The Department of Nutrition, at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences, will host its 31st Annual Virginia A. Beal Lecture on Wednesday, March 27th, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Eastern, in the UMass Amherst Campus Center Auditorium. This year, the department welcomes internationally renowned nutritionist and bestselling author Dr. T. Colin Campbell.
Dr. Campbell has been dedicated to the science of human health for more than 60 years. His primary focus is on the association between diet and disease, particularly cancer. He is largely known for The China Study: Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-term Health, which has sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. The China Study — one of the most comprehensive studies of health and nutrition ever conducted – has been recognized by The New York Times as the “Grand Prix of epidemiology.” He is also the author of The New York Times bestsellers Whole and The Low-Carb Fraud. Several documentary films feature Dr. Campbell and his research, including Forks Over Knives, Eating You Alive, Food Matters, and PlantPure Nation. Campbell’s profound impact also includes extensive involvement in education, public policy, and laboratory research.
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Eastern
Preceding the lecture, the department will hold a reception and student poster presentation, followed by its annual student scholarship and award ceremony.