By mapping a patient’s genome, and their tumor’s, with whole-genome sequencing, physicians can use more targeted therapies.
Professor of Pediatrics
Areas of expertise: Childhood obesity, community and family level intervention
Associate Dean for Science, professor and biostatistician in the UAB School of Public Health
Areas of expertise: obesity, quantitative genetics, clinical trials, statistical and research methodology
Assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences
Areas of expertise: Nutrition, obesity, weight loss, osteoporosis
An interdisciplinary effort at Children's Hospital focuses on safe, effective ways for kids to lose pounds and avoid long-term health problems.
There are 12 million cancer survivors in the U.S., but poor nutrition is increasing deaths from heart disease and other chronic illnesses.