Daily Archives: July 21, 2011

Child obesity event at N.C. Research Campus

The Kannapolis Scholars program is inviting researchers to attend a one-day workshop on child obesity at the N.C. Research Campus.  Registration is open through tomorrow, Friday July 22.

WHAT: Lost in Translation: A Conversation in Childhood Obesity.

WHEN and WHERE: Friday, August 5th, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., David H. Murdock Research Institute Core Laboratory Event Room. Breakfast and lunch will be provided free of charge.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: From advancements in obesity research to improvements in the products that end up on your plate, many careers, companies, and lives have been dedicated to addressing childhood obesity. However, these efforts do not tend to communicate to a diverse audience, and instead are generally focused within their field. By opening a dialogue among government, industry, and individual sources using a transdisciplinary approach we can provide revolutionary solutions for eliminating childhood obesity. Through transdisciplinary collaboration this conference will highlight the aspects of childhood obesity where our progress has been “lost in translation” from scientists to the community, government to industry and everywhere in between.

To this aim we have selected four speakers representing government, industry, academia, and community stakeholders to speak about issues relating to childhood obesity afterwards we plan on having conference attendees discuss these issues in a round-table format.

TO REGISTER: Deadline is Friday July 22nd. Go to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/L5QQTQY.

QUESTIONS: kannapolisscholars@gmail.com.

The Kannapolis Scholar Program brings postgraduate students to the N.C. Research Campus for a transdisciplinary training program. The 14 postgraduates currently in the program research food science, nutrition and human health under the direction of mentors from each of the participating universities: Appalachian State, Duke, N.C. A&T, N.C. Central, N.C. State, UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Charlotte, and UNC Greensboro.