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Monica Baskin to provide keynote address at third annual Gerry Sue and Norman J. Arnold Childhood Obesity Lecture

The Arnold School of Public Health will host the Gerry Sue and Norman J. Arnold 2018 Childhood Obesity Lecture on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 from 3:45 - 5 p.m. The theme for the lecture, which is free and open to the public, is  Understanding and Addressing the Social Determinants of Childhood Obesity: Not as easy as A,B,C.

The seminar will take place in the Presidential Dining Room, located in the USC Alumni Center (900 Senate St, Columbia, S.C.). The lecture series is sponsored by the Arnold School's Department of Exercise Science and the Gerry Sue and Norman J. Arnold Childhood Obesity Initiative, which is a part of the Gerry Sue and Norman J. Arnold Institute on Aging. Refreshments will be served before the program.

Monica L. Baskin, Ph.D., is a Professor of Preventive Medicine and the inaugural Vice Chair for Culture and Diversity in the Department of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine. She is also the Associate Director for Community Outreach and Engagement at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center andholds a secondary faculty appointment in the Department of Nutrition Science in the UAB School of Health Professions. Dr. Baskin received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from Emory University and a Master of Science in Community Counseling and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Georgia State University. She is a licensed psychologist whose research focuses on minority health and health disparities.

Dr. Baskin has led an extensive extramurally-funded research program using community-based participatory methods to reduce health disparities in the Deep South by addressing individual, family, and environmental factors associated with health promotion. Her work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, and others. Dr. Baskin is also part of the inaugural cohort of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Culture of Health Leaders Program (CoHL) and a member of the Executive Committee of the Council on Black Health.


Parking Information 

Parking in the adjoining parking garage on Park and Pendleton Streets, is subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed by the USC Alumni Center. The garage is managed by the City of Columbia who charges hourly rates for parking. My Carolina's entrance from the Park Street garage is on the 2nd floor. Street level entrances are on Senate Street.

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