The Office of Energetics and the Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) are pleased to welcome
As Visiting Professor and Seminar Speaker Aug 12-13
2:30 – 3:30 PM
Ryals School of Public Health – RPHB 407
1665 University Boulevard
Dr. Heymsfield, the George A. Bray, Jr. Chair in Nutrition at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center of the Louisiana State University System, was until recently its Executive Director. Previously he was the Global Director of Scientific Affairs for the obesity franchise at Merck & Co. where overseeing scientific aspects of the Company's obesity drug development program.
Dr. Heymsfield has published over 450 peer-reviewed papers on topics such as obesity, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, malnutrition, pregnancy, body composition, and caloric expenditure. His scientific contributions led to the TOPS Award from NAASO, the Rhoads Award of the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, and the Forbes Memorial Award Lecture, International Society of Body Composition Research. He was honored for his role in the FDA ban on ephedra, receiving the 2004 NYC Mayor's Award for Science and Technology.In addition to his strong interest in biological method development, Dr. Heymsfield maintains an active clinical research program, extending his earlier research at Columbia University. Dr. Heymsfield is past President of the American Society of Clinical Nutrition and of the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.