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GW to Host Seminar on Obesity Prevention and Control in Worksite Settings

On January 21, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., the George Washington University’s Office of the Vice President for Research and ICF International will host “Obesity Prevention and Control in Worksite Settings,” as part of their research and evaluation seminar series.

The seminar, being held at Milken Institute School of Public Health in Washington, DC, will focus on strategies for obesity prevention and control in the workplace from experts including:

  • Dr. Nico Pronk, PhD, FACSM, FAWHP – Adjunct Professor for Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard School of Public Health; Visiting Research Professor in Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health; member of the Task Force on Community Preventive Services; member of the Roundtable for Obesity Solutions at the Institute of Medicine; and founding and past-president of the International Association for Worksite Health Promotion.
  • Dr. Charlotte A. Pratt, PhD, MS, RD, FAHA — Program Director, Clinical Applications and Prevention Branch, Division of Prevention & Population Sciences, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health.
  • Dr. Ron Goetzel, PhD – Senior Scientist and Director of the Institute for Health and Productivity Studies (IHPS) at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and Vice President of Consulting and Applied Research for Truven Health Analytics.
  • LuAnn Heinen, MPP – Vice President of the National Business Group on Health and Director of the Institute on Innovation in Workforce Well-being.
  • Dr. William Dietz, PhD, MD – Director of the Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness, Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University; former director of the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The event will be held at 950 New Hampshire Ave., NW in the first floor auditorium.

Register to attend.