“Obesity & Sugar Addiction” Talk Kicks off PNC “Food For Thought” Lunch Series at Scripps Florida

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January 12, 2015
Scripps Research Institute and PNC Wealth Management are proud to host PNC “Food For Thought” Lunch Series. The first of these monthly events took place on January 5 at Scripps Florida, O’Keeffe Founders Suite in Jupiter. Over 40 guests heard from Dr. Courtney A. Miller, an associate professor at The Scripps Research Institute and Dr. William Ja, assistant professor, both working in the Department of Metabolism & Aging at Scripps Florida. They discussed “Obesity and Sugar Addiction” with the audience and why you should think before you eat!
PNC “Food For Thought” Lunch Series are thought-provoking luncheons with world renowned scientists from Scripps Florida. The upcoming presentations are scheduled for February 9, 2015″Healthy Aging & Natural Products” with Dr. Paul D. Robbins, Department of Metabolism & Aging and Dr. Scott A. Snyder, Department of Chemistry; March 6, 2015 “Infectious Diseases” with Dr. Michael Farzan, Department of Infectious Disease; and April 24, 2015 “How Safe is your Food?” with Dr. Corinne Lasmezas, Department of Infectious Disease.
These monthly events, sponsored by PNC Wealth Management, take place at 11:30 am at Scripps Florida, O’Keeffe Founders Suite.
Tickets for the series is $500 or $1,000 benefactor. To request tickets or for more information, please call 561.228.2015. All proceeds from this series will support the research of the scientists presenting at the luncheons.
Event chairwoman is Nancy Hart. The committee includes: Jeffrey Barr, John Cross, Louise Cross, Josephine Faso, Ileene Fisher, Jeffrey Fisher, Irv Geffen, Dr. Stephen Gottlieb, Joel Hart, Suzanne Holmes, Todd Huffman, Leanna Landsmann, Kristin Lidinsky, Laurie Luskin, Joanne McQuigg, Andy Pargh, Jillian Percella, Joanne Pinciss, Ellen Tansey and Peter Weisz.
About The Scripps Research Institute
The Scripps Research Institute is one of the world’s largest independent, not-for-profit organizations focusing on research in the biomedical sciences. Over the past decades, Scripps Research has developed a lengthy track record of major contributions to science and health, including laying the foundation for new treatments for cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, hemophilia, and other diseases. The institute employs about 3,000 people on its campuses in La Jolla, CA, and Jupiter, FL, where its renowned scientists—including three Nobel laureates—work toward their next discoveries. The institute’s graduate program, which awards Ph.D. degrees in biology and chemistry, ranks among the top ten of its kind in the nation. For more information, seewww.scripps.edu.
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