Update: Record Eating Disorders Funding Announced at the University of Louisville

Dr. Cheri Levinson and colleagues at the University of Louisville were recently awarded a $11.5 million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Levinson, associate professor at the University of Louisville College of Arts and Sciences, and Director of the Eating Anxiety Treatment (EAT) Lab at the University of Louisville, was also awarded the NIH Director’s New Innovation Award. The President of the University added that this was the most well-funded research in the University of Louisville’s history. The first study will examine eating disorders among children 6 to 12 years of age; the second will be used for the EAT Laboratory and Clinic (EAT Lab) program at the University, to identify how anorexia nervosa contributes to suicidal ideation or other self-harm. The final study will be used to  create and disseminate a novel personalized treatment for eating disorders and to integrate social determinants of health (food insecurity, racism) into treatment.

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