The 31st Annual Virginia A. Beal Lecture
March 27, 2019
5:30 pm-7:00 pm
UMass Amherst Campus
The Department of Nutrition will host its 31st Annual Virginia A. Beal Lecture. This year, the department welcomes internationally renowned nutritionist and bestselling author Dr. T. Colin Campbell.
2019 Beal Lecture:"The Science of Nutrition, After Some Upgrading, Needs Serious Attention"
Book signing to follow.
Preceding the lecture from 4:00-5:30pm, the department will hold a reception and student poster presentation, followed by its annual student scholarship and award ceremony.
About Dr. Campbell:
T. Colin Campbell, PhD has been dedicated to the science of human health for more than 60 years. His primary focus is on the association between diet and disease, particularly cancer. Although largely known for the China Study--one of the most comprehensive studies of health and nutrition ever conducted, and recognized by The New York Times as the “Grand Prix of epidemiology”--Dr. Campbell’s profound impact also includes extensive involvement in education, public policy, and laboratory research.
Dr. Campbell’s research experience includes both laboratory experiments and large-scale human studies. He has received over 70 grant-years of peer-reviewed research funding (mostly with NIH), served on grant review panels of multiple funding agencies, actively participated in the development of national and international nutrition policy, and authored over 300 research papers. Throughout his career, he has confronted a great deal of confusion surrounding nutrition and its effects. It is precisely this confusion that he has focused so much on, in recent years.
In order to synthesize the findings of his long and rewarding career, Dr. Campbell co-wrote The China Study: Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-term Health, which has sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. He is also the author of the The New York Times bestseller Whole, and The Low-Carb Fraud. Several documentary films feature Dr. Campbell and his research, including Forks Over Knives, Eating You Alive, Food Matters, and PlantPure Nation. He continues to share evidence-based information on health and nutrition whenever given the opportunity. He has delivered hundreds of lectures around the world and he is the founder of the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies.