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World-Renowned Nutritionist to Speak at UA, March 6th

The James E. Dalen Distinguished Lecture for Health Policy presents Harvard Nutritionist Dr. Walter C. Willett, who will discuss diet and the potential for disease prevention on Friday, March 6, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Banner - University Medical Center Tucson.

Walter C. Willett, M.D., Dr.P.H.

Walter C. Willett, M.D., Dr.P.H.

Walter Willett, MD, DrPH, has been called the world’s most influential nutritionist. He has focused much of his work over the last 35 years to study the effects of diet on the occurrence of major diseases.

Dr. Willett will present the James E. Dalen Distinguished Lecture for Health Policy titled, “Diet and Health and the Potential for Disease Prevention” on Friday, March 6, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in DuVal Auditorium at Banner - University Medical Center Tucson. The free lecture is hosted by the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.

Dr. Willett is a professor of epidemiology and nutrition and chairman of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health and professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Willett has published more than 1,500 articles, primarily on lifestyle risk factors for heart disease and cancer, and has written the textbook, Nutritional Epidemiology, published by Oxford University Press. He also has four books for the general public, Eat, Drink and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating, which has appeared on most major bestseller lists, Eat, Drink, and Weigh Less, co-authored with Mollie Katzen, The Fertility Diet, co-authored with Jorge Chavarro and Pat Skerrett and most recently Thinfluence, co-authored with Malissa Wood and Dan Childs. Dr. Willett is the most cited nutritionist internationally, and is among the five most cited persons in all fields of clinical science. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and the recipient of many national and international awards for his research. 

Parking is free after 5:00 p.m. in designated Blue lots. Visitor parking is available in the Banner - University Medical Center Tucson parking garage for $1.50 per hour, cash only.

 

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