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Our grant programme groups research into two themes – cancer prevention and cancer survivors. Each of these areas may be addressed either from the perspective of identifying the mechanismsthat underpin the effect of diet, nutrition and physical activity on cancer, or by addressing the host factors that influence individual susceptibility to cancer development or progression, and so contribute to explaining variability between people in outcomes.
For cancer survivors, we also encourage broader research into causal links between diet, nutrition (including body composition), physical activity and outcomes after cancer diagnosis, as robust evidence on this is still lacking.
The research principles and themes we are looking for are outlined below:
Health Data Exploration Project
A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation & California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology Research Initiative
Webinar: Citizen Science with Dr. Andrea Wiggins
Available now at hdexplore.calit2.net
Join Dr. Andrea Wiggins from the University of Maryland College of Information Studies for a thorough discussion on the role of technologies in citizen science, and how ordinary people become involved in meaningful real-world research through citizen science projects, and how technologies can help. READ MORE
The 3rd ACM Workshop on Wearable Systems and Applications (WearSys) will be held at the beautiful Niagara Falls (USA) on 19th June 2017.
We invite submissions in the form of papers (6pg limit) or posters/demos (2pg limit) until a deadline of 21 March 2017.
This year we are privileged and happy to have Prof. Santosh Kumar, Director of NIH Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K), Univ of Memphis, USA to give a keynote at WearSys. The program will also include talks from scholars and experts from diverse areas.
The goal of this workshop is to diversify across disciplines. We hope that this workshops also attracts audience from the health and medical community thus providing complementary knowledge to the mobile and wearables community in computer science and engineering. We hence strongly encourage submissions from the medical domain as well.
The call for submissions is copied below. Looking forward to your submissions.
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Many of us lie or can’t remember what we ate when asked to reveal our eating habits, and that makes it difficult for doctors and researchers to guide us toward better diets and behaviors. But what if there was a way for them to monitor us?
Donna Spruijt-Metz, director of the mHealth Collaboratory at the USC Center for Economic and Social Research, and her team are testing an innovative approach to address obesity: devices that measure mood and eating behaviors rather than focusing on dietary intake.
“The three-day multiple pass dietary recall that asks people to remember what they ate is the gold standard for measuring food intake, but we can’t accurately measure someone’s diet or food intake,” said Spruijt-Metz, a research professor of psychology at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. “We really have no idea what people eat, because people lie. People don’t remember.” Read More