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Biologist to speak about obesity

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
Phone: 907-474-7902

03/25/09

University of Alaska Fairbanks professor Bert Boyer will speak Tuesday, March 31 at 7 p.m. at Begich Middle School in the final installment of the Science for Alaska Lecture Series in Anchorage.

His lecture, "What Yup'iks Can Tell Us About Risk and Protection for Obesity," will focus on a discussion of the correlation between environmental and biological factors.

Science for Alaska lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.scienceforalaska.com.

The lecture is sponsored by Alyeska Pipeline Service Company and the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

CONTACT: Ann Ringstad, director of community advocacy, at 907-474-5922 or via e-mail at ann@alaska.edu. Marmian Grimes, UAF public information officer, at 907-474-7902 or via e-mail at marmian.grimes@uaf.edu.

ON THE WEB: www.scienceforalaska.com

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