Friday, June 21, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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DCRI Morris Building 
200 Morris Street
Durham, NC 27701

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Jennifer Rumbach 
Duke Clinical Research Institute 

Transforming Obesity Research at Duke 

Understanding, and solving the complexities of obesity requires a multidisciplinary approach. Join fellow researchers fostering Duke collaborations to have the highest impact on future obesity-related research and patient care.

During the symposium, attendees will:

  • Delineate knowledge gaps for obesity-related research and where researchers at Duke are uniquely positioned to make essential contributions across the spectrum of research domains including basic, translational, clinical, population, and community health research.
  • Brainstorm strategies for stimulating and optimizing future multidisciplinary collaborations to differentiate Duke as a Center of Excellence for obesity-related research.
  • Develop a framework and use-case for fostering and embedding obesity-related research into routine practice across the Duke Health System and within the Durham community as an ideal learning health system model.

Key Note Speakers

  • Lesley H. Curtis, PhD
  • Chair and Professor, Department of Population Health Sciences
  • Interim Executive Director, Duke Clinical Research Institute
  • Joseph G. Rogers, MD
  • Chief Medical Officer, Duke University Health System
  • Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
  • Member, Duke Clinical Research Institute

Registration closes June 9, 2019.