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Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition Institute
The Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition Institute (OMNI) at Massachusetts General Hospital is a multidisciplinary research and education center focused on obesity and its related disorders.
The Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition Institute (OMNI) at Massachusetts General Hospital is a multidisciplinary research and education center that investigates obesity and its complications, as well as the molecular, cellular and physiological regulation of energy balance and metabolic function.
Through collaborations with departments throughout Mass General, including the Mass General Weight Center, OMNI takes a comprehensive approach to obesity research. This approach brings together the expertise of Mass General physicians, researchers, scientists and medical staff to study the biology and genetics of obesity and offer clinical trials to test new and innovative treatment options. Additionally, OMNI partners with local institutions, including Harvard Medical School, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital Boston and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to further obesity research.
OMNI’s goal is to advance the understanding and treatment of obesity and related disorders through research and education. Our scientists work to improve the treatment of obesity and related disorders by:
Additionally, OMNI seeks to:
Innovative research performed at OMNI has led to breakthroughs in our understanding of the biology of obesity and the identification of possible new treatments for this disease. Outcomes from the OMNI research program include:
OMNI offers unique educational opportunities for health care professionals in the field of obesity medicine and nutrition. A comprehensive, holistic approach to researching obesity and its complications provides fellows, interns and other medical staff members with access to complex cases and hands-on clinical training. Our trainees work with individuals who are advancing the field of obesity medicine. Faculty at OMNI conduct innovative research to understand and treat patients with obesity, serve in leadership positions at relevant medical societies, speak at national and international conferences, publish frequently and teach courses on trends in obesity medicine.
The highlight of OMNI’s educational programming is the Blackburn Course in Obesity Medicine, which is a multiday continuing medical education course offered yearly to medical professionals.
Additionally, OMNI provides a five-day, hands-on clinical preceptorship for practicing physicians. Both the preceptorship and the Blackburn Course in Obesity Medicine provide an intensive, in-depth education on obesity as a disease and the latest innovations in treatment.
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