Thank you for attending the Quality of Life lecture ft. Dr. Dale Ulrich | LSU School of Kinesiology

Thank you for attending the Quality of Life lecture ft. Dr. Dale Ulrich

On Thursday, February 9, 2017, Dr. Dale Ulrich spoke about "Translating Results of Our Down Syndrome Early Intervention Research to Design an Early Infant Obesity Prevention System" as part of the College of Human Sciences & Education's Quality of Life Lecture Series.

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 summarized the results of several funded early motor intervention studies designed to improve health and functioning in infants with Down syndrome. Using these results, he proposed and justified 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 is a Professor, Health & Fitness and Movement Science, and Director, Center on Physical Activity and Health in Pediatric Disabilities at the University of Michigan. 


From left to right: Dale Ulrich and CHSE Dean Damon Andrew


From left to right: Dr. Melinda Solmon, Director of the School of Kinesiology and Dr. Ulrich


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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 & Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library & Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs, 18 graduate programs, and 7 online graduate degree programs, enrolling more than 2,020 undergraduate and 879 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is committed to improving quality of life across the lifespan.

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