The Foundation's Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program was designed to provide four-year postdoctoral research awards offered to historically disadvantaged physicians who are committed to developing careers in academic medicine, to improving the health of underserved populations, and to furthering the understanding and elimination of health disparities.The purpose of this project is to test the hypothesis that racial and socioeconomic status (SES) differences in later-life obesity can be explained in part by the differences in the pathway that lead to postpartum weight retention. Specifically, it will test whether African-American and low-SES women experience greater postpartum weight retention due to greater impaired biology (e.g., high cortisol levels and insulin resistance), resulting from inadequate coping and adaptation to chronic environmental and social stress.
Amount Awarded $365,400.00
Awarded on: 12/14/2005
Time frame: 1/1/2006 - 6/30/2010
Grant Number: 53501