Events

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Food Politics 2015: From Personal Responsibility to Policy Advocacy

Wednesday, April 1
4:00–5:30 p.m.
Alumni Auditorium
650 West 168th Street 

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Grand Rounds on the Future of Public Health with Dr. Marion Nestle,
Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at NYU.

  

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Mailman Moves: A Week of Physical Activity & Healthy Eating

Monday, April 6 to Friday, April 10

Monday 4/6
Kick Off Party with Dean Fried, 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m., Bard Lounge
Zumba, 4:00–5:00 p.m., Riverview Lounge, 4th Floor Hammer
Yoga, 5:00–6:00 p.m., Riverview Lounge, 4th Floor Hammer

Tuesday 4/7
Stairway Scavenger Hunt, ARB Lobby

Wednesday 4/8
Hike the Heights, 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m., depart from ARB Lobby
I Love NYC Water Campaign, 1:00– ARB Lobby

Thursday 4/9
Mobile Wellness with Center for Student Wellness, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m., ARB Lobby
Pet Therapy, 12:00–1:00 p.m., ARB Lobby
Zumba, 6:00–7:00 p.m., Riverview Lounge, 4th Floor Hammer

Friday 4/10
Fruit Giveaway, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m., ARB Lobby
Yoga, 2:00–3:00 p.m., Riverview Lounge, 4th Floor Hammer; Zumba, 3:00–4:00 p.m., Riverview Lounge, 4th Floor Hammer

  

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Food Insecurity and Government Food Assistance Programs

Wednesday, April 8
12:00–1:00 p.m.
Allan Rosenfield Building 
Hess Commons
722 West 168th Street

Brown Bag discussion co-presented by Rachel Shelton, ScD, Assistant Professor of Sociomedical Sciences and Y. Claire Wang, MD, ScD, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management; Co-Director of Obesity Prevention Initiative.

  

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Prenatal Exposures to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Air Pollution and Childhood Obesity

Friday, April 10
12:00 p.m.
NY Obesity Research Center
Berrie Research Pavilion
Classroom 2 (first floor)
168th St. & St. Nicholas Ave.

Lecture with Andrew Rundle, DrPH, Associate Professor of Epidemiology; Co-Director of Obesity Prevention Initiative

  

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Seminars on Chronic Disease
Learning to Eat: Determinants of Feeding Behaviors and the Biological Basis of Eating

Tuesday, April 14
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Allan Rosenfield Building
8th floor auditorium
722 West 168th Street

Dean’s Seminars on Chronic Disease with Julie Mennella, PhD, Monell Center, and Nicole Avena, PhD, Mt. Sinai and author of Why Diets Fail

  

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CUEGR Lecture
Seeking Equity in Solutions to Obesity: Spinning the Wheels of Ethnicity, Gender, and Social Class

Wednesday, April 15
4:00–5:30 p.m. 
Allan Rosenfield Building
8th floor auditorium
722 West 168th Street

Epidemiology Grand Rounds with Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH, Emeritus Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

  

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Symposium
A Smart Start: Preventing Childhood Obesity

Thursday, April 16
1:00–5:00 p.m.
Black Building
650 West 168th Street
Alumni Auditorium
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PLENARY: Why Focus on Pregnancy and Early Childhood?
Andrew Rundle, DrPH, Associate Professor of Epidemiology; Co-Director of Obesity Prevention Initiative

PANEL 1: Gestational Weight Change, Prenatal Factors and Childhood Obesity
Moderator: Virginia Rauh, ScD, Professor of Population and Family Health Center
Speakers: Dympna Gallagher, EdD, David A. Savitz, PhD, and Cynthia Gyamfi–Bannerman, MD

PANEL 2: Early Childhood Factors and Early Childcare Practice and Policies
Moderator: Gretchen Van Wye, PhD, MA, Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Vital Statistics, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Division of Epidemiology
Speakers: Cynthia Colen, PhD, MPH, Cathy Nonas, MS, RD, and Sally E. Findley, PhD

ROUND TABLE: Future Directions for Research and Action
Moderator: Y. Claire Wang, MD, ScD, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management; Co-Director of Obesity Prevention Initiative
Speakers: Kiyah Duffey, PhD, Tina Kauh, PhD, Christine Johnson Curtis, MBA

  

 

Why We Get Fat: Adiposity 101 and an Alternative Hypothesis of Obesity

Tuesday, April 21
4:00–5:30 p.m.
The CUMC Faculty Club
4th Floor
630 West 168th Street

Gary Taubes, MS, author of Why We Get Fat and Good Calories, Bad Calories: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom on Diet, Weight Control, and Disease

  

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Global Obesity Epidemic: Implications for Low-Income Countries

Monday, April 27
4:00–5:30 p.m.
Allan Rosenfield Building
722 West 168th Street
8th Floor Auditorium

Lecture with Wafaa M. El-Sadr, MD, MPH, Director, ICAP; University Professor of Epidemiology and University Professor of Medicine

Panel: 

Richard J. Deckelbaum, MD, CM, FRCP (C), Robert R. Williams, Professor of Nutrition in Pediatrics, Professor of Epidemiology, and Director of the Institute of Human Nutrition

Sally Findley, PhD, Professor of Population & Family Health and Sociomedical Sciences

Elle Alexander, MSPH, Manager, Research and Development, Vitality Institute

  

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Transforming Health in America: Policies, Communications, and Social Change

Tuesday, April 28
11:30 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Allan Rosenfield Building
722 West 168th Street
Room 532 

Lecture with Thomas Farley, MD, MPH, CEO, Public Good Projects and former Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

  

Nutrition in Adults & Kids: A Historical Perspective

Thursday, April 30
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Allan Rosenfield Building
722 West 168th Street
8th Floor Auditorium 

Lecture with healthy living expert and creator of The South Beach Diet, Arthur Agatston, MD, FACC, Medical Director of Wellness & Prevention, Baptist Health Medical Group