Endocrinology Grand Rounds to Spotlight Evolution of Activity, Inactivity

David Raichlen, PhD, an associate professor and research scientist in the UA School of Anthropology, will be the next speaker for the UA Endocrinology Grand Rounds.

The lecture series was renewed in September 2016 by the UA Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism. The talks are open to the public and community physicians and other health-care professionals interested in learning more on these subjects.

Dr. Raichlen will speak on:

“An Evolutionary Medicine Perspective on Physical Activity and Inactivity”
Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, 3-4 p.m.
Room 5403, UA College of Medicine – Tucson
1501 N. Campbell Ave.

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Dr. Raichlen’s lab in the UA College of Social & Behavioral Sciences focuses on understanding how human beings' unique evolutionary history explains modern human physiological variation and how we can use an evolutionary context to improve health and well-being today.

Specifically, a shift towards high levels of physical activity during our tansition to hunting and gathering led to a physiological requirement for physical activity to maintain health of organ systems from our brains, to our cardiovascular system, to our musculoskeletal system, to our endocrine system.

Dr. Raichlen joined the faculty in the UA School of Anthropology in 2006 as an assistant professor. Before that, he was a post-doctoral research fellow and instructor in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. He has been an associate editor of the American Journal of Physical Anthropology since 2013, on the editorial board of Nature Publishing’s Scientific Reports since 2012, and is a past associate editor of the Journal  of Human Evolution (2009-12). He earned his master’s and doctoral degrees in Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor’s degree in biological anthropology and anatomy from Duke University.

The Endocrinology Grand Rounds take place on the second Tuesdays of the month at the same time and location as listed above. For more information, please contact Regina Warren, (520) 626-6376 or rwarren@deptofmed.arizona.edu 

Release Date: 
10/13/2016 - 11:30am