Subject: Dr. Matthew Gillman May 1 at the GeroScience Interest Group (GSIG) spring seminar
When: Thursday, May 1, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Where: Lipsett Amphitheater, Building 10, NIH
Title: "Developmental Origins of Health and Disease: Challenges and Payoffs"
The Trans-NIH GeroScience Interest Group (GSIG) cordially invites you to its spring seminar, featuring Dr. Matthew Gillman. Dr. Gillman is a Director, Obesity Prevention Program at Harvard Medical School/Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and Professor, Department of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Gillman is a well-funded investigator in the area of DOHaD. Within a portfolio of observational and intervention studies, he and his colleagues are currently applying the lifespan model to a longitudinal birth cohort called Project Viva that explores the pre- and perinatal origins of obesity and dysmetabolism, asthma and allergies, and cognition and behavior. Dr. Gillman is also interested in exploiting the Project Viva birth cohort and other studies to detecting the presence of juvenile protective factors that appear to delay the onset of aging and age-related disease.
The GeroScience Interest Group (GSIG) was formed to enhance opportunities for discussion of the intersection between the biology of aging and the biology of disease and conditions that are of interest across ICs. It is focused on basic biology, but with a longer view towards translation. If you are interested in learning more, please visit the GSIG web site (http://sigs.nih.gov/geroscience/Pages/default.aspx).
The seminar will be videocast at http://videocast.nih.gov/ and archived in the GSIG web site.
Sign Language Interpreters will be provided. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact Dr. Gilman Grave at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 301/496-5593 or Dr. Ron Kohanski at email@example.com or at 301/496-6402.
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