Appalachian Health Summit: Focus on Obesity

2011 CCTS Spring Conference

April 21, 2011, Lexington, KY — Researchers, students, policymakers and community members gathered at the Lexington Convention Center for the 6th Annual CCTS Spring Conference to share research, mentor junior faculty, and enhance collaborations in clinical and translational science, with special focus on Neurological Disorders: Quality of Life and Potential for Recovery.

2011 CCTS Spring Conference

Highlights from the Conference

  • Plenary Session: Health Disparities and Health Behaviors in Appalachia

  • Keynote: Federal, State and Local Initiatives to Address the Obesity Epidemic
    William H. Dietz, MD, PhD

    Director, Div. of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC

Mentorship Awards

  • Michael Toborek, MD, PhD

  • Andrew J. Morris, PhD

  • Susan K. Frazier, PhD, RN

  • Leslie J. Crofford, MD

Special Recognition Award

  • F. Joseph Halcomb III, MD - Appreciation award for establishing the Halcomb Fellowship in Medicine and Engineering


Resources from the Conference