Texas A&M University-Kingsville

2012 Texas Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Lecture Tour

Peacock Auditorium, Texas A&M University-Kingsville - 10/04/12 - 10/05/12

Contact: Adriana Garza-Flores
adriana.garza@tamuk.edu or 361-593-4979


          The 2012 Texas Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (TACSM) Fall 2012 Lecture Series will make at stop at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Dr. Claude Bouchard will present his lecture “Physical Activity Attenuates the Influence of a Genetic Predisposition to Obesity” at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 4 in Peacock Auditorium on the campus of A&M-Kingsville. Bouchard is a professor and director of the Human Genomics Laboratory at Louisiana State University System Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge.

         The lecture will focus on the benefits of exercise and the impact of physical activity in the lives of people who are genetically predisposed to obesity.

         This is a free lecture that is open to the community.

         A&M-Kingsville is one of six universities on the TACSM Fall 2012 Lecture Tour schedule. Other universities on the schedule include Texas A&M University, Texas Christian University, The University of Texas, The University of Texas-Arlington and the University of North Texas Health Science Center.

About Dr. Claude Bouchard

          In addition to serving as director of the Human Genomics Laboratory at Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Bouchard also holds the John W. Barton Sr. Endowed Chair in Genetics and Nutrition. His research interests focus on the genetics of obesity and some of the morbidities associated with obesity, including type 2 diabetes and hypertension. He also is studying the role of genetic variation in the adaptation to regular physical activity in terms of cardiorespiratory endurance and changes in cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes risk factors. Bouchard holds a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Laval University in Quebec, a master’s degree from the University of Oregon in exercise physiology and a doctoral degree in population genetics from the University of Texas. He has authored and co-authored several books and more than 1,000 scientific papers. He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Society of Nutrition, the American Heart Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

For more information, contact Dr. Chris Hearon, chair of the health and kinesiology department, at 361-593-3048.                                                        

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