The TOPS Nutrition and Obesity Research Center is a joint initiative of Texas Biomed and the Center for Precision Medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC. The program is co-directed by Shelley Cole, Ph.D., Associate Scientist at Texas Biomed and Michael Olivier, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Precision Medicine.
TOPS research over the past decades has identified genes that clearly contribute to weight gain and obesity, and now we want to use that information to understand how we gain and lose weight, and how our lifestyle (what we eat, how we live, how we exercise) and our genetics conspire to make losing weight so difficult!
The TOPS GENOME Registry will provide a questionnaire to volunteers to collect information on you, your eating habits, your daily routines, and your history of weight gain and loss. All responses and information will be completely confidential and secured. There is no need to be a TOPS member to participate, participation is completely voluntary, so feel free to invite your family, friends, and neighbors to participate as well! The questionnaire is electronic, so no need to go to a clinic, you can do it from home!
Ready to go?
The survey can be found on the Wake Forest website here: TOPS GENOME Registry
In the news:
- August 30, 2016 – Texas Public Radio: SA Obesity GENOME Project Tackles A Weighty Problem
- August 31, 2016 – KENS 5 TV: S.A. researchers to use genetic mapping to combat obesity
- Texas Biomed establishes the TOPS® Nutrition and Obesity Research Center