“Obesity from Bench to Bedside” Seminar at UConn

The full flyer for this event, including a list of presentations, is available for download here

Obesity from Bench to Bedside: Potential for Cross-Campus Research Collaborations

Overview talks by four UConn obesity researchers followed by networking and refreshments

Obesity and being overweight has been characterized by the National Institutes of Health as the leading health issue of our time. Faculty members across the UConn campuses have been investigating genetic and behavioral risk factors as well as understanding the societal milieu that promotes sedentary lifestyles and sub-optimal eating patterns. More work is required, and multi-disciplinary teams such as UConn’s Obesity Research Interest Group (ORIG) offer the most likely approaches for success. This seminar was developed as a vehicle to expand the ORIG’s membership and to exchange information among individuals interested in conducting obesity-related research across the campuses.

When: April 2, 2013, 1:30-3pm

Where: Low Learning Center, UConn Health Center, 263 Farmington Ave., Farmington, CT

Please RSVP by March 29th here.

You can view the seminar live during or after the lecture at this website.

If you are interested in joining the Obesity Research Interest Group, contact Alicia Dugan at alicia.dugan@uconn.edu.

The event is sponsored by the Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention (CHIP) and the Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (CICATS)