Obesity and genetics expert to speak April 22
Dr. David Allison, an expert on obesity and genetics, will be the guest speaker for the Arnold School of Public Health’s 2011 Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health Lecture Series.
His talk, titled “Obesity: A Look through the Kaleidoscope,” is set for 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 22, in Room 114 of the Public Health Research Center on Assembly Street. The event is free and open to the public.
A distinguished professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Allison is head of the section on statistical genetics and director of the NIH-funded Clinical Nutrition Research Center. His research interests include obesity, quantitative genetics, clinical trials and statistical and research methodology.
Allison has written more than 350 scientific publications and edited five books. His numerous honors include the 2002 Lilly Scientific Achievement Award from The Obesity Society, the 2002 Andre Mayer Award from the International Association for the Study of Obesity, and the 2006 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the founding field chief editor of the journal, Frontiers in Genetics.