Center for Pediatric Obesity Medicine (CPOM)
The Center for Pediatric Obesity Medicine is an interdisciplinary research center at the University of Minnesota focusing on improving outcomes for youth afflicted with obesity and related conditions.
The Center for Pediatric Obesity Medicine has three primary aims:
- Provide the resources, infrastructure, and synergy to generate new knowledge and drive innovation at the intersection of lifestyle modification therapy, pharmacotherapy, device therapy, and bariatric/metabolic surgery to enhance treatment outcomes for youth afflicted with obesity and related diseases/conditions, with a strategic emphasis on precision medicine and a commitment to team science
- Offer multidisciplinary training to the next generation of scientists and medical providers through structured research mentorship and educational opportunities in the field of pediatric obesity medicine
- Engage in advocacy efforts related to policy and guideline development to improve care delivery for youth with obesity
- Facilitate research to discover new treatments that improve the physical and emotional health of children and teenagers who are affected by obesity and obesity-related conditions.
- Train the next generation of scientists and medical providers to advance the cutting-edge field of pediatric obesity medicine.
- Advocate for the development of policies and guidelines that support optimal care delivery for youth with obesity.