Public Health Seminar Series:

Healthy Campus Initiative: Making the healthy choice the easy choice by Wendelin Slusser, MD, MS

Monday, February 5, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm Calit2 Auditorium OCW Video Archive
Seminar Abstract

In January 2013, Chancellor Gene Block launched the UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative (HCI). The UCLA HCI, envisioned and supported by Jane and Terry Semel, prioritizes the health and wellness of students, staff, and faculty. It is a campus-wide effort to draw upon UCLA’s world renowned research and teaching, to find new and innovative ways to promote living well on the UCLA campus, and to share that education and research with other communities, locally and beyond. Since its inception, the HCI has acted as a sparkplug and home for health-related campus-wide work, helping to leverage the strengths of individuals and institutions on and off campus. The HCI promotes living well for the UCLA community by supporting the “healthy choice as the easy choice” through its seven major thematic areas, called “pods”: MindWell, BEWell, EatWell, MoveWell, BreatheWell, ResearchWell, and EngageWell.

Speaker Biography - Wendelin Slusser, MD, MS

Wendelin Slusser, MD, MS
Wendelin Slusser, MD, MS Associate Vice Provost, UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative; Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine and School of Public Health
Dr. Wendy Slusser is Associate Vice Provost at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), for Chancellor Block's Healthy Campus Initiative that was envisioned and is supported by Jane and Terry Semel; Dr. Slusser is also HS Clinical Professor of Pediatrics in the UCLA Schools of Medicine and Public Health, and Co-Founder and Academic Director of the UCLA Fit for Healthy Weight program. Dr. Slusser graduated Cum Laude from Princeton University, received her Medical Degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University and her Masters Degree in Science from the Institute of Human Nutrition at Columbia University. She completed her internship and residency in Pediatrics at Babies Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. She joined the UCLA faculty in 1996 and since then has been a leader in community, school, clinic, and family based programs related to health promotion, infant and child nutrition and physical fitness.

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