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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

s 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
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