Quality of Life Lecture by Dr. Dale Ulrich | February 9, 2017
Join us February 9, 2017 | 3 pm | Lawton Room, Tiger Stadium
Dr. Dale Ulrich, professor of Health & Fitness and Movement Science at the University of Michigan, will give a public lecture as part of the college's Quality of Life Lecture series.
Faculty, staff, and students, please join us. We also encourage our partners, colleagues outside the university, and members of the community to attend this free lecture.
Dr. Ulrich will talk about "Translating Results of Our Down Syndrome Early Intervention Research to Design an Early Infant Obesity Prevention System."
Obesity is a very complex global problem. Ten to 14% of infants born in America are at risk to be obese by the age of 24 months. National attention and funding has turned to preventing obesity early in life rather than waiting for it to be diagnosed and then trying to correct the problem. Ulrich will summarize the results of several funded early motor intervention studies designed to improve health and functioning in infants with Down syndrome. Using these results, he will propose and justify a parent implemented system of physical activities to employ during infancy to help prevent rapid weight gain in infants who are at risk of early onset of obesity.
Dr. Ulrich's areas of academic interest include motor behavior and development in infants and children with Down Syndrome and Autism, assessment of motor behavior and performance in children, designing and testing interventions to maximize physical activity, and quality of life in children with Down Syndrome and Autism. In addition to his position as a kinesiology professor at the University of Michigan, Dr. Ulrich is also the director of the university's Center on Physical Activity and Health in Pediatric Disabilities. He received his PhD in Kinesiology with a major in adapted physical activity and a minor in measurement and evaluation from the University of Michigan in 1981.
The LSU School of Kinesiology advances the understanding of physical activity, sport, and health to optimize the quality of life for diverse populations through excellence in teaching, learning, discovery, and engagement.
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The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The College is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership and Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 977 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is continually working to improve its programs.
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