Rollins Health Forum Series

Monday, December 8th, 2014

7:00 p.m. | Bush Auditorium

For more information: 407-646-2331

diabetes and obesity: america's epidemic

On behalf of the Rollins College Center for Health Innovation we are proud to announce the second presentation in our Health Forum Series - Diabetes and Obesity: America’s Epidemic. To contribute to the slow-down and stop the progression of this epidemic, this lecture will discuss the latest therapeutic innovations, the new pathways which will allow the development of new pharmaceutical treatments but also discuss how to prevent diabetes and obesity by using diet, exercise, and other lifestyle choices.

This presentation on Diabetes and Obesity aims to launch the discussion between the different actors involved in the fight against diabetes and obesity with responses from a panel of experts. It still remains that diabetes and obesity are multi-factorial, intertwined  problems, involving genetic, neurological, behavioral and cultural components, and as such, a long term solution to this epidemic is unachievable through a single sector approach. Instead an integrated strategy is required, with input and close collaboration from all of the many different stakeholders involved – the food industry, government, the insurance industry, researchers, health professionals, the media, and of course consumers themselves.

Learn more about the lecture series and the Rollins Center for Health Innovation.


Chet Evans, MS, DPM, FACFAS - Moderator – Executive Director, Rollins Center for Health Innovation; Immediate Past-Chair, Florida Diabetes Advisory Council; Founder, American Board of Wound Management; Clinical Wound Specialist.

Tammie Johnson, MPH, DrPH – Presenter, Panelist – Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Chronic Disease Epidemiologist, Department of Public Health, Brooks College of Health, University of North Florida.

Jennifer B. Marks, MD, FACP, FACE - Panelist - Chair, Florida Diabetes Advisory Council; Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine; Section Chief, Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism and Medical Director, Diabetes Management Program, Miami VA Medical Center.

Pauline E. Lowe - Panelist – Program Director, American Diabetes Association; Liaison, Florida Alliance for Diabetes Care and Prevention, Florida Diabetes Advisory Council

Lloyd Werk, MD, MPH, FAAP - Panelist – Division Chief, General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Nemours Children’s Hospital; Director, Nemours Florida Prevention Initiative; Co-director, Center for Integrative Pediatric Obesity Care; Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida College of Medicine; Specializing in General Pediatrics,  Childhood Obesity and Weight Management.

tickets and parking information

Free public lecture in the Bush Auditorium on the Rollins College campus. No reservations or tickets required.

Free parking is available in the SunTrust Garage on Lyman Avenue with a validated ticket.

For more information: 407-646-2331