TOPS Club gives $205,000 for obesity research

Mar. 04, 2014 College News - Continuing its generational relationship with the Medical College of Wisconsin, TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) has donated $205,000 to support innovative research in obesity and metabolic disorders.

Faculty in the TOPS Obesity and Metabolic Research Center, part of MCW’s Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Clinical Nutrition, are conducting research on the genetics of obesity as well as obesity’s effect on overall health. The work continues the legacy of the late Ahmed Kissebah, MD, PhD, a longtime MCW faculty member who founded the TOPS Research Center at MCW and made seminal discoveries related to genes associated with obesity.

Founded in 1948, TOPS Club is a nonprofit network of weight-loss support groups. The organization and its members have provided more than $8 million in funding to MCW since 1966.

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