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Yale Professor to Speak at Kent State about Global Health

Posted Oct. 10, 2011
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Dr. David Katz will talk about obesity at
the Kent Student Center Kiva on Oct. 27.

Yale University Prevention Research Director Dr. David Katz will present “Feet, Forks and the Fate of Our Species” at the Kent Student Center Kiva on Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. The lecture kicks off the Gerald H. Read Distinguished Lecture Series, which this year is devoted to bringing awareness to a global pandemic: obesity.

Katz will discuss how behaviors we all control can help our bodies and the planet heal. This event is free and open to the public.

Katz is a renowned authority on nutrition, weight management and the prevention of chronic disease, and an internationally-recognized leader in integrative medicine and patient-centered care.

“The fate of our species is in our hands,” says Katz. “The same changes that foster human health support the health of the planet.”

His message will focus on the intertwined relationship between human disease and the environment and how to act now to prevent obesity and its related diseases worldwide.

This event is co-sponsored by the College of Education, Health, and Human Service’s Nutrition Outreach Center and the College of Public Health.

For more information about the event, contact Beth Thomas at or 330-672-7838.