Reichwald Family Chair Lecture in Preventative Medicine

Event Details

The Chronic Disease Prevention Program invites faculty, staff, students, and community members to attend the inaugural Reichwald Family Chair Lecture in Preventive Medicine at UBC Okanagan.  The lecture by Dr. Lawrence Brawley, Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention will discuss Community Interventions as Life Preservers for Disease Prevention: Evidence for a Physical Activity Behaviour Change Model.

A light reception will be held after the lecture in the RHS atrium.

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Chronic Disease Prevention Program
The Chronic Disease Prevention Program (CDPP) is aimed at progressing the research front in the prevention and management of chronic diseases. Dr. Kathleen Martin Ginis, a Professor with UBC Faculty of Medicine and UBC Okanagan Faculty of Health and Social Development, is the founding CDPP Director. Dr. Martin Ginis also serves as the inaugural Reichwald Family UBC Southern Medical Program Chair in Preventive Medicine. Based at UBC Okanagan, the CDPP will harness the strengths of researchers from both Okanagan and Vancouver campuses and Interior Health (IH) to support new discoveries and knowledge translation in the areas of physical activity, nutrition/healthy eating, diabetes, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, and neurotrauma and neurodegenerative diseases. For more info, visit