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Childhood Obesity Expert Dr. William Dietz Featured at the 2nd Annual Michael & Susan Dell Lectureship in Child Health
Date:4/7/2008


AUSTIN, Texas, April 7, 2008 /PRNewswire/ --

WHEN: Lecture: Thursday, April 10, 2008 from 1:30 - 3 p.m.

Media Interviews: Individual interviews with spokespeople

available before and after lecture. Contact

cfarazi@webershandwick.com to schedule.

WHERE: The University of Texas at Austin

Thompson Conference Center

2405 Robert Dedman Drive

[Located on the Southwest corner of Dean Keeton and Red River]

WHO: Introduction: Janet Mountain, Executive Director of the Michael &

Susan Dell Foundation

Janet Mountain is the executive director of the Michael & Susan

Dell Foundation, the Dell family foundation dedicated to

improving the lives of children living in urban poverty

throughout the world. Preventing childhood obesity is a priority

for the Dell family foundation, which is a partial funder of the

Michael & Susan Dell Center for Advancement of Healthy Living.

Guest Lecturer: Dr. William H. Dietz, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Dietz is the Director of the Division of Nutrition, Physical

Activity and Obesity Prevention in the Center for Chronic Disease

Prevention and Health Promotion at the Centers for Disease

Control and Prevention (CDC). Prior to his appointment to the

CDC, he was a Professor of Pediatrics at the Tuft's University

School of Medicine, and Director of Clinical Nutrition at the

Floating Hospital of New England Medical Center Hospitals. He

has been a councilor and past president of the American Society

for Clinical Nutrition and past president of the North American

Association for the Study of Obesity. Highly recognized for his

expertise and advocacy in healthy living through good nutrition

and regular physical activity, he is also the author of more than

150 publications in the scientific literature, and the editor of

four books, including A Guide to Your Child's Nutrition.

Panel Members: Dr. Deanna M. Hoelscher, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.,

C.N.S.; Dr. Cheryl L. Perry, Ph.D.; Dr. Guy S. Parcel, Ph.D.

Dr. Hoelscher is the Director of the Michael & Susan Dell Center

for Advancement of Healthy Living at The University of Texas

School of Public Health, Austin Regional Campus. She has been

Principal Investigator of the Texas site CATCH grants, and the

Incorporation of More Physical Activity and Nutrition (IMPACT)

grant, a NIH-supported study examining the effects of a

behaviorally-based school health program on osteoporosis risk

factors in children, as well as the School Physical Activity and

Nutrition (SPAN) Project, and the School-Based Nutrition

Monitoring Project, a CDC and USDA funded study to develop

surveillance tools for schools and schoolchildren. Dr. Hoelscher

is currently working on projects to document the dissemination of

the CATCH program across Texas, to evaluate the effects of

nutrition and physical activity policies on child health, to

elucidate the interactions between genetic factors and dietary

behaviors, and to study the inter-relationships of dietary and

physical activity behaviors and biological and psychosocial

factors in children.

Dr. Cheryl Perry is Professor and Regional Dean at The University

of Texas School of Public Health, Austin Regional Campus. In

2007, she was named the Rockwell Chair in Society and Health at

the UT School of Public Health. In 2006, she received the

Prevention Science Award at the Society for Prevention Research

and in 2005, was recognized as one of the 100 Most-Cited

Researchers in Tobacco-Related Research from the journal Tobacco

Control. Dr. Perry is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board

for Communities That Care, University of Washington. Her current

research involves obesity and tobacco use prevention in India,

as well as a longitudinal study of teen tobacco use related to

state tobacco education funding and policies. She is the Senior

Scientific Editor of the forthcoming (2010) Surgeon General's

Report on youth and tobacco use.

Dr. Guy S. Parcel, is Dean, M. David Low Chair in Public Health,

and John P. McGovern Professor in Health Promotion at The

University of Texas School of Public Health. He has been Dean

since 2005 and is the School's third Dean since the School was

established in 1969. Dr. Parcel has authored or co-authored over

200 scientific papers and book chapters over the past 35 years.

He has directed National Institutes of Health- and Centers for

Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded research projects to

develop and evaluate programs to address sexual risk behavior in

adolescents, diet and physical activity in children, smoking

prevention in adolescents, and self-management of childhood

chronic diseases including asthma and cystic fibrosis.

WHAT: Dr. Bill Dietz's lecture is "What Can We Do to Address the

Epidemic of Childhood Obesity?" Dr. Dietz will discuss key

learnings from tobacco control that apply to tackling childhood

obesity and the various levels of intervention, community

involvement and evidence needed to be successful. In addition,

Dr. Dietz will present the six levers that can help control the

childhood obesity epidemic in our country.

The Michael & Susan Dell Center for the Advancement of Healthy

Living (http://www.sph.uth.tmc.edu/dellhealthyliving) was founded

in 2006 with a grant from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation to

The University of Texas School of Public Health. The Center was

established to conduct research to better understand and

influence behaviors and environmental conditions that affect

healthy living, with a vision of 'healthy children in a healthy

world'. The Center is housed in the newly created University of

Texas School of Public Health, Austin Regional Campus, in Austin,

TX.


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