Clinical Trials

GI Programs and Centers

Learning Theory to Improve Obesity Treatment - NIH/NIDDK

The purpose of this application is to study extinction processes related to food cues, as a means of enhancing a cue exposure treatment to improve obesity treatment for children. The objective of this application is to conduct a series of formative experiments based on learning theory and other translation mechanisms to enhance and improve the current CET-Food (replace with?) to reduce overeating in children.

Attention Modification to Decrease Overeating in Children

This research study will identify whether an attentional bias exists among overweight children who eat in the absence of hunger, which will lead to the development and evaluation of an attention training program for children who overeat in response to food cues in the environment. The field requires development and study of novel interventions to more specifically address the needs of children who are overweight and obese and for whom behavioral treatments are not effective. This project is based on basic behavioral principles of attention to food cues.

Behavioral Weight loss for Emotional Eaters

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a new family-based treatment for overweight adolescents between 13 and 17 years of age. The study will help the adolescent reduce emotional eating by teaching them skills to manage strong emotions. In addition to learning these skills, this program will help the adolescent lose weight by teaching weight loss skills including dietary and physical activity recommendations and behavioral strategies. This program uses a family approach, so parents will also be involved in learning these skills and supporting their adolescent in the program.

FRESH

The FRESH (Family Responsibility, Education, Support & Health) study is focused on healthy eating and physical activity to promote weight loss and maintenance. This is a six month treatment program. Participants will be randomized into a parent + child or a parent only treatment group which meets once a week. No drugs or supplements will be used and there is no cost to participants. All qualified participants will receive program materials and up to $500.00 compensation for their time and effort.

Inclusion criteria

  • Overweight (above 85% BMI)
  • Between the ages of 8 & 12
  • Have a parent willing to participate

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Parent unable to read in English at the 5th grade level
  • Parent and or child participating in another weight control program
  • Child has ADD or ADHD
  • Family follows special diet for religious or socially conscious reasons

Contact

Martina Cotton
858-534-5207
mcotton@ucsd.edu
http://obesitytreatment.ucsd.edu

SANDIA

The SANDIA (Staying Active, Nutritional Diaries, Increased Abilities) study purpose is to evaluate the efficacy of a behavioral weight loss treatment program that has been newly adapted for Latino parents and their 8-12 year old overweight or obese children. This is a three month treatment program. No drugs or supplements will be used and there is no cost to participants. All qualified participants will receive program materials and up to $100.00 compensation for their time and effort.

Inclusion criteria:

Overweight (above 85% BMI) Between the ages of 8 & 12 Have a Spanish speaking parent willing to participate

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Parent unable to read in Spanish at the 3th grade level
  • Parent and or child participating in another weight control program
  • Child has ADD or ADHD
  • Family follows special diet for religious or socially conscious reasons

Contact

Michelle Carcel
858-205-8219
mcarcel@ucsd.edu
kidsweight@ucsd.edu

More information about Dr Kerri Boutelle’s clinical trials

NASH Clinical Research Network (NASH CRN)

The NASH Clinical Research Network (NASH CRN) is a cooperative network of eight clinical centers and one Data Coordinating Center (DCC). Clinical centers are responsible for proposing study protocols, participating in their overall development, recruiting patients, conducting the research, and disseminating research findings. The individual clinical centers participate in a cooperative and interactive manner with one another and with the DCC in all aspects of the NASH CRN. The DCC supports study protocol development; provides sample size calculations and statistical expertise; supports forms development, data analysis and manuscript preparation; and provides overall study coordination and quality assurance, including preparation of reports and coordination of the activities of the Data and Safety Monitoring Board, the Steering Committee, and other standing NASH CRN subcommittees. The DCC also maintains the Histology Repository including stained and unstained liver biopsy slides and collaborates with the NIDDK Biosample (plasma, serum, and liver tissue) and Genetics (DNA) Repositories.

Note: We are currently enrolling patients for this study.

For additional questions regarding this study please contact:

Janis Durelle
Clinical Research Manager
Clinical Teaching Facility B-107
200 West Arbor Drive #8450
San Diego, CA 92103
Email: jdurelle@ucsd.edu
Office: (619) 543-5226
Fax: (619) 543-7537