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Grant: Lee receives NCI R21

September 7, 2016   |   Maggie Padek

In July 2016, Bekka Lee received a two-year R21 grant entitled “Effective Training Models for Implementing Health-Promoting Practices After school (1R21CA201567-01A1)” from the National Cancer Institute. The group randomized trial seeks to address the nation’s high childhood obesity rates by establishing the effectiveness and implementation of in person and online trainings for scaling up an evidence-based after school nutrition and physical activity intervention.

She has worked with mentors Graham Colditz and Karen Emmons to prepare the proposal over the past two years and credits the MT-DIRC program for guiding her towards her first successful NIH grant.