3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Georgia Center for Continuing Education
Mahler Hall Sponsored by: Research, Office of the Vice President for (OVPR)
Contact: James Hataway Public Relations Coordinator 706-542-5222
World-renowned geneticist Claude Bouchard, professor and director of the Human Genomics Laboratory at Pennington Biomedical Research Center, will deliver the fall 2013 George H. Boyd Distinguished Lecture entitled "The Obesity Epidemic: Reflection on Contentious Issues."The Boyd Distinguished Lecture Series, supported by UGA’s Office of the Vice President for Research and the William S. and Elizabeth K. Boyd Foundation, brings national leaders and policymakers to UGA in science, education and related fields to discuss applications of research to contemporary issues in education.In his lecture, Bouchard plans to address several obesity research controversies, including the heritability of obesity risk; whether the prevalence of obesity has reached a plateau; maternal weight, pregnancy weight gain and childhood obesity; and the various human responses to excessive caloric intake.