2017 Health and Physical Activity Lecture

April 6th 6:00PM – 7:30PM in the Academic Learning Commons (MCALC), Room 1107
(Lecture open to the public)

Dr. David C. Poole, from Kansas State University, will be our distinguished presenter with a lecture titled: “Heart Failure and Exercise: Novel Insights.”

Dr. Poole is recognized internationally for his contributions to the fields of pulmonary gas exchange and skeletal muscle structure/function relationships.  He has published over 170 peer reviewed papers and contributes invited chapters to major textbooks.  Since 1986, Dr. Poole has been awarded over 4 million dollars in funding and is currently examining the relationships between skeletal muscle structure and oxygen delivery at the microcirculatory level.  This approach is anticipated to provide unique insights into the functional abnormalities which are associated with major disease conditions such as emphysema, diabetes and chronic heart failure.

For more information about this event, please contact Dr. Lee Franco.

Previous Speakers and Topics

Dr. Michael Joyner,  Mayo Clinic
“Thinking About the 2 Hour Marathon.”

Dr. Laurie Goodyear,  Joslin Diabetes Center and the Harvard University Medical School
“Novel Mechanism Underlying the Beneficial Effects of Exercise on Metabolism.”
Dr. Molly Bray, University of Texas at Austin
“The Genetic Underpinnings of Physical Activity Behavior and Response.”

Dr. Scott Powers, University of Florida
“Exercise is Good Medicine.”

Dr. Dan Lieberman, Harvard University
“Why Exercise Really is Medicine.”

Dr. John Jakicic, University of Pittsburgh
“Physical Activity and Obesity: Is it Just About Weight Loss?”

Dr. Bruce Gladden, Auburn University
“Cancer Therapy: A New Role for Lactate.”

Dr. Steven Blair, University of South Carolina
“Fitness, Fatness, and Health Outcomes.”

Dr. Barry Franklin, William Beaumont Hospital, University of Michigan Medical School
“Obesity, Diabetes, and Metabolic Syndrome: Role of Exercise Therapy.”