GDBBS Awards Banquet 2014
Dr. Blanck received her PhD from Emory University in Atlanta GA in Nutrition and Health Sciences. She has more than 12 years of CDC experience as a public health epidemiologist and has authored over 50 papers and reports in the areas of weight management, nutrition, physical activity and environmental exposures. She is the creator and Senior Advisor to the CDC's Nutrition and Obesity Policy Research and Evaluation Network (NOPREN) and a Senior member of the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research. Info from: (http://obesidadeinfantil.fulbright.pt/ en/articles/bios/heidi‐blanck)
On behalf of the Graduate Division of the Biological and Biomedical Sciences I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincerest appreciation to all of you that took time out of your busy schedules to help us celebrate the achievement of students and faculty at this 5th Annual GDBBS Awards Banquet.
To all faculty, students, and staff thank you for your continual efforts in making GDBBS among the most successful programs in modern biological and biomedical research and a true model for interdisciplinary training.
I would like to give special thanks to Dean Lisa Tedesco and the James T. Laney Graduate School for continuing to allot the resources for the funding of this event.
This event would not be as special if we did not have the financial contributions of our alums Bill Rice, Paul Orser, and Kent Rhodes. Thank you for your efforts and for taking the time to come and celebrate with us.
I would especially like to thank the GDBBS and LGS staff members, Monica Taylor and Robin Harpak, along with Katie Busch for your continued efforts to organize this special occasion. Thank you No Strings for lending your voices to make this a harmonious evening.
Keith D. Wilkinson
Keith D. Wilkinson, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair, Biochemistry