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James O. Hill at Café Sci2

What is Wellness and Why Do You Want it?


Monday 19 March 2017, 6:30 PM at Brooklyn's next to the Pepsi Centre

Bios

About the topic


 

 

Bios

James HillDr. James Hill is one of the world’s foremost experts in obesity, weight management, and wellness. He is Anschutz Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics and Director of the Colorado Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Dr. Hill has published more than 600 scientific articles and book chapters focusing on the importance of healthy lifestyles in weight management and in preventing and managing obesity and other chronic diseases. He is the recipient of several ASN awards, including the Centrum Center Science Award, the McCollum Award, and the David Kritchevsky Career Achievement Award in Nutrition. He has received the TOPS award and the George Bray Founder’s Award from the Obesity Society. He was the 2012 Atwater Lecturer for the US Department of Agriculture. Dr. Hill was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2014. Dr. Hill has a passion for translating science into the community. In 2012 he founded the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Dr. Hill is a cofounder of the National Weight Control Registry, a registry of individuals who have been successful in maintenance of a reduced body weight. He is co-founder of America on the Move, a national weight gain prevention initiative that aims to inspire Americans to make small changes to prevent weight gain. He is the author of the Step Diet Book, published in June 2004 and the State of Slim published in August 2013.


About the topic

Wellness is a term used in many different settings and can have many different meanings- from vortexes to marijuana. We established the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center to go beyond traditional medicine and to build a model for future health care. We aimed to change the focus from sick care to real health care and to advocate a new way of thinking about healthy lifestyles as a positive means to helping people achieve what they want in life. And we aimed to do all of this through translating science. We can manage (and sometimes reverse) many chronic diseases better through lifestyle than through drugs, yet lifestyle strategies are rarely used to prevent and manage chronic diseases in health care systems. Everyone recognizes that our current health care system is not sustainable but we seem reluctant to commit to focusing on health rather than sickness.

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