The Pharmacology Graduate Group is pleased to announce the Doctoral dissertation defense of -
Advisor: Dr. Marcelo Kazanietz
Date: Monday, April 28th Time: 11:00 a.m. Location: 9-146 SCTR
Dissertation title: PKC isozymes in lung cancer development and therapy resistance
"Regulation of cell architecture by microtubule-end binding proteins" 2pm CRB Austrian Auditorium
Cell Biology, Faculty of Science, Utrecht University
Why are there differences in obesity between Arab and Jewish adolescents in Israel?
Dr. Orna Baron-Epel, PhD, MPH
School of Public Health
University of Haifa, Israel
Monday, April 28th, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
1412 Biomedical Research Building (BRB)
Join us for the next upcoming event in our Community Engagement Seminar Series!
Orna Baron-Epel, PhD, MPH is a professor at the School of Public Health, University of Haifa, Israel. Dr. Baron-Epel developed the MPH program at the University of Haifa, and served as head of The Health Promotion Program from 2003-2011. Dr. Baron-Epel is the editor of the Israeli Health Promotion Journal and conducts research on social aspects of tobacco use, alcohol abuse, health and the built environment, social support, discrimination and road accidents and injuries.
Abstract: This seminar will discuss research on two culturally and economically distinct ethnic populations who reside side by side in Israel: Jews and Arabs. The prevalence of obesity in both adults and adolescents is higher among Arabs than among Jews, which corresponds to the lower socioeconomic status (SES) among Arabs. However, when assessing levels of SES in neighborhoods (i.e., towns), the opposite is apparent: in the Arab lower-SES towns, the odds of an adolescent being overweight or obese are lower than in the higher-SES towns. This paradox will be examined relative to possible explanations for the prevalence of obesity in the two populations, including individual health behaviors and the built environment.