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Media Memo: Expert on Childhood Obesity to be on UW-Eau Claire campus Oct. 13

RELEASED: Oct. 10, 2005

Dr. William KlishDr. William Klish, a 1963 UW-Eau Claire graduate and one of the nation's leading experts on childhood obesity, will be on campus Oct. 13.

Dr. Klish, who earned degrees in chemistry and biology from UW-Eau Claire, will be part of the university's Biology Speaker Series. His presentation, titled "Childhood obesity: A public health crisis," will begin at 4 p.m. in Room 100 of Schneider Hall.

Dr. Klish is chief of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition service and head of the department of medicine at Texas Children's Hospital. He also serves as a professor of pediatrics and head of the pediatric gastroenterology at Baylor College of Medicine.

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin Medical School, Dr. Klish was among the medical professionals who appeared in the movie "Supersize Me."

The fall 2005 Biology Research Seminar Series is supported by the Marshfield Clinic. It features experts who discuss a variety of science-related topics.

The media is welcome to attend Dr. Klish's presentation.

For details about Dr. Klish's Oct. 13 presentation at UW-Eau Claire, contact Paula Kleintjes, chair of the biology department. You can reach her at (715) 836-4166 or kleintpk@uwec.edu.

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