Kinesiology Distinguished Lecture Series

Fall 2023 - October 19, 2023

Forum Hall, 11:30 - 12:30 pm

"Reversing the Deleterious Effects of Obesity with Weight Loss: Does Physical Activity Play a Role"

John Jakicic Ph.D.

Dr. John Jakicic is a research professor in the Department of Internal Medicine in the Division of Physical Activity and Weight Managment at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Dr. Jakicic has a national and international reputation as a leading scholar in the area of healthy lifestyles, with a particular emphasis on the role of physical activity. He has also been at the forefront of applying innovative intervention approaches to modify lifestyle behaviours such as physical activity and eating.

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Fall 2022

Sara Wilcox, Ph.D

Dr. Sara Wilcox is a professor of exercise science at the Arnold School of Public Health and the Director, Prevention Research Center at the University of South Carolina.

Dr. Wilcox's research focuses on partnering with communities to promote physical activity and healthy eating to reduce disease risk and elminate health disparities.

Fall 2021

Benjamin Miller, Ph.D.

Dr. Benjamin Miller is an Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation member and Adjunct Faculty in the College of Medicine at The University of Oklahoma.

Dr. Miller and his colleagues study a variety of age-related diseases integrated across multiple organ systems, including heart failure, diabetic cardiomyopathy, macular degeneration, osteoarthritis, sarcopenia, and neurodegenerative disorders. Common among these afflictions are alterations in cellular metabolism and energy production.

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Fall 2020

Robert Zarr, MD, MPH

Dr. Robert Zarr is a board-certified pediatrician at Unity Health Care, located in Washington, DC, where he cares for low-income and immigrant populations.

He is Founder and Medical Director of Park Rx America, a community health initiative to prescribe nature to patients and families to prevent and treat chronic disease and promote wellness.

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Past Distinguished Lectures

Fall 2017 - Spring 2018