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Public invited to free lecture on physical activity and diabetes prevention

October 18, 2006

MESA, Ariz. — Arizona State University’s Department of Exercise and Wellness is sponsoring a Research Colloquium on Physical Activity and Diabetes Prevention, from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m., Nov. 15, in Cooley Ballroom C, Polytechnic campus.  Andrea Kriska, faculty member and researcher from the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Health, will present on physical activity and the Diabetes Prevention Project (DPP), for which Kriska was a co-investigator.

Kriska is involved both nationally and internationally in examining the role of physical inactivity in the development of chronic disease. She has extensive experience in all aspects of this research area, from assessment of physical activity to supervising intervention programs that incorporate activity as a prevention tool. She is particularly known for her work in physical activity and minority health. She currently is a co-director for the Physical Activity and Obesity Research Core of Project EXPORT (Excellence in Partnerships for Community Outreach, Research on Health Disparities and Training) and an investigator for the Obesity and Nutrition Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh.

The Nov. 15 event is free and open to the public.