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The Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim International Lecture:


Ellie Krieger 2013 Lenna Frances Cooper Memorial Lecture:
"Bringing Cooking Back: Food and Culinary Expertise as a Key to Dietitians' Future Success"

Speaker: Ellie Krieger, MS, RD

Sunday, October 20
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Host of the Food Network's hit show "Healthy Appetite," now airing on The Cooking Channel, Ellie's warmth and charisma have made her the leading go-to nutritionist in the media today. Her success is attributed to her unique way of offering real life advice without any of the gimmicks and crash diets that permeate the media today.

About Ellie:

  • Best-selling author of Small Changes Big Results, The Food You Crave: Luscious Recipes for a Healthy Life and So Easy: Luscious Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Week
  • Appeared as a guest expert on dozens of national television programs, including The Today Show, Good Morning America, The CBS Early Show, Live with Regis & Kelly, CNN, CNN HLN’s Morning Express, ABC News Now and Dr. Oz
  • Contributing editor and columnist with Fine Cooking magazine and the Food Network magazine.
  • Active participant of the First Lady Michelle Obama’s "Let’s Move" campaign

Bert O’Malley 2013 Presidents' Lecture: "Endocrine Disruption"

Speaker: Bert O'Malley, MD

Sunday, October 20
1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Dr. O'Malley's work has been on the primary actions of steroid hormones and nuclear receptors. His work on molecular mechanisms of steroid receptor coactivators has great relevance to genetic and reproductive diseases, disorders of metabolism and diabetes, and, especially, cancers. He is considered as the 'father of molecular endocrinology' and has received numerous awards and prizes for his scientific achievements in this field.

About Bert:

  • Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology Baylor College of Medicine
  • Bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh (A&S 1959) and a M.D. from their School of Medicine (1963)
  • He completed his residency at Duke University
  • Spent four years at the National Institute of Health followed by four years serving as the Luscious Birch Professor and the director of the Reproductive Biology Center at Vanderbilt University
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