HHP to host lecture about obesity and body composition

Published: March 22 2010

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A prominent exercise physiologist will discuss body composition and obesity at the annual D.K. Stanley Lecture Series hosted by the College of Health and Human Performance at noon Wednesday on the Florida Gym courts.

Jack H. Wilmore is a clinical professor in the department of internal medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Arizona. His lecture will provide a personal and historic perspective.

Wilmore’s research interests include determining the role of exercise in the prevention of obesity and coronary heart disease. His research also focuses on the mechanisms that alter physiological functions and the performance of elite athletes.

He has received numerous awards and recognition during his 37-year career. As a professor and researcher at the University of Texas at Austin, he received the Dean’s Distinguished Faculty Award from the College of Education.

Wilmore has published 53 chapters, more than 320 peer-reviewed research papers and 15 books. He was the president of American College of Sports Medicine from 1977 to 1979. Wilmore also was a consultant to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Rams, the Lakers and the San Francisco 49ers.

The D.K. Stanley Lecture was created in 1986 to honor Dennis Keith “Dutch” Stanley. The lecture series recognizes Stanley’s many contributions to the professions of physical education, health education and recreation.

The D.K. Stanley Lecture is funded by the Frederick Family Endowment. The lecture is free and open to the public.

For information about the lecture, contact Michele Dye, director of communications, at mdye@hhp.ufl.edu.


Michele Dye, mdye@hhp.ufl.edu, 352-392-0578

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