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  • ERC starting grant: from the beginning Jennifer L. Baker Institute of Preventive Medicine Copenhagen University Hospitals Copenhagen, Denmark The European Research Council
  • My background │
    • California, New York, Denmark
    • My research has largely been NIH funded
    • Focus of my research program is on long-term consequences of childhood obesity
    • Highlight: links between childhood obesity and adult heart disease
      • Published in The New England Journal of Medicine
      • Received the 2nd place Amedeo Prize for Outstanding Publication in Medicine
  • ERC project: childgrowth2cancer
    • In adults, obesity is a risk factor for many types of cancer
      • Yet effects of childhood obesity are unknown
    • Project will explore how a child’s body size is associated with the risk of adult cancer
    • Generated results will expand to a mechanistic exploration and deepen our understanding at the biological level
  • ERC starting grant… process and early results
    • Advantageous features of the grant led me to apply
    • Application was straightforward- especially when compared with the NIH
    • Procedure was challenging, yet incredibly useful
    • The grant has enhanced my independence, unified my research program and has significantly advanced my career