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Scripps on Diabetes and Obesity Feb. 15

January 30, 2012

The Front Lines of Hope discussion series is presented by The Scripps Florida Council and serves to educate and enlighten all who attend about some of the most challenging issues of human health.

Patricia McDonald, Ph.D.

The fourth season of the popular Front Lines of Hope discussion series at The Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter continues on Wednesday, Feb. 15, with "Diabetes and Obesity: Scripps Florida Researchers Tackle a Global Epidemic," by Scripps Florida Assistant Professor Patricia McDonald, Ph.D.  Dr. McDonald will elaborate upon diabetes and obesity, two of the most serious health problems facing us today.

Click here to  view North County Current's post on the first discussion with Susana Valente, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Infectology at Scripps, speaking on “New Findings to Stop HIV.”

To request an invitation or further information on the 2011-2012 Front Lines of Hope program, please call (561) 228-2084 or email [email protected]

The Front Lines of Hope discussion series coming up are:

  • Thursday, March 15, 2012: "Long-Term Memory Formation: How Scripps Research May Unlock the Complexities of Alzheimer's," by Scripps Florida Assistant Professor Gavin Rumbaugh, Ph.D., and Sathya Puthanveettil, Ph.D.  Drs. Rumbaugh and Puthanveettil will speak about their research into the workings of memory and the neurodegenerative diseases that compromise it.
  • Monday, April 16, 2012: "Clean Energy is Possible: How Scripps and NextEra Collaborate on Research to Make it Practical and Plentiful," by Scripps Florida Professor Roy Periana, Ph.D.  Dr. Periana will highlight a new generation of chemistry for a sustainable planet.

Front Lines of Hope events take place at The Rodney B. Fink Education Pavilion at Scripps Florida in Jupiter, from 5 :00 to 7:00 pm.

Virtual Exploration

Come learn about your biomedical research neighbor monthly from 1:30-2:30 PM in the Rodney B. Fink Education Pavilion. This is an informative overview of Scripps Florida. Guests are welcome to buy lunch in the Scripps Café prior to the presentation. The dates for this upcoming season are Feb. 8 and March 9. For more information and to make reservations, please call 561 228.2084 or email [email protected]. Seating is limited for community events and pre registration is required. To register, please call 561 228.2084 or email [email protected].




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