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Jean Andrews Distinguished Professor 2019


Dr. Kevin Hall is from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. He is widely recognized for his research on energy balance adaptation to a variety of interventions. His work involves the development of mathematical models to quantitatively describe, explain, integrate, and predict fluctuations in body weight and body composition. He is the recipient of the NIH Director’s Award, the NIDDK Director’s Award, the Lilly Scientific Achievement Award from The Obesity Society, and the Guyton Award for Excellence in Integrative Physiology from the American Society of Physiology. Check out his award-winning Body Weight Planner (http://BWPlanner.niddk.nih.gov), which has been used by millions of people to help predict how diet and physical activity dynamically interact to affect human body weight.


Public Talk:

"Why is it so difficult to lose weight and keep it off?"

March 28, 2019 6-7:30 pm

Hogg Memorial Auditorium


Science Talk:

“Calories, Carbs, or Quality? What matters most for weight control”

March 29, 2019 1-2:15 pm
Avaya Auditorium - POB 2.302




Past Speakers


Dr. Rob Knight
 Rob Knight Dr. Rob Knight is a Professor at the University of California, San Diego. A world leader in gut microbiomes, he is the co-founder of the American Gut Project and the Earth Microbiome Project.
Dr. Edward Giovanucci
 Giovannucci Dr. Edward Giovanucci is a Professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He spoke about nutritional, hormonal, and genetic factors related to various malignancies, especially those of the prostate and large bowel. 
Dr. Bruce Spiegelman
 Spiegelman Dr. Bruce Spiegelman is the Stanley J. Korsmeyer Professor at Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Dr. David Heber
 Heber Dr. David Heber is a Professor of Medicine and Public Health and Founding Chief of the Division of Clinical Nutrition in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Dr. Randy Jirtle
 Jirtle Dr. Randy Jirtle is Professor of Epigenetics at the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Bedfordshire, Bedford, UK and a senior scientist at McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Dr. Walter Willett
 Willett Dr. Walter Willett is the Fredrick John Stare Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition, Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health.
Dr. John Milner
Milner Dr. John Milner is Chief of the Nutritional Science Research Group in the Division of Cancer Prevention of the National Cancer Institute. 




History of lectureship

The Jean Andrews Centennial Faculty Fellowship in Human Nutrition was established by the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System on June 17, 1983, for the benefit of the College of Natural Sciences. Gift funds were provided by Jean Andrews, Ph.D. of Austin, Texas, a 1944 graduate of The University of Texas at Austin College of Natural Sciences. 

 JeanAndrewsDr. Jean Andrews