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Center for Health and Behavior announces Fall 2010 Seminar Series on range of health topics

September 03, 2010

Jaime Winne Alvarez
(315) 443-3784

The Center for Health and Behavior (CHB) at Syracuse University announces its Fall 2010 Seminar Series. The series is part of the CHB’s efforts to promote health and behavior research and to strengthen collaborations on campus and within the community. Speakers represent a diverse range of disciplines and perspectives on health research.

chbThe seminar series is free and open to SU students, faculty and staff; community partners; and the general public. Lectures take place from noon-1 p.m. in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, located on the first floor of E.S. Bird Library. Paid parking is available in SU pay lots, in addition to metered on-street parking in the University area.

Sept. 17
“Obesity and Health in Later Life”

Christine L. Himes
Professor of sociology and director of the Center for Policy Research at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

Oct. 15
“Environmental Toxicants and Children’s Health: Bridging Multiple Fields”

Brooks B. Gump
Associate professor in the Department of Health and Wellness in the College of Human Ecology

Nov. 19
“Mindless Eating”

Brian Wansink
John S. Dyson Professor of Consumer Behavior in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management and director of the Cornell Food and Brand Lab at Cornell University

For those interested in receiving an e-mail reminder a few days before each lecture, contact Rebecca Bostwick at or (315) 443-4629 to be added to the list.

The CHB is an all-University center committed to facilitating and supporting research on the social and behavioral aspects of health. For more information, visit

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