Health Seminar Series by Professor Baranowski

Health Events: Seminar Series by Professor Baranowski

The UoN Research Branch, Faculty of Health and Medicine, the PRC, and HMRI are hosting Professor Tom and Assistant Professor Janice Baranowksi for the week Monday 3rd March to 7th March 2014.

Tom Baranowski, Ph.D. is Professor of Pediatrics (Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity) with the USDA funded Children's Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. Prof Baranowski is principal investigator for three currently funded grants: an image-based software system for dietary assessment for children; a casual videogame to train effective vegetable parenting practices; and evaluating the effect of two videogames on obesity and diabetes risk. He has obtained over $US40million in grants and has published over 320 peer reviewed articles.

Please save the following dates for you diary:

Monday 3rd March: 11am - 12pm ATC 210 PUBLICATION WITH IMPACT

If you would like to:

  • Learn the secrets of publishing papers with IMPACT from someone who has succeeded in this?
  • Improve your rate of success in publications?
  • Improve your citation rate?
  • Hear how a highly successful researcher has succeeded in publication?

Tuesday 4th March 12-12.45pm ATC210 SERIOUS GAMES FOR HEALTH: WHAT ARE THEY AND DO THEY WORK?

(including a free light lunch)

Want to:

  • What are Serious Games for health?
  • What are the recent developments in the area of e-health & video games?
  • Learn what evidence says about the link between video games can behaviour change

Thursday 6th March 12-12.45pm ATC 210 INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURIALISM IN RESEARCH

  • Can research and entrepreneurialism be compatible?
  • Listen to how a lead researcher became a leader and innovator in his field and how links were developed between universities, government and the private sector.
  • What does it take to be a successful innovator in research?

Friday 7th March 8.30am-4.30pm HMRI, NEWCASTLE ONE DAY CHILD OBESITY TREATMENT AND PREVENTION SEMINAR

For further information click on the following link www.hmri.com.au/child-obesity-treatment-and-prevention-seminar

See flyers for the presentations (PDF, 480KB)

If you are interested in attending could you please respond by email

indicating the seminars you would like to attend to annette.murphy@newcastle.edu.au