Kannapolis Scholars Conference (July 27, 2012)

The Kannapolis Scholars, a program of N.C. State University at the N.C. Research Campus, is hosting its second conference on how to address the challenges of obesity: “Lost in Translation: A Conversation on Exercise and Obesity.” Over the past 20 years, the U.S. population has become increasingly overweight and obese. In 2010, more than 35 percent of adults and 17 percent of children were obese. Obesity can lead to chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and certain cancers. At the Kannapolis Scholars’ conference on childhood obesity last year, the lack of exercise was identified as a key factor in the obesity epidemic. This year’s conference will focus on the role of exercise in obesity prevention and intervention. Read the full story.


The event is open to the public through an online webinar or through pre-registration until space is filled. To pre-register to attend the event, contact Scott Neidich at neidich@live.unc.edu.


July 27, 2012

DHMRI Building / Core Lab
150 Research Campus Drive
Kannapolis, NC 28081
Main Event Room

10:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Linda Johnson
North Carolina House of Representatives

Brent Gilmore
High Five Mobile and FitCampus.com

Dr. Joe Houmard
East Carolina University
Department of Kinesiology

Susan Tumbleston
BeActive Appalachian Partnership

The Kannapolis Scholars program, funded through a $1 million U.S. Department of Agriculture – Agriculture & Food Research Initiative (USDA-AFRI) grant, brings graduate students to the N.C. Research Campus for a unique, transdisciplinary training program. The 14 graduates currently in the program research food science, nutrition and human health under the direction of mentors from each of the seven participating universities: Appalachian State, N.C. A&T, N.C. Central, N.C. State, UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Charlotte and UNC Greensboro.