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Expert in reducing obesity in people with disabilities to give 2013 Ramsey Lecture

James H. Rimmer, an expert in developing health programs to reduce obesity in people with disabilities, will give the 2013 Ramsey Lecture on Feb. 13 at the Georgia Center.

Rimmer, holder of the first Lakeshore Foundation Endowed Chair in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation Sciences and a professor in the School of Health Professions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will speak on “Building a Research Agenda in Obesity, Physical Activity and Disability” at 4 p.m. in Mahler Auditorium.

Rimmer serves as director of the UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative and currently is involved in a longitudinal study examining the health trajectories of people with disabilities.

He is director of two federally funded centers: the National Center on Physical Activity and Disability and the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Interactive Exercise Technologies and Exercise Physiology for People with Disabilities.

The event is funded by the Ramsey Lecture Series in the College of Education’s kinesiology department and is offered this year in collaboration with the UGA Obesity Initiative.