Dr. Johannsen to be March speaker for LSU Science Cafe


Research without application and relevancy often goes unappreciated by the very people it can affect most, the general public. Thanks to the efforts of the LSU Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED), School of Kinesiology’s Dr. Neil Johannsen will have the unique opportunity to bring his research to the masses. Dr. Johannsen will serve as the March 2015 guest speaker for the LSU Science Café.

Sponsored by ORED, LSU Science Cafés take place at Chelseas Cafe (2857 Perkins Rd., Baton Rouge) on the last Tuesday of each month from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Each event features engaging conversation with an LSU professor about a particular topic of research, as well as networking opportunities and food.

LSU's Science Café is an event created to promote two-way, dynamic scientific discussion between university experts and the public in a social and informal setting. Although the conversation is led by an LSU faculty member, Science Café is not a lecture and it isn't an exclusive event for science majors and professors. People of all ages and walks of life are welcome at the events. Anyone who is interested in learning about scientific research, or even just what goes on at LSU, is welcome to attend and participate in the discussion.

Dr. Johannsen’s talk, Beyond the Treadmill: New Recommendations for Exercise, will discuss exciting new research that shows alternatives to standard exercise recommendations can offer better health outcomes. He will present research on the impact of physical fitness on health outcomes in older adults and individuals with metabolic diseases including type 2 diabetes and discuss the importance of increasing physical activity through exercise to optimize health in these populations. Dr. Johannsen will also make recommendations for physical activity and exercise including the new alternatives to standard exercise recommendations.

The Office of Research and Economic Development works to highlight the research being conducted by LSU faculty, research staff, graduate and undergraduate students.


About SOK

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.

Visit the School of Kinesiology at lsu.edu/kinesiology

About CHSE

The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. Formed in 2012, CHSE brings together programs and capitalizes on individual strengths to create a dynamic new college that addresses the socially significant issues we face as a state and nation. 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.

Visit the College of Human Sciences & Education at chse.lsu.edu.