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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
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SOURCE The Michael & Susan Dell Center for the Advancement ofHealthy
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