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Chemicals, Obesity and Diabetes: How Science Leads Us To Action

The Goldfarb Center and the Environmental Health Strategy Center are co-sponsoring a cutting edge one-day conference to present the links between human exposure to environmental chemicals and the development of obesity and diabetes.  Leading scientists and policy experts will be speaking.  Click here for more information and to register.  The contact person at Colby is Gail Carlson, Environmental Studies Program (gcarlson@colby.edu). 

The keynote speaker will be Bruce Blumberg, Ph.D., from the University of California-Irvine Department of Developmental and Cell Biology.  Blumberg is a national expert on the role of chemical exposures as a contributing factor for obesity and diabetes.

Chemicals, Obesity and Diabetes: How Science Leads Us To Action
Friday, October 14, 2011
8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Diamond Building, Colby College

This conference is funded in part by a Goldfarb Center Faculty Sponsored Conference Grant.  The deadline for the next round of grant funding is Wednesday, Oct. 19.  Please click here for more information on all available grants through the Goldfarb Center.

— September 19, 2011