CAL STATE FULLERTON recently was awarded more than $800,000 in USDA grants to fund projects tackling obesity and promoting good nutrition and related research. Major health issues such as AIDS, cancer, nursing education, nutrition, obesity and violence in the community are being addressed by Cal State Fullerton’s faculty members and students through myriad research projects. The following are a few examples.

usdaGrants Target Obesity, Nutrition
Three USDA grants totaling more than $800,000 are funding projects tackling obesity and promoting good nutrition and related research.

prader-willTackling ObesityBy studying Prader-Willi Syndrome, Daniela A. Rubin and fellow researchers are finding ways to fight childhood obesity.

gonzalezHealth and Building Connection
Erualdo R. González is conducting a study to examine how to affect policy changes aimed at increasing physical activity in urban areas.

nursingNursing Doctorate is a GoThe CSU has approved the doctor of nursing practice degree program to be offered jointly by Cal State Fullerton and two nearby campuses.

berelowitzAddressing Family ViolenceThe impact of family violence was the topic of the 10th annual Community Forum on the Conditions of Children in Orange County.

aidsResearching AIDS in Search of InterventionsResearchers are studying intervention strategies that raise awareness and lead to safe sex practices in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

fitnessRolling in Fitness Alejandro Espinoza created the “Mobile Physical Activity Unit” — a bus that brings fitness to children in Santa Ana — as his master’s project.