PhD candidate Allana LeBlanc recently traveled to Pennington Biomedical Research Centre in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for statistical training. Pennington is the coordinating center for the International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyles, and the Environment (ISCOLE), a twelve country study looking at the relationships between physical activity, sedentary behavior, and obesity in 10-year old children. Pennington has an incredible team of biostatisticians to deal with the complex methodology and data management of ISCOLE.  For her doctoral dissertation, Allana is using ISCOLE data, and multi-level modeling techniques to examine correlates of sedentary behavior within Canada and between all 12 ISCOLE countries. Stay tuned for her results!