Spelman College and NICHD Host Wellness Revolution Summit
ATLANTA (Jan. 9, 2014) – On Feb. 6, prominent researchers, innovative thinkers and women's health and wellness advocates will come together at Spelman College for the Wellness Revolution Summit 2014:Power Up! Co-sponsored by Spelman and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the summit will highlight leading medical research and wellness best practices for improving and sustaining optimal health. Presenters will share data on nutrition, physical activity and wellness with the goal of providing practical solutions for eating better, moving more and sleeping well. The summit is free and open to the public.
Tickets are complimentary. Registration is required and available online.
The summit will feature influential leaders in health and wellness from organizations such as the President’s Council on Fitness, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Morehouse School of Medicine. John R. Ratey, M.D., clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and author of the highly acclaimed book “Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain” will serve as the keynote speaker. Also featured will be representatives from the faith and government sectors along with the summit's conveners:
- Alan Guttmacher, M.D., Director, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
- Yvonne T. Maddox, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
- Beverly Daniel Tatum, Ph.D., President , Spelman College
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center
350 Spelman Lane, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30314
In 2012, committed to educating the whole person—mind, body and spirit, Spelman College launched the Wellness Revolution initiative to empower and educate Spelman women and the world on the value and components of lifelong wellness. Through the newly established partnership between Spelman College and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the Wellness Revolution initiative continues to improve the lives of young women, their families and members of their communities through education and research engagement around nutrition and physical activity.
The two organizations have signed an official memorandum of understanding to co-sponsor a wellness summit; connect students to NICHD health researchers through internships and other educational opportunities to foster interest in scientific careers; and educate potential national partners about the Wellness Revolution.
ABOUT SPELMAN COLLEGE
Founded in 1881, Spelman College is a highly selective, liberal arts college widely recognized as the global leader in the education of women of African descent. Located in Atlanta, Ga., the College’s picturesque campus is home to 2,100 students. Outstanding alumnae include Children's Defense Fund Founder Marian Wright Edelman, Sam’s Club CEO Rosalind Brewer, Broadway Producer Alia Jones, former Acting Surgeon General and Spelman’s first alumna President Audrey Forbes Manley, former Harvard College Dean Evelynn Hammonds, Author Pearl Cleage and Actress LaTanya Richardson Jackson. For more information, visit www.spelman.edu.
About the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
The NICHD sponsors research on development, before and after birth; maternal, child and family health; reproductive biology and population issues; and medical rehabilitation. For more information, visit the Institute’s website at http://www.nichd.nih.gov.