Monday, February 16, 2015

Mar 14 - The Calculus of Calories: Quantitative Obesity Research, Kevin Hall, Ph.D.

Kevin Hall, Ph.D.
In this talk, Dr. Hall will describe a mathematical approach to understanding the causes and treatment of obesity. Along the way, he will debunk many weight loss myths and introduce useful tools to better understand the relationships between diet, physical activity, and body weight.

Dr. Kevin Hall is a Senior Investigator at the NIH where he studies body weight regulation. His laboratory develops mathematical models to help design, predict, and interpret the results of clinical research studies. Dr. Hall has been the recipient of the NIH Director's Award, the NIDDK Director's Award, the Lilly Scientific Achievement Award from The Obesity Society, the Guyton Award for Excellence in Integrative Physiology from the American Society of Physiology, and his award-winning Body Weight Simulator ( has been used by more than a million people to help predict how diet and physical activity dynamically interact to affect human body weight.

Saturday, March 14, 2015 1:30 PM
National Science Foundation, Room 110
4201 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA (Ballston-MU Metro stop)
Enter NSF from the corner of 9th St. N & N. Stuart Streets.
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FREE admission –
Everyone welcome, members and non-members.
Refreshments and socializing after the talk.

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