Childhood obesity expert to talk at Touro University's Research Day

Times-Herald staff report

With one of the biggest health stories facing Americans being the rise in childhood obesity, Touro University is hosting a talk with an award-winning science and health journalist. 

Gary Taubes will be the keynote speaker for Touro's "12th Annual Research Day" event at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Lander Hall on the Mare Island campus. 

The "12th Annual Research Day" is a campus-wide event that showcases new research and unpublished work from faculty, residents, post doctoral fellows and students from all programs at Touro University. 

Taubes is a contributing correspondent to the journal "Science," author of "Why we Get Fat and What to do About It," and co-founder of the nonprofit "Nutrition Science Initiative." 

He is the recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Independent Investigator Award in Health Policy Research, and has won numerous other awards for his journalism. 

The day's event is free and begins at noon. The program to examine posters followed by the reception begins at 3 p.m. inside Touro's Farragut Inn Ballroom (1750 Club Drive, Vallejo, CA).