Obesity has become a nationwide epidemic. Southwest Georgia is especially hard hit, and with obesity linked to a variety of other diseases, it is a focal point for local and regional research efforts.
The Albany State University Research Infrastructure in Minority Institutions health disparities research community will join this effort on November 20 and 21 by hosting a panel featuring local and state-wide projects aimed at reducing obesity in Southwest Georgia. This panel will provide faculty members an opportunity to learn more about efforts to combat obesity and discuss new collaborative research efforts with partners in the field.
The panel will feature: Marsha Davis, University of Georgia – Community-based childhood obesity prevention Remy Hutchins, Albany Public Health -Health Promotions Coordinator Keisa Mansfield, Georgia Cancer Research – Cancer and obesityAmber Bell, The Southwest Georgia Project
Louise Wrensford & Sandra Handwerk, Albany State University, Community Advisory Board Members – Emory Prevention Research Center
The panel will meet at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20 and again at noon on Thursday, Nov. 21 in the James Pendergrast Memorial Library Room 114, located on campus.
The panel is open to students, faculty, staff and the community is encouraged to attend.