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TOPS Genome Registry

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The TOPS Genome Registry project builds on our 50+ year commitment to support research that forwards the understanding and treatment of obesity.

TOPS and Obesity Research

In 1966, TOPS contributed $250,000 ($1.66 million in today’s dollars) to begin the Obesity and Metabolic Research Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

TOPS added a second research partnership with the opening of the TOPS Nutrition and Obesity Research Center in June 2015, which is a joint initiative of Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas, and the Center for Precision Medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The program is dedicated to studying the causes, health risks and treatment of obesity through genetic research and is co-directed by Shelley Cole, Ph.D., Associate Scientist at Texas Biomed, and Michael Olivier, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Precision Medicine. 

How You Can Participate

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The first step in this important study is to fill out an online questionnaire available at the TOPS Genome Registry website.  You can also visit the site to learn more about this important project. Check back for updates on this page.

Meet the Directors

Dr. Michael Olivier

To learn more about this project read the interview (PDF) with Michael Olivier, Ph.D., and former director Dr. Anthony Comuzzie, Ph.D.

Michael Olivier, Ph.D., is the current director of the TOPS Nutrition and Obesity Research Center at Texas Biomed.

Shelley Cole
Triumphs of the TOPS Center infographic

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