Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series with Professor Lisa Chasan-Taber

Event Details

December 9, 2013
4:00 pm

Mullins Center

Room: Massachusetts Room

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the lecture.
Contact:
External Relations and University Events
413-577-1101

Professor Lisa Chasan-Taber, Department of Public Health: “It’s Never too Early: Diabetes Prevention in Pregnancy”

An unhealthy diet, lack of exercise, and stress at the time of conception and during pregnancy may have profound implications for the child, who could be at increased risk for heart disease and diabetes as an adult. Professor Chasan-Taber has led a national research team studying the impact of lifestyle behaviors on high-risk pregnant women. She will present scientific findings on introducing healthful lifestyle changes that protect mothers and babies against both short-term and long-term illnesses.

 

 

Directions:

From the North: Route 91 South to Exit 25 - At the end of the ramp turn left and follow the road to the intersection - turn right onto Routes 5 & 10 South - go 1 mile, then left onto 116 South, then eight miles to UMass exit - Left at the end of the ramp onto Massachusetts Avenue. Take left at second set of lights and follow directions for parking.

From the South: Route 91 North to Exit 19 (Northampton/Amherst) - Right onto Route 9 and go approximately five miles. Take a left onto Route 116 North (across from Staples) and follow for one mile to UMass exit. Take a right off the ramp on to Massachusetts Avenue. Take left at second set of lights and follow directions for parking.

From the East: Mass Pike (Route 90) West to Exit 4 (West Springfield) onto Route 91 North to Exit 19 (Northampton/Amherst) - Right onto Route 9 and go approximately five miles. Take a left onto Route 116 North (across from Staples) and follow for one mile to UMass exit. Take a right off the ramp on to Massachusetts Avenue. Take left at second set of lights and follow directions for parking.

From the West: Mass Pike (Route 90) East to Exit 4 (West Springfield) onto Route 91 North to Exit 19 (Northampton/Amherst) - Right onto Route 9 and go approximately five miles. Take a left onto Route 116 North (across from Staples) and follow for one mile to UMass exit. Take a right off the ramp on to Massachusetts Avenue. Take left at second set of lights and follow directions for parking.

Event Category

Lecture/Talk