2017 Speakers

Health, Kinesiology, and Sport Management of Tomorrow: Directions, Innovation and Opportunities

Wednesday April 12 - Thursday April 13

Here's the lists and times for speakers at the 2017 HLKN Distinguished Lecture Series. Topics, speakers and times are subject to change without notice.


Wednesday April 12

9:10 - 10:00 a.m.

Dr. Damon Andrew

"The Importance of Adopting a Multidisciplinary Approach in Health and Kinesiology"

Dean and E.B. "Ted" Robert Endowed Professor
College of Human Sciences and Education
Louisiana State University

Areas of Specialization:
Leadership in sport, the attraction of sport to participants, spectators, sponsors, employees, and stakeholders, the effective integration of individuals with disabilities into the sporting environment

10:20 - 11:10 a.m.

Dr. David Allison

“Confusion in exercise, nutrition, and obesity research – How can we do better?”

Associate Dean for Research & Science
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health

Areas of Specialization:
Obesity and nutrition, quantitative genetics, clinical trials, statistical and research methodology, and research rigor and integrity.

11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

Dr. K. Sreekumaran Nair

Department of Internal Medicine
Mayo Clinic

Areas of Specialization:
Type 2 diabetes, protein turnover

12:40 - 1:30 p.m.

Dr. Paul Coates

Director, Office of Dietary Supplements
National Institutes of Health

Areas of Specialization:
Diabetes, dietary supplements

1:50 - 2:40 p.m.


Dr. Marc Roig

“Time-Dependent Effects of Exercise on Memory and Learning”

Assistant Professor
McGill University School of Physical & Occupational Therapy

Areas of Specialization:
Motor memory, procedural learning, cardiovascular exercise interve

3:00 - 3:50 p.m.

Chuck Greenberg

General Partner & CEO,
Frisco RoughRiders (MiLB)

Areas of Specialization:
Sports marketing, in-game entertainment, sports promotions


Thursday April 13

8:00 - 9:15 a.m.

Dr. Philip Calder

“Fat Controllers of Inflammation”

Professor of Nutritional Immunology
University of Southampton

Areas of Specialization:
Nutrition and immune function, influence of dietary fatty acids

9:35 - 10:50 a.m.

Dr. Michael Delp

"Cardiovascular Health: A Potential Hurdle in the Upcoming Space Race"

Dean and Professor
College of Human Sciences
Florida State University

Areas of Specialization:
Aging and exercise training, skeletal muscle, effects of actual and simulated microgravity on microvascular control mechanisms in the brain

11:10 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.

Dr. Steven Sussman

"Addiction Prevalence and Co-occurrence: Alcohol and Team Sports Participation"

Professor, Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California

Areas of Specialization:
Cancer prevention, epidemiology

12:45 - 2:00 p.m.

Dr. Michael D. Lewis

"When Brains Collide: Addressing Concussions and Head Injuries from the Inside Out"

President and Founder, Brain Health Education and Research Institute

Area of Specialization:
Traumatic brain injuries

2:20 - 3:35 p.m.

Dr. Blake Rasmussen

"Maintaining Muscle Mass and Function during Aging: Role of Physical Activity and Nutrient Sensing"

Professor & Chair,
Department of Nutrition & Metabolism
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Areas of Specialization:
Muscle biology, exercise physiology, nutrition

Part of the Texas American College of Sports Medicine Spring Lecture Tour

3:55 - 5:10 p.m.

Dr. Gareth Stratton

"Children's Physical Activity and Health Research in the 21st Century: The Community as a Laboratory"

Chair in Paediatric Exercise Science
Sports Science
College of Engineering
Swansea University (United Kingdom)

Areas of Specialization:
Paediatric exercise science, Physical growth and development in health and sports performance, physical activity