Dr. Elena Volpi to Speak at Quality of Life Lecture Series
February 5, 2018
Baton Rouge, LA -- Dr. Elena Volpi MD, PhD will speak at the 2018 Quality of Life Lecture Series on February 28, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. in the Lawton Room on LSU’s campus.
Dr. Volpi, director of the Sealy Center on Aging and the Daisy Emery Allen Distinguished Chair in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch, will share solutions to regulate age-related loss of muscle strength which can lead to injury, disability, and lack of independence in older age. Dr. Volpi has extensively studied change in metabolism across the lifespan and coined the term “anabolic resistance” which suggests that older adults have reduced muscle building function.
The Quality of Life Lecture Series is sponsored by the LSU College of Human Sciences & Education, which is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, the School of Library & Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. The series offers each of school the opportunity to welcome experts from different cultures and disciplines to speak to the Baton Rouge community about complex education, health, information, and human issues facing our society. The Quality of Life Lecture Series serves to challenge minds and reimagine the status quo. All sessions of the Quality of Life Lecture Series are free and open to public. For more information about the quality of Life Lecture Series, visit lsu.edu/qualityoflife.
The LSU School of Kinesiology (SOK) 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. SOK offers a BS, MS, Online MS, PhD, and two certificate options. Graduates go on to successful careers in the health and fitness industry, corporate wellness, sport agencies and businesses, athletic administration, and K-12 educational settings. SOK is part of the College of Human Sciences & Education.
Visit the School of Kinesiology at lsu.edu/chse/kinesiology.
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 Kinesiology, the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, 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 and/or certificate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 1,120 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.
Visit the College of Human Sciences & Education at lsu.edu/chse.