March 23, 2001
Volume XXXIV, No. 12


Of Note


SON seminar series to address dieting with today's fast pace

Are diets feasible options or fanciful ideas? What is the most effective way to shed unwanted pounds and keep them off? Most importantly, what are the health benefits of controlling one's weight?

Find out over breakfast Wednesday, March 28, as the School of Nursing at the Health Science Center continues its Seminar Series on Health. The public is invited and encouraged to attend this community event.

Dr. Janet Allan, professor and dean of the School of Nursing, will give a presentation titled "Diets Don't Work: Weight Management in the Context of Your Life."

Dr. Allan, whose research interests are in women's health, specifically weight and physical activity management across multi-ethnic populations, is a registered nurse, an adult nurse practitioner and a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.

The School of Nursing invites the public to this lecture, the sixth in the series. The breakfast event is scheduled for 7:45 to 9 a.m. March 28 at the San Antonio Country Club, 4100 N. New Braunfels. The cost is $20 per person and includes a breakfast buffet. Reservations are being accepted through the School of Nursing at ext. 7-3833.

Dr. Allan received the prestigious 2001 Southern Nursing Research Society Distinguished Research Award at the annual meeting of the Southern Nursing Research Society held Feb. 1 in Baltimore. She is the sixth professional and the second from the UTHSC School of Nursing to be honored by the society.

Recipients are recognized for their contributions to established programs of research that enhance the science and practice of nursing, outstanding scholarly contributions to nursing knowledge, sustained publishing records and ongoing programs of research.

Dr. Allan is the vice chair of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a national panel of nurses, physicians and behavioral scientists who will develop national guidelines for screening and counseling of individuals across the life span.