth Dutton, Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, were awarded a Research Project Grant (R01) of $2.7 million from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).

Their research will focus on Daily Self-Weighing for Obesity Management in Primary Care.

The primary goal of this five-year project is to conduct SWOP (Daily Self-Weighing for Obesity Management in Primary Care), a 24-month randomized controlled trial (RCT) in 400 adults with obesity receiving primary care through a clinical network affiliated with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Enrolled participants will receive weight management educational materials and then randomized to DSW or standard care (SC).