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Date: 08/02/12
Obesity Research Center


Media Contact

To arrange interviews or learn more about obesity research at UC, please contact Dama Kimmon directly at (513) 558-4519. After hours, call Kimmon at (513) 919-5312.

Key Leadership

Stephen Woods, PhD
(513) 558-6799

Randy Seeley, PhD
Associate Director
(513) 558-6664

Patrick Tso, PhD
Director--Lipid Group
(513) 558-2151

The Obesity Research Center at UC is located at the university's Metabolic Diseases Institute in Reading, Ohio. A division within the department of psychiatry, the Obesity Research Center conducts 
basic scientific research on the regulation of body weight and the etiology and potential treatment of obesity. It comprises several laboratories from various departments at the UC College of Medicine.


  • Benoit Lab
  • Herman Lab
  • Obici Lab
  • Sakai Lab
  • Tschöp
  • Woods/Seeley
  • D'Alessio
  • Tso Lab (Lipid Research Group)

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