Coming to Our Senses

How Our Ancient Brains Face Our Modern Diet

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Franklin Theater

  • Adults
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  • Free
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  • Public

Obesity is a global epidemic with roots that lie in our early senses of taste and smell. Yet both the biology of the human body and complex social factors make this a challenging problem to solve. How do our senses drive our food habits, what are some strategies to help us make better decisions, and what are the innovative programs that are improving health in Philadelphia? 

Join the lively conversation led by Franklin Institute Chief Bioscientist Dr. Jayatri Das with special experts Dr. Shiriki Kumanyika from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and Dr. Nancy Rawson from the Monell Chemical Senses Center.

Moderator:
Dr. Jayatri Das, Chief Bioscientist, The Franklin Institute

Featured Guests:
Shiriki Kumanyika, Ph.D., M.P.H. | Professor of Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania  
Nancy Rawson, Ph.D. | Associate Director, Monell Chemical Senses Center

The speaker series is free and open to the public, with advance registration required.

Ticket Prices:

Free; Advance Registration Required

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