Louisiana State University

Virtual LSU Science Café: How to Live Better

Join us for an online LSU Science Café with LSU faculty researchers.

About this Event

LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Researchers are at the forefront of physical and mental health research. Join Dr. Justin Brown as he presents on how to eat better and move more to prevent cancer and Dr. Robert Newton, Jr. as he presents on how exercise can help keep you mentally healthy and prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. After the researchers’ presentations, a moderated audience Q&A will follow.

About the Speakers

Dr. Justin Brown is an assistant professor and the director of the Cancer Metabolism Program at Pennington Biomedical Research Center. His research interests include discovering the mechanisms through which weight management, diabetes control, optimal nutrition, and physical activity prevent the development and progression of cancer. He received his Ph.D. in clinical epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania. He conducted a fellowship in cancer epidemiology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Robert Newton, Jr. is an associate professor and the director of the Physical Activity & Ethnic Minority Health Laboratory at Pennington Biomedical Research Center. His research interests center on addressing health disparities in African American children, adults, and older adults. Most of his work involves developing physical activity promotion interventions and he also engages in weight loss studies. Dr. Newton utilizes community-based and technology-based interventions to address health disparities. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Florida.

LSU Science Café is presented in partnership with WRKF.

Image Credit: Pennington Biomedical Research Center of Baton Rouge.

Registration & Attendance Information

The event is open to the public and advance registration through Eventbrite is required.

The live event will be closed captioned and a recording of the webinar will be made available on the LSU Research YouTube channel shortly after the event.

Tuesday, October 27 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm

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Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Target Audience

Students, Faculty, General Public, Staff







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